How You Can Help
The Quinte Humane Society relies on community volunteers for many aspects of its operations. We have volunteers who help with animal care, volunteers who walk dogs, and volunteers who help with fundraising and special events. We also rely on volunteers for our twice monthly Bingo sessions.
We have a wonderful team of dedicated staff who rely on volunteers each day to enrich the lives of the animals in our care. When staff have this vital help it gives them the opportunity to spend more time with each animal making their stay with us even more loving and comfortable, reducing stress, improving health, and improving the overall experience.
As demand for our services is always growing, the best way to increase our capacity to care for lost, stray and surrendered animals is to expand our Foster Program. You can make a real difference from the comfort of your home. If you have the time and space, think of joining our Foster Program, it's one more way to help.
Due to the current COVID19 pandemic our volunteer program is temporarily suspended until further notice. We look forward to resuming volunteer operations. Please refer to our website for updated information. If you would like more information about our Volunteer Programs, please email email@example.com for assistance.
Would you like to play an active role in improving the lives of animals? Then fill out our Volunteer Sign-up Form and get enrolled today.
Once you submit the form, your application will be reviewed by the Volunteer Programs Coordinator, and once approved you will be contacted to come in for your orientation session and any applicable training. After successfully completing your training you will be able to log in through Here2Volunteer and sign up for volunteer shifts. So sign up today - the life you change, just might be your own!
10 Great Reasons to Volunteer at the Quinte Humane Society
1. Helping out pets in need
Many pets that end up in shelters are strays or were given up for adoption. Volunteering to spend time with them helps improve their lives and chances of being adopted since you are helping to keep them socialized.
2. Giving back to the community
3. Gaining experience if you plan to adopt
If you are planning to adopt one day, volunteering is a great way to dip your toes in the water. The shelter probably cannot teach you everything, but it is a good start on learning how to properly walk a dog and get used to picking up after it.
4. Could help you make the decision to adopt
5. Fun group activity
6. Meeting other volunteers
7. Great for a resume
Even though it is not a paid job, volunteering does have its benefits in the end. Whether you are applying for college or a job, most employers value the fact that you care about your community.
8. De-stress from work or school
Work and school can get stressful, but volunteering is actually a good stress reliever. Playing with a dog or cat will really take your mind off things; while walking a dog lets you stretch those legs and get some exercise in.
9. Leads to more volunteering opportunities.
10. Volunteering can lead to employment.