Volunteer

To Get Involved:

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the KWHS to give your time and love to the animals in our care. We rely on our wonderful volunteers to help with many aspects of our shelter operations. Without our volunteers, we couldn’t do all the good things we do! Our volunteers make such a difference by enriching the animals’ time at the shelter and helping to place them in their new fur-ever homes.
We are extremely fortunate to consistently receive an overwhelming response from individuals who want to be a part of our program, so we are unable to accept all of them. If you are initially not accepted, you are welcome to apply again next time! Thank you again for your interest in donating your time and love to the care of the animals at the KWHS.

Please note that all in-shelter volunteers (this does not include Camp Counsellors-in-Training or Events) are expected to commit to a minimum of six (6) months due to the amount of training involved.

Please read the role descriptions below. If you feel you are a good fit, fill out our Volunteer Application and send a scanned copy via email to our Volunteer Coordinator at brianna.burnett@kwsphumane.ca.

Please include in the email which shifts you would be available for.

Thank you for your interest in our volunteer program!

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Summer Camp Counsellor-In-Training

Age Requirement: 14-16

Weekly Commitment: A minimum of 1 week for 40 hours. (Can commit to any number of weeks or the entire summer).

 

Veterinary Administrative Assistant

Age Requirement: 18+

Weekly Commitment: A minimum of 3 hours per week.

Shifts Available: Fridays 1-4pm.

Animal Care:  Adoption Dogs

Age Requirement: 16+

Weekly Commitment: A minimum of 1 shift per week of 3 hours.

Shifts Available: Fridays 8-11am.

Animal Care:  Adoption Cats

Age Requirement: 16+

Weekly Commitment: A minimum of 1 shift per week of 3 hours.

Shifts Available: Weekdays 8-11am

Adoption Cat Counsellor

Age Requirement: 18+

Weekly Commitment: A minimum of 1 shift per week of 2 hours.

Shifts Available: Weekdays 3-5pm, Saturdays 2-4pm.

Canine Companion

Age Requirement: 18+

Weekly Commitment: A minimum of 1 shift per week of 2 hours.

Shifts Available: Mondays 1-3pm & 4-6pm; Tuesdays 1-3pm & 4-6pm; Thursdays 1-3pm & 4-6pm; Fridays 1-3pm; Saturdays 10am-12pm & 2-4pm; Sundays 2-4pm.

*Significant dog experience required.

 

Weekend Reception

Age Requirement: 16+

Weekly Commitment: A minimum of 1 shift per weekend.

Shifts Available: Saturdays 10am-1pm; Sundays 1pm – 4pm.

Tender Loving Care (TLC) Volunteer

Age Requirement: 18+

Weekly Commitment: A minimum of 1 shift per week of 1 hour.

Shifts Available: Weekdays 11am-12pm, 1-2pm, & 4-6pm.

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