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Why Volunteer with Calgary Humane Society?

Volunteering is one of the many ways you can make a difference in your community and support a cause you believe in. All it takes is genuine compassion, selflessness, and your time, to directly impact the lives of animals in our care and the people in our community.

Our volunteers’ contributions can be felt throughout our organization, whether it is through administrative work, maintenance, or animal enrichment. Together, our volunteers donate thousands of hours annually. Being a part of our team means building new relationships with people who share your values, learning new skills, and most importantly, helping the animals.

Our volunteers help us 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 rescue and 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.

With over 30 different volunteer roles available, there is something for every skill and ability level. Recruitment occurs on an as-needed basis and any specific requirements are listed directly in the role description. Our team assesses and screens applications before contacting potential candidates for an interview. Due to the tremendous support from our community, we receive a large number of applications and encourage those interested in volunteering to continue applying as new roles become available.

We understand commitment looks different for everyone and may depend on lifestyle. Before you apply, please determine how much time you can give. For most roles, you will be asked to commit to a minimum of six months of service with a weekly commitment of two to three hours. Drop-In or casual volunteering is typically offered to volunteers that have passed their six months of service or on a case-by-case basis.

The minimum age to volunteer with us is 14 years old due to safety protocols (under select roles only). More roles are available to people 16 and up, and all other volunteer roles are open to ages 18 and up. If you have any questions, please email volunteer@calgaryhumane.ca for more information.

If you’d like to become a Calgary Humane Society volunteer, view our open positions and apply within.

Dog Walker Application – Click here!

Board of Directors

We are currently seeking to add to our Board of Directors in multiple capacities. To explore these opportunities further, please click here.

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

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Seniors Group Volunteer Day

Volunteering has is social, mental and physical benefits for people of all ages. Whether you are a group of seniors coming from a seniors facility or a seniors community group looking to get more involved with Calgary Humane Society, we would love to get you involved! Seniors volunteer days include a shelter tour, animal visit and a helpful task that benefits the animals in our care.

To apply, please complete the application form below.

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