Small animal volunteers clean cages, feed animals and socialize and interact with rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, etc.
The small animals department also offers shifts for students looking to earn secondary school diploma volunteer hours.
We are looking for: Weekday morning volunteers. Morning shifts are alternating weeks with each shift taking approximately 3 hours. If you would like to join our team, please fill out an application form.
Cat volunteers socialize our cats while cleaning cages, feeding and caring for the many needs of our many felines. Many of the cats love to have their ears scratched and some special attention. Socialization visits are also being scheduled. Training is required for cat volunteers.
We are looking for: The morning cat team shifts are every day of the week for approximately 2 to 3 hours. We are looking for new members to join us one shift per week or bi-monthly depending on availability.
The dog team comes in twice a day to walk, train, feed and clean the dogs. Our goal is to have four volunteers per shift (two dog walkers, one handler / trainer, one shuffler / feeder). Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older to work with our dogs.
Take a look at our: Dog Program
We are looking for: Potential volunteers for the dog team are being trained continually. Please submit an application and you will be called after screening and when a training session is open.
Socialization shifts are open to adults 18 and up and to a child (approximately 12+) with a supervising parent. Parent and child will need to attend the shelter for training with our coordinator who will then determine if the child and parent as a team are a good fit for socializing cats. To learn more, take a look at our: Socialization Program.
We are looking for: Potential volunteers for cats, cat socialization and small animals may fill in an application but will not be called until there is a vacancy.
We always have many items throughout the shelter that need repair, installation, removal etc., We could really use your help and expertise if you are a handy person.
There is grass to cut, flowers to tend and snow to shovel every year outside of the shelter also. A few hours of your time could make a big difference in shelter operations.
We are looking for: Adult or teen help with weekend shelter cleaning and moving animal food.
From attending and managing a booth at the Potato Festival to helping take pictures with Santa, there is something for everyone. If you love being out in the community and supporting our cause, we would love to have you join us. Your time and expertise will make every event more successful while bringing in much needed funds to support the animals' needs.
We are looking for: Volunteers for our fundraising team. If you have any skills that you think could help the shelter, apply today!
ADHS volunteer applications in all areas will be responded to after screening and when a suitable vacancy occurs. ADHS is taking volunteer applications and will be training accepted volunteers as required during stage 3 of the COVID-19 reopening.
Do you have questions about our protocols before applying? Please contact us.
We are looking for volunteers that are willing to dedicate at least 6 months of their time on a scheduled weekly basis. Volunteers must be able to attend training and an orientation session. Evaluations will be conducted periodically, and at the end of 6 months to determine your suitability and willingness to continue. Does this sound like it could be a good fit for you? Please download an application!
You can submit your application by filling out our application and emailing it to: firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can also print and mail your completed form to: P.O. Box 1455, Everett, ON L0M 1J0.
Due to Covid-19 we will not be accepting hand-delivered applications at this time.
The Alliston & District Humane Society is a volunteer organization with paid medical support. Your participation is critical to the shelter maintaining operations and to the animals in our care. Our volunteers do a wide variety of things throughout the shelter, so if you don't see something here that suits you please contact us.
ADHS welcomes students who wish to put in volunteer hours at our many fundraising events including: The Alliston PotatoFest Parade, ADHS Walkadogathon, Pet Pictures with Santa, ADHS Children's Beach Party and Halloween Dance, ADHS Kitten Showers, and our annual Easter Egg hunt, as well as a variety of other events. Specific posts for students who might wish to help with these events will be on this website and on our Facebook page.