VOLUNTEER WITH US

 The Alliston & District Humane Society is 100% volunteer run and your participation is critical to the shelter maintaining operations and to the animals in our care.  Our volunteers do a wide variety of things throughout the shelter, so if you don't see something here that suits you please contact us.


You can submit your name and details to our team coordinators by choosing your preferred activity button and submitting the form or by calling the team leads listed. 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

CAT TEAM

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Cat volunteers socialize our cats while cleaning cages, feeding and caring for the many needs of our many felines. Many of the cats love to have their ears scratched and some special attention. Socialization visits are also being scheduled. Training is required for cat volunteers.


Please call Peggy Ely at:

705-424-0993 

DOG TEAM

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The dog team comes in twice a day to walk, train, feed and clean the dogs. Our goal is to have four volunteers per shift (two dog walkers, one handler / trainer, one shuffler / feeder). Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older to work with our dogs.

 

Take a look at our: Dog Program


Please call Emily Day at:

705-321-2378 

 

SMALL ANIMAL TEAM

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Small animal volunteers clean cages, feed animals and socialize and interact with rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, etc. The small animals department also offers shifts for students looking to earn secondary school diploma volunteer hours, as well as shifts strictly to socialize the rabbits.


Please call Crystal Roth at:

705-435-8727 

CAT SOCIALIZATION

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Cat Socialization shifts are open to adults 18 and up and to a child (approximately 12+) with a supervising parent. Parent and child will need to attend the shelter for training with our coordinator who will then determine if the child and parent as a team are a good fit for socializing cats. 


To learn more, take a look at our:

Cat Socialization Program


Please contact Gail Garisto at:

705-440-7383 or e-mail: bubbletubsoaps@hotmail.com   

MAINTENANCE TEAM

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We always have many items throughout the shelter that need repair, installation, removal etc.,  We could really use your help and expertise if you are a handy person.  There is grass to cut, flowers to tend and snow to shovel every year outside of the shelter also.  A few hours of  your time could make a big difference in shelter operations.


Please call Marilyn Harris at:

705-250-0892


FUNDRAISING TEAM

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With many community events each year that the shelter participates in we are always in need of volunteers to help.  From attending and managing a booth at the Potato Festival to helping take pictures with Santa, there is something for everyone.  If you love being out in the community and supporting our cause, we would love to have you join us. Your time and expertise will make every event more successful while bringing in much needed funds to support the animals' needs. 


Please call Sue Shannon at:

705-220-7422

More Ways To Help

FOSTER HOMES NEEDED

We provide the food, YOU provide the love. A foster home provides one of our animals with a temporary home where it can feel like a valued family member. Foster homes not only spare animals from the stress of confinement in a cage in our shelter, but also provides them with a loving home environment and adequate socialization, which makes them more adoptable.

 

Most of our rescued animals stay in foster homes until adoption. Fostering can be the most rewarding and fulfilling experience for you! By fostering, you are helping to save the life of an unwanted animal. Fostering also gives you and/or your own pets the benefit of pet companionship without the worries of permanent ownership! There are also times when short-term medication foster homes are needed. 


If you are interested, please complete:

Our Dog Foster Home Application

or, Our Cat Foster Home Application

FUNDRAISE

We welcome and encourage individuals and organizations to run community events on our behalf. We have been very fortunate to have so many people support the work that we do and the programs that we offer by fundraising on our behalf. Third party events help us build relationships in the community and raise public awareness with new people we could not reach without you. This helps bring new donors, adopters and volunteers to the Humane Society, making the effect of your event that much wider!

As a third party event organizer, we encourage you to participate in an activity that you, your friends and your family will enjoy and, at the same time, support the work of the Humane Society. It doesn’t matter whether your event is large or small, there are infinite possibilities that support our mission. 


Please call Sue Shannon at:

705-220-7422  

WISHLIST DONATIONS

We are always in need of a wide variety of items at the shelter. Regular monthly donations help us keep our expenses minimal and let us help more animals in our community!


Visit our Wishlist