Support a cause you believe in. Meet new people and make new friends. Feel the personal satisfaction of helping the animals.
Animal Aid Foundation is a 100% volunteer run organization and is always looking for more volunteers. We hold fundraising events year-round and can offer both long-term and short-term volunteer opportunities.
Current Volunteer Opportunities
Book Pricing / Book Sorting Volunteers
If you love books, love to read and love animals, this is the volunteer role for you!
We're looking for volunteers to help price and sort books into subject categories for our biggest fundraiser and signature special event -- the Animal Aid Foundation's Read For Pets Charity Used Book Sale. Sorting sessions take place once per week from June to October at our location at Winston Churchill, just south of the QEW in Mississauga. Time commitment is 3 to 4 hours per session. To volunteer, please complete our Volunteer Application.
Other behind the scenes work:
Volunteers are also needed to:
- distribute posters and flyers to help promote our annual charity book sale
- knit and sew cat toys for our Christmas fundraisers
- organize fundraising events
Event Volunteers: Charity Used Book Sale
Adult volunteers are needed for cash desks and to tidy books on the floor during our September sale. Shifts will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. To reserve your spot please complete our Volunteer Application.
Event Volunteers: Christmas Gifts For Pets
Adult volunteers are needed for our Christmas fundraisers at Erin Mills Town Centre in Mississauga and Oakville Place. Shifts will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. To reserve your spot please complete our Volunteer Application.
High School Students:
Earn your 40 hours and Discover your Passion, or maybe even your Future Career!
Volunteering your time isn’t just about earning your 40 hours for your high school diploma. It’s also about feeling the personal satisfaction of helping the animals, learning new skills and gaining work experience, and enhancing your self-confidence. Volunteering is also about choosing opportunities that provide you with unique experiences that you can’t get from a paid position.
Animal Aid has two different types of student volunteer opportunities:
1. Volunteering at an Animal Aid event
2. Volunteering your time by running your own fundraiser at school with your friends and donating the proceeds to Animal Aid.
Complete our Volunteer Application
Children age 10 to 14 years old
Volunteer for Animal Aid's new TAG day fundraiser. We're looking for fun, outgoing kids who want to enhance their self-confidence and feel the personal satisfaction of helping the animals. The fundraisers will take place at various locations throughout Mississauga. Shifts run for 2 to 3 hours. Parents are welcome to be present during their child's shift.
If you are interested in volunteering with Animal Aid, please tell us a little bit about yourself including:
- whether you are applying for a student or adult position
- what your interests are and any special skills that you have that you would like us to know about
- whether you have volunteered before and if you have, which organization(s) you have volunteered with
- the days and times you're available
Complete our Volunteer Application
We asked some of our volunteers why they choose to volunteer with Animal Aid Foundation. Here is what they had to say...
"Helping the animals gives me a feeling of satisfaction that I am doing something worthwhile."
"Volunteering is the most rewarding work I have ever done. It gives me the opportunity to do some good for the animals and feel good about making a difference."
"My pets are some of the lucky ones. They have a roof over their heads, have food and they are loved. Other animals are not so lucky. I volunteer to help the not so lucky ones."
"As a public education volunteer I encourage people to take responsibility to spay and neuter their pets. If each one of us understood the implications of not having our animals fixed i.e. that thousands of animals are being killed every day simply because there are not enough homes for them all, I am sure people would be lining up to have their pets fixed. If only people knew, who would argue that spaying and neutering is the only humane thing to do?"