Volunteering makes a Difference!

The Oakville & Milton Humane Society is supported by 300 volunteers doing 30 different jobs. Volunteers enable us to provide the very best of care for our animals and help us provide support to the people and animals in our community.

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New Volunteer Application

New Volunteer Application (Thrift Store)

Information and Instructions

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the Oakville & Milton Humane Society. The work and dedication of our volunteers is greatly appreciated. Volunteers enable us to be able to provide the very best care to the animals we shelter. Our 300 volunteers are invaluable to our organization.

Please be aware that only applications for available volunteer positions will be reviewed and only those applicants who have the skill set identified will be contacted for an interview. It is important that you fill in the application completely and provide details about your experience. We have a maximum number of volunteers for each job and those involving the animals are the most sought after and the smallest in number.

If you have any questions regards the jobs or process, please contact the volunteer manager – coe@omhs.ca or by phone at 905-845-1551 extension 305.

Requirements for Volunteering
  • All volunteers must be 18 unless the job posting indicates otherwise.
  • All volunteers must be able to work safely around the animals.
  • All volunteers must be willing to make a minimum 6 month commitment, unless the posting is for a summer opportunity.
  • All volunteering positions that involve the handling of animals will require you are able to volunteer on a once a week basis at the same day and time, working with the same animal group.
Process to become a Volunteer
  • Submit an application for a posted position.
  • Identify the volunteer position that you are interested in.
  • Provide information on your experience relating to the job you are interested in. This will determine whether you will receive a phone interview.
  • Return the application by email, fax 905-845-1973 or in person.
  • Review and sign the volunteer agreements.
  • Complete volunteer training.
  • Provide a vulnerable person’s police check in some areas of volunteering.
  • Provide a driving abstract in some areas of volunteering.
Volunteer JobAvailabilitySpots AvailableDaysTimes
Animal Care – Dog6MWTFSS9am-11am
Animal Care – Cat2Fri, Sun9am-11am
Small Animal Socializer
Cat Socializer
Cat MatchmakerCat Experience1Sunday2pm-5pm
Dog HandlerTraining Experience3Afternoons
Dog Matchmaker
Adoption Counsellor
Photographer – Animal
Photographer – Event2WeekendsMost are Saturday events
Co-Op PlacementOpening for mornings in January 2018
Office Help
Donation Box Collector4Store HoursPick ups once a month
Special Events Help25WeekendsWhen needed for events
Tour GuidePublic Speaking1Evenings
Program DeveloperTeacher
School PresenterPublic SpeakingWeekdaysSchool Hours
Kindness Club AssistantExperience With KidsWed, Thurs evenings
PA Day AssistantExperience With KidsMon, FriDuring PA days
Animal Ambassador6WeekendsWhen need for events
Pet Therapy Visitor
Store Helper
Kijiji Posting Helper2FlexibleAfternoons
Licence Help
Donation Letters
Wildlife Receipt HelperData Entry2FlexibleFlexible
Wildlife DriverUnlimitedDays when we have wildlife
Vet Run/Animal Transport Driver5Weekdays8am mornings
Thrift Store Helper6TWTFSVariable
Volunteer Veterinarian
Foster ParentUnlimited
Graphic Artist
Dog Training Class Assistant
Mascots2WeekendsWhen needed for events
LIT – Youth 14-17 – working with kidsWorking with kidsRegistration opens after March Break
YAP – Youth 13-16 – working with petsWorking with petsFilled for 2018