Thank you for considering becoming a volunteer with the Sarnia & District Humane Society. As a volunteer, you become a part of one of the largest and most respected animal welfare groups in Canada. Your efforts help ensure that our services continue successfully. In joining our organization, you make an active commitment to applying your skills, interest and time toward helping the animals that need it most.
The first step to becoming a volunteer is filling out an application package. These packages are available in our reception area at our Society. Please pick one up or phone 519-344-7064 x22 and ask for one to be mailed to you. If you are over the age of 17, you will be required to have a police check done. The police check form is also included with the application package. Once these steps are completed and returned to our Society for review, a Society representative will contact you for an interview and orientation. Successful applicants can start volunteering once this process is complete.
Community Service Hours for High School Students
For students looking for community service hours, the same steps as above are required, however, a police check is not if you are under the age of 18. You must be 18 or older to work directly with dogs, but we do have other areas that student volunteers could help with.
Unfortunately, we cannot accept student volunteers under the age of 14, however, there are always lots of other ways you can help. Talk to your parents about spaying or neutering your pets. Tell someone if you see an animal being neglected or hurt. Host a “Puppy Party” and ask for your gifts to be for the animals instead of for you. Call our Society at 519-344-7064 to find out more ways you can help.
Thank you for considering becoming an active contributor toward our mission of alleviating animal suffering and promoting animal welfare. We look forward to meeting you soon!