Canine Enrichment: Level 1 Adoptions Volunteer

Canine Enrichment: Level 1 Adoptions Volunteer

Not currently recruiting

dog (3)Volunteers at the Ottawa Humane Society can give abused and neglected animals the best possible chance for a happy new life with the love and care they deserve. The OHS Volunteer department is seeking reliable, patient, and knowledgeable people to walk dogs, provide basic enrichment, encourage basic obedience (“sit”, “down”, and loose-leash walking), and follow behaviour modification plan instructions for dogs in the OHS Adoption Centre. Volunteers are required to make at least a two-hour, weekly commitment over a period of at least one year.

Canine Enrichment Volunteer Requirements:

  • Volunteers must be over 18 years of age.
  • Volunteers must be able to handle large dogs and lift 40 pounds.
  • Volunteers must be able to work alone with minimum supervision once trained
  • Volunteers must be familiar with large breed dogs.
  • Volunteers must commit to a weekly shift of two hours per week for a minimum of one year.


We are looking for volunteers to make a two-hour, weekly commitment for one of the following shifts:

We are not currently recruiting for this program.

Steps to becoming a Canine Enrichment Volunteer

  • Complete the volunteer application.
  • Please ensure you specify on your application the program and shift you are interested in volunteering for – please specify between Canine Enrichment Level 1 and Level 2.
  • Volunteers whose skills and availability match the Canine Enrichment, Adoptions requirements will be contacted for a phone interview.
  • Following a successful interview, volunteers will be asked to submit a Criminal Record Check and attend scheduled orientations.

For more information, please contact our coordinator: volunteers via email at or via telephone at 613-725-3166 ext. 264.

Thank you for your interest in our Canine Enrichment Volunteer Program!

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