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Volunteer with Animal Services

Volunteer holding a cat

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The Clarington Animal Shelter cannot accept volunteers due to COVID-19.

Check back for updates on when volunteers will be able to resume.  

The Clarington Animal Shelter is always looking for new volunteers. We provide shelter and care to approximately 500 animals every year. Our volunteers are an invaluable part of our team; they help us take care of the animals and improve their quality of life.

At the Clarington Animal Shelter volunteers learn new skills, form new relationships, and have the ability to:

  • Take a dog for a walk. What dog wouldn't love to walk around all day?
  • Socialize a cat or dog. Many animals brought into our care have had little or poor interactions with people or other pets. By interacting with these animals, volunteers help increase their chances of finding a home.

Volunteer requirements

  1. Applicants must be 16 years of age
  2. Able to commit to a minimum of 16 hours a month for a minimum of a six-month term
  3. Provide a satisfactory Criminal Reference Check (C.P.I.C)
  4. Submit an Animal Shelter Volunteer Application Form
  5. Successfully complete the interview process
  6. Successfully pass Volunteer Orientation
  7. Have the skills, ability and knowledge required to handle animals

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