• Any Volunteer under the age of 14 is required to be accompanied by a parent or guardian, unless participating under the umbrella of a school program such as a the ECS Physical Education Volunteer Program.

  • Volunteers are required to wear proper footwear (no sandals, flip flops, etc. Closed toe only)

  • Volunteers  must sign in at the front desk upon arrival.


We encourage all volunteers  to call ahead and schedule their time with us so that we may make the most of your time with us.

Become A Volunteer

The Estevan Humane Society is a non profit organization that relies heavily on the work and support from our dedicated volunteers. We could not do it without you. Thank you for your support!

Learn more about the different volunteer positions available below and fill out our volunteer application here.


Help the animals look and behave their best by spending some one-on-one time with them. Volunteers help by:

  • walk & play with dogs

  • bathe & groom dogs

  • groom & play with cats


This program helps children to practice reading in a fun and engaging way, while also aiding in the socialization of the animals. A child and a parent or guardian sit in the cat communal room and read either aloud or silently. The calm reading and the presence of a child relaxes and greatly improves the cat's socialization. 

According to research studies:​

  • Human-animal interaction can make the learning process more comfortable and enjoyable for children.

  • Animals can be a non-evaluative presence that can provide support and comfort to participants without judging them.


Help the shelter look its best by helping with the general upkeep. Volunteers help by:

  • general cleaning & sweeping

  • cleaning & tidying our outdoor space in preperation for spring & summer (raking leaves, washing windows, etc...)

  • assisting with improvement projects (painting, repairs, small construction projects, etc...)


Foster volunteers provide a temporary home for:

  • kittens and puppies too young to be adopted

  • animals in times of overcrowding

  • pets that need additional socialization before being placed in a forever home

Fostering is one of the most important ways the public can help save the lives of animals who need more time or care before they are adopted. 

Foster volunteers are provided with:

  • Basic training

  • All animal care supplies

  • Medical care and access to someone to answer all your questions

Fostering is a rewarding experience and is a great volunteer project for families or individuals who love animals but cannot commit to having a full-time animal companion. Please fill out our foster application here and contact us for more information!


We will always graciously accept any extra help you can provide at our fundraising events throughout the year! Please visit our fundraising page for more information on the events we have planned.