We appreciate your interest in volunteering with the Upper Credit Humane Society. Our volunteers play a vital role in the lives of the animals that pass through our doors and they are very valued members of our organization. We simply could not function without the help of the fantastic volunteers who generously donate their time and skills.

As a volunteer with the UCHS, you are helping to provide the extra love and support our animals need to prepare for their forever homes. At the end of the day, you’ll know that your time had an impact on the animals, and we’re sure they’ll have an impact on you, too. If you are ready to put up your hand to help, we’ve got the volunteer options to suit you.

Our volunteers are involved in all areas of the Upper Credit Humane Society, including:

  • Animal care
  • Organizing and attending special events
  • Fundraising
  • Administrative and office help
  • Yard work and gardening, and light maintenance duties
  • Plus a variety of roles at our Thrift Shop

When volunteer positions become available, they are posted on this page. If you are interested in applying for a volunteer position that has been posted, please submit an application form, as outlined on the posting. We appreciate everyone who considers volunteering with the Upper Credit Humane Society, however, some opportunities are limited and we will contact applicants who are best suited for the position.

Age requirements for volunteers

All shelter volunteers must be 16 years of age or older, unless otherwise stated. Thrift Shop volunteers must be 14 years of age or older.

All volunteers are required to provide a valid police check, completed within the past three years. Students acquiring 40 hours of volunteer work are exempt from this requirement.

We are currently looking for volunteers for the following roles and positions:

Board of Directors

We are currently looking to fill two positions on our Board of Directors to lead our Fundraising and Education portfolios. If you have expertise in one of these areas, and an interest in helping animals, please contact volunteer@uppercredit.com.

Thrift shop team

We are currently looking for adult volunteers to join our Thrift Shop team. Volunteers are needed to work in all areas, including: sorting merchandise, pricing and sales. High school students who need to complete their 40 hours of community service are also encouraged to apply.

Our Thrift Shop is located in the Moore Park Plaza (Hwy 7 and Moore Park Crescent) in Georgetown. We are open Tuesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

If you are interested in joining our Thrift Shop team, please complete the application form. Once we have received your application, a member of the UCHS team will contact you to discuss your application and next steps.

Volunteer committees

Education Committee – We are looking for volunteers with an interest or past experience in teaching, animal training or education. Volunteer duties will range from behind the scenes assistance and planning, building relationships and/or leading presentations.

Contact information

If you have any questions or require further information about our volunteer programs or application process please email the following contacts:

Shelter, administrative or general assistance: volunteer@uppercredit.com
Thrift Shop: thriftshop@uppercredit.com
Events and fundraising: events@uppercredit.com