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 suits 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 14 years of age 

  • Volunteers ages 14 to 16 require parent or guardian supervision at ALL times, as well as signed consent
  • Volunteers aged 16 to 18 do not require parent or guardian supervision, but must have parental signed consent
  • Volunteers aged 18+ can provide own consent and do not require supervision

Here are a few of our Volunteer Job Descriptions:

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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!  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 a part of, apply today!

To view all available volunteer shifts please click the link below


Once you have signed up for a shift, our volunteer coordinator will follow up to confirm and arrange for orientation and completion of paperwork if required.

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 (up to 16 years of age)
  • 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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