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.
What we are looking for: We are now looking to fill alternating Saturday, alternating Sunday, and alternating Monday mornings to feed and clean our bunnies. Shift is approx. 3 hours starting at 9am (or earlier). We are also looking for evening volunteers for rabbit socialization and other light duties. This shift is about 2 hours starting any time after 4pm.
Training is provided for all new volunteers.
Volunteers must be 18+ years of age. Students are welcome with a parent/guardian.
If you would like to join our team, please complete the application below.
Cat Team volunteers care for our healthy and sick felines by administering medication, cleaning cages, providing fresh food and litter each morning. There are also a wide variety of tasks that help support the cats like laundry and cleaning to support good sanitation practices. Many of our cats love to have their ears scratched and will accept any special attention. Two to three training shifts are required and you will then be added to the regular schedule.
We are looking for the following Volunteer Positions:
Intake: Take requests for help via phone, email, and social media, consult with coordinator(s). Foster Home Coordinator(s): Screen foster home applications, consult with foster homes and provide details on kittens arriving. Foster Home Support: Organize supply pick-ups and vet visits. Adoptions: Screen applications and complete kitten adoptions.
Our Dog teams come in for 2 shifts. Our goal is to have four volunteers per shift (two dog walkers, one handler/trainer, one shuffler/feeder). Our morning shifts are 9am to 12pm and then evening shifts are from 6pm to 9pm.
Take a look at our: Dog Program
We are looking for volunteers to join our dog team. Looking for exercise or to enjoy nature? Walk dogs on our beautiful rural property - cleaners and feeders needed too! Experience with large dogs is a plus! Volunteers needed for weekends as well as weekdays! We have morning and evening shifts available.
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.
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: email@example.com, 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.