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
Anyone interested in volunteering with the Central Alberta Humane Society is invited to complete a volunteer application form and waivers.
Only fully completed applications (including all personal information, email, availability, preferences, signatures and waivers) will be processed. Incomplete applications will be destroyed!
When the application is complete, please return it to the reception team at CA Humane. You will be contacted when a volunteer opportunity meeting your availability and preferences becomes available. Some volunteer positions are in high demand and therefore submission of an application does not guarantee placement. We do our very best to support all applications.
- Volunteers must be at least fourteen years old to volunteer at our Humane Education and Animal Welfare Center. Please note there are age restrictions/limitations when working with CA Humane dogs. Please refer to the Youth Volunteer Club Application 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 two hours each 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 prior to volunteering. If an applicant is under 18, we require his/her parent or guardian’s authorization to enroll in the program.
We recognize that children are excited to give some of their time to help the animals. Starting October 2014 we introduce a special 10 week youth volunteerism program for ages 9-13. W will offer a fun yet educational opportunity for kids to learn and participate in shelter activities. Please complete the Youth volunteer application located on this page.
Our younger supporters are encouraged to introduce the Coins for Critters program to their school to help raise funds for our animals in care.
Our center is open to volunteers during the following times:
Monday to Sunday: 9AM - 6PM
Closed Thursdays, Fridays & Stat Holidays
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 are 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 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.