Become A Volunteer

Volunteering makes a Difference!

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the Oakville & Milton Humane Society. We are supported by over 400 volunteers doing more than 30 different jobs. Volunteers enable us to provide the very best care for our animals and help us provide support to the people and animals in our community.

Due to the high number of applicants that we typically receive for each volunteer opportunity, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Thank you for your generous offer of support.  

Available Positions

Wildlife Driver
Transport a wide range of orphaned or injured wildlife from the Oakville & Milton Humane Society to local wildlife rehabilitation centers. Apply here.

Animal Ambassador Team
Ambassador Teams attend special events and camps, throughout the community and at the shelter, as representatives of the OMHS. Apply here.


Barkin’ Bin Thrift Store Volunteer
Assist with receiving donations, sorting incoming product, merchandising retail products, and assisting our Store Leads in the maintenance of all store
operations. Apply here.

Youth Applicants

For information on other volunteer opportunities for youth please visit our Kids & Teens page. 

Requirements for volunteering

All volunteers must be:

  • 18 years of age.
  • Willing to make a minimum 6 month commitment, unless the posting is for a summer opportunity.
  • Able and willing to complete a background check.

All volunteers interested in working with animals must be:

  • Able to work safely around animals.
  • Able to volunteer on a once a week basis at the same day and time each week, working with the same animal group.

If you are under 18, please visit our Kids & Teens page for information on our youth volunteering programs.


Process to become a volunteer
  • Identify which posted volunteer position(s) you are interested in.
  • Complete the appropriate application for the desired role(s).
  • It is important that you fill in the application completely and provide details about your experience and availability. This will determine whether you will receive an interview.
  • Submit the application online, by email, by fax 905-845-1973, or in person.

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.

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding the volunteer process or positions, please check out the Volunteer FAQ page, or contact the Volunteer Coordinator by email at