Volunteer Opportunities

  • Dog walking
  • Cat socializing
  • Bunny cuddling

Opportunity Details

Dog Walking

  • Volunteers will help socialize and exercise the dogs at the shelters. This is a rewarding experience for the volunteers and crucial to the physical and mental well-being of the animals in our care. Socialization and exercise will also help improve the dog’s chance of getting adopted.

Cat and Rabbit/Small Animal Cuddling:

  • Volunteers will take animals out of their enclosures one at a time to provide socialization
  • Tasks may include playing with toys, cuddling and brushing the animals

*Small animals are typically guinea pigs.


All Toronto Animal Services’ shelters.

Time Commitment

The amount of time is flexible based on the volunteer’s schedule, but the volunteer should be able to identify a consistent time slot they are able to come. (e.g. Wednesdays from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.) Volunteers are also required to attend an orientation and review the Animal Services volunteer manual.

Note: We do not offer high school student volunteer hours.

How to Apply

Contact 416-338-0934 or taspartnerships@toronto.ca.