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The Edmonton Humane Society has 1000 active volunteers who contribute an average of 50,000 volunteer hours annually. Without this contribution, the Society would not be able to do the work we do. Volunteer opportunities range from cat cuddling and dog walking to volunteer photography and help with major fundraising events, with many other opportunities in between and beyond. 

What's more, our volunteer culture is one of inclusion and positivity, where new people are welcomed and seasoned veterans are happy to mentor. It truly is a wonderplace to contribute time and make a difference in the community. 

Foster Care Program

You can help the animals at the Edmonton Humane Society by opening your home to foster care and giving them extra attention before they are placed for adoption.

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Corporate Volunteer Program 

The Edmonton Humane Society offers a one-time volunteer opportunity for corporate organizations. Corporate organizations offer valuable assistance in the day-to-day operations of the shelter.

Corporate groups are welcome to volunteer  Tuesday and Wednesday and Thursdays between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. We require a minimum four hour commitment for a minimum of five corporate volunteers in one group.

Your day will start off with a one hour orientation, which includes the history of the EHS, safety measures and policies for EHS volunteers, and behavior and medical information that will be important for your volunteer time. After that, your group will be split into small segments and you will get to do a variety of activities that help the shelter. A corporate volunteer group will help us with many tasks, including, but not limited to, administration help, paperwork assistant, maintenance help, operations work and animal socialization.

As part of our mission to help care for homeless, abused, and neglected companion animals, we do ask the corporate volunteer groups make a donation in their name to participate in the volunteer program. This money goes right back into the shelter, helping the animals in our care.

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Alternative Measures Program

Community members who need to complete alternative measures hours can do so at the Edmonton Humane Society. Read More

Current Volunteers

This is a portal to VICNet, our online volunteer information centre. VICNet will help make your volunteerism with  the Edmonton Humane Society an amazing and enriching  experience for you and the animals you meet.