Here at the Thunder Bay & District Humane Society we have designed a volunteer program that allows our volunteers to contribute in a dedicated and meaningful way. Our volunteers assist TBDHS in providing humane care and protection to all our animals.

These volunteer positions allow for an opportunity to help animals in need, learn what it takes to keep the Thunder Bay & District Humane Society going, and give back to the community. We welcome and encourage committed individuals to apply for the position that best suites you!

The Humane Society relies on the efforts and generosity of people like you, who are willing to speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves.



To become a Volunteer, please click HERE to fill out a volunteer application form.  Congratulations and Thank You for joining our special team!


Volunteer Requirements:

  • MUST be 16 years of age.
  • Volunteers are required to dedicate a minimum of 3 hours a week for a minimum of 3 months as scheduled shifts.
  • All interested candidates are required to fill out an application; only successful applicants will be contacted for an interview.
  • Must complete a phone interview for position.


Here are a few of our Volunteer Job Descriptions:

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Purpose: Calling all Crazy Cat lovers! we are looking for assistance in our Feline Care department. If you enjoy spending time with cats and don’t mind cleaning a few litter boxes here and there well then at last, you have found your calling! We have a cuddle room filled with kitties that need some love and affection. Interested? Apply today to be a part of this special team!

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Purpose: Being the hub of North Western Ontario, we are constantly housing many canines. We are looking for some canine lovers to join our volunteer team and help assist our Animal Care workers in our canine department. If you would love to spend some time with our amazing dogs, learn some behind the scenes tips and tricks this is the area you need to be in! Apply today to be apart of our Canine Volunteer Team!

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Purpose: Are you organized? Enjoy planning events? Outgoing and ready to have fun? We need you to be apart of our Fundraising Event Team, assisting in Adoption Fairs, BBQ’s, Fashion Shows and various other Fundraisers throughout the city of Thunder Bay. If you have some free time and want to make a difference in your community, apply to be apart of our Fundraising team today!

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Purpose: We are actively out and about in our community! Almost every weekend we have an event taking place in various areas of the city. We are looking for some outgoing, fun, animal loving individuals to help us make our events bigger and better! If this sounds like you, make sure you fill out our volunteer application so that you can become part of our amazing team! *Must be 18 or over*


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Purpose: Want to get a look at some behind the scenes at our shelter? Well our cleaning and maintenance team is where you want to be! We are always looking for some special individuals with a strong stomach to help assist our Animal Care team in various cleaning and maintenance opportunities in our shelter. If this sounds like something you want to be apart of, apply today!


Community Service & High School Credits

High School Credits can be tough trust us, we know first hand! why not get your credits by having some fun with us at our shelter?

Helping Animals = Graduation!

Community Service Volunteer Requirements:

  • Must be 14 years of age.
  • Volunteers are required to have parental supervision at all times.
  • Volunteers are required to dedicate a minimum of 3 hours for a minimum of 3 months as scheduled shifts.
  • Volunteering includes shelter duties such as maintenance, lawn services, laundry and cleaning as well as animal enrichment.

To become a volunteer please click HERE or come to the Humane Society to fill out a
volunteer application form!

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