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Why Volunteer with Calgary Humane Society?

Our volunteers help us protect animals, support people, and create a more humane world. With your help, we can expand our reach, deepen our impact, and contribute together to the critical work happening in animal welfare.


Calgary Humane Society is an equal opportunity organization. We welcome diversity and appreciate the value of the broad range of perspectives we see from different backgrounds and experiences.

Consider volunteering with The Calgary Humane Society to truly make a difference in your community! Our volunteers fulfill a variety of roles, ranging from administrative tasks to hands-on animal care. We accept volunteer applications based on the needs of our programs and carefully screen candidate applications for attention to detail and care. Those who meet the role requirements and have completed all the application questions will be contacted for an interview.

Depending on the role, volunteers must be at least 14, 16, or 18 years or older. For opportunities under the age of 14 please visit the “Education” section of our website for youth camps and clubs. We ask new volunteers for a commitment of at least six months, dedicating 2-3 hours weekly. Considering the training our volunteers receive, we are only able to offer drop-in volunteering opportunities to those who have completed their initial six months of service. Training is provided free of charge by Calgary Humane Society and typically lasts 3-4 weeks.

Due to the nature of our work, volunteers must complete a one-time police check at $30.

Due to the large number of applications received, we may fill all positions before getting a chance to chat with you! For those not selected initially, we encourage reapplication in the future. Please no phone calls or emails to inquire about the status of your application. We understand the importance of your interest and value your continued engagement with our organization. Thank you and we hope to connect with you soon!

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Group Volunteering

Thank you for your interest in corporate group volunteering at The Calgary Humane Society! We host single-session volunteer days on Thursday mornings from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm for groups of 6 – 12 people. Participants will enjoy a facility tour, animal visit, and assist with Laundry and Dishes. Individuals must be 18+. To apply, fill out the application. Space is limited due to high demand. Selected participants will be contacted directly to secure a date.

To apply, please complete the application form below

Temporarily Closed Due To High volume of applications

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