CA Humane VolunteeringVolunteers provide an important role in the operations of CA Humane.
Volunteers are an important part of the Central Alberta Humane Society. We need volunteers to help with our events and also to assist with everyday operations.
All of the volunteer positions we have are important to us and especially to the animals. It is critical for the animals to have the love, affection, exercise, and socialization they deserve.
By volunteering at the Central Alberta Humane Society, you can add to the quality of animals' lives and enhance the quality of your life too! As the largest animal welfare organization in central Alberta, we rely on the assistance of volunteers to care for the many animals that are in our care. Our beautiful new center allows us to provide a wonderful environment for our guest pets and the volunteers who interact with them.
Become a Volunteer
If you are interested in volunteering with the Central Alberta Humane Society can complete a volunteer application form and waivers.
Please be sure all areas of the application are completed (including all personal information, email, availability, preferences, signatures, and waivers). Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
When the application is complete, please return it to the reception desk at CAHumane. Volunteers will be contacted when a volunteer opportunity is available that meets your preference. Some volunteer positions are in high demand, and therefore submission of an application does not guarantee placement. We will do our absolute best to support all applications.
- Volunteers must be at least fourteen years of age to volunteer independently at the shelter. Please note there are age restrictions/limitations on some individual volunteer programs. Please contact our Humane Educator about our Youth Volunteer Club for ages 9-13.
- Most of our volunteer opportunities require a minimum time commitment. This commitment varies based on the program; however, most animal enrichment programs require a minimum of one hour a week. Volunteers are welcomed and encouraged to give more time than the minimum requirement. Our center is open every day, year-round for our volunteers.
- Volunteers must attend an orientation and program-specific training before volunteering. If an applicant is under 18, we require his/her parent or guardian’s signature on all necessary forms and applications to volunteer.
Our center is open to volunteers during the following times:
Tuesday to Saturday: 9:30 AM – 6 PM
Closed Sunday & Monday and Stat Holidays
*These hours have changed to 10 am- 4:30 pm while Covid-19 measures are in effect.
Not all positions are available at all times. Please refer to volunteer job descriptions for general availability or contact the Volunteer Coordinator for current openings.
The Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for recruiting, screening, and referring volunteers to supervisors within CA Humane. The coordinator acts as a liaison between volunteers and staff and is a resource for volunteers should any problems, questions, or concerns arise regarding a volunteer position or should a volunteer desire reassignment.
Please feel free to contact the coordinator at any time.Volunteer Coordinator
403-342-7722 ext 216
The CAHumane Board of Directors is a governance board. They provide volunteer-driven leadership and inspiration to the Central Alberta Humane Society by setting policy and direction.
To maintain our charitable not-for-profit status, we must have representation from our membership at this important level. Members of the Board of Directors are elected by vote at the Annual general meeting normally held in March or April by society members. All members of our board are community professionals with a skill or experience that lends itself to providing an exceptional and balanced team of leaders.