Volunteers

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Thank you for your interest in our Volunteer Program. Please use the tabs to the left of this panel to browse our current and future positions, FAQs and application forms.

Please note that 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 at [email protected] and fill out an application form, found on the student volunteers tab.

Please note: 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.

Student Volunteers

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Are you a student over the age of 14 looking for volunteer hours? We are currently accepting applications for our student volunteer program, for more information please contact our volunteer coordinator at [email protected] and fill out the application form below, Download The Student Application Form

Current Volunteering Opportunities

Humane Education:

Are you over the age of 18 looking for a rewarding volunteer experience? We are currently accepting volunteers to engage youth ages 6-12 using reading and creative activities to build empathy toward animals.

Please note that a CPIC vulnerable sectors check will be required, successful candidates will be reimbursed the cost up to $30. Due to the time constraints, we ask all those applying to go in person to do the CPIC as online will take up to two weeks for results to be in. For more information on how to obtain a CPIC in person, please visit: Kingston Police Website

This program is a weekly program from 4-5pm held at Boys and Girls Club Kingston and Chapters.

Program funding provided by Federal Funding through the New Horizons for Seniors Program Community-Based Projects

Download the Application Form

Student Volunteers:

Are you a student over the age of 14 looking for volunteer hours? We are currently accepting applications for our student volunteer program, for more information please contact our volunteer coordinator at [email protected] and fill out the application form below.

Download The Student Application Form

Closed Volunteering Opportunities

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 the KHS 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 [email protected]

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