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Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in the Kingston Humane Society Volunteer Program. Volunteers must be 18 yrs and over, with the exception of students 14 yrs and up registered in our Student Volunteer Program. For more information on the Student Volunteer Program, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator.

Children under the age of 14 are not eligible to volunteer at the shelter, however, we encourage them to help us out by creating posters showing proper pet care which we will gladly display around the shelter, or they can organize their own fundraisers or donation drives.

 

Complete a Volunteer Application Form

Please download and complete our volunteer application. Applications can be emailed, faxed, mailed or dropped off at our office at 1 Binnington Court. You will be contacted when a volunteer opportunity matching your interests and availability becomes available.   All new volunteers are required to attend a Volunteer Orientation and Training session prior to beginning their volunteer commitment with us. *Please Note* Due to our current resources, we are only able to contact applicants whose interests and availability match the needs of the Kingston Humane Society at any given time.  We thank you for your patience.

Some examples of where volunteers assist the KHS include:

Dog Walking

This is one of our most popular volunteer opportunities. As a dog walker you will be enriching the lives of our dogs as they wait for their forever homes. Our KHS dog walkers walk all different sizes and breeds of dogs and in all kinds of weather.

Cat Cuddling

Volunteers help socialize our cats and kittens by cuddling and playing with them.

Adoption Events

Volunteers showcase our cats and kittens to potential adopters and assist with the adoption process at special Adoption Events held throughout the year.

Driving

Volunteer drivers assist us by transporting our animals to and from their vet appointments during the week.

Lost/Found Pet Program

Volunteers assist with administrative tasks for this program.

Special Events

Volunteers assist with various tasks at our Special Events held throughout the year.

Fundraising

Volunteers assist our Fundraising Coordinator with fundraising projects and activities.

Office Assistants

Volunteers assist staff in the front office with daily administrative tasks. Tasks may include answering the phone, computer work, filing etc.

Information Booths

Volunteers work in our information booth promoting KHS programs and services at various events throughout the city.

Handy Person

We are seeking volunteers to assist us with minor repairs and projects around the shelter from time to time. Repairs would include, putting up shelves, painting, fixing doorknobs, repairing flooring, repairing drywall, etc. If you are an experienced handy person and would like to help us keep the shelter in good repair, please contact the KHS Volunteer Coordinator.

Consultants

We are seeking “Subject Matter Experts” to serve as volunteer consultants to the staff and Board of Directors from time to time for various projects and activities around the shelter. We are looking for assistance in the following areas:

• Information technology
• Human Resources and labour relations
• Heating/Ventilation/Air Conditioning systems
• Appliance maintenance and repair
• Construction projects
• Flooring
• Roofing/eavestrough maintenance
• Painting
• Animal care and veterinary medicine
• Plumbing
• Electrical service and repairs
• Vehicle maintenance
• Landscaping
• Marketing

Ideally, Volunteer Subject Matter Experts will have accumulated significant experience and relevant credentials in their area of expertise. If you are interested in assisting as a volunteer consultant, please contact the KHS Volunteer Coordinator.

Current Volunteer Opportunities:

The KHS is currently seeking volunteers to fill the following roles:

  • Handy Person
  • Consultants

For more information about volunteering please contact  volunteer@kingstonhumanesociety.ca or call 613-546-1291.

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