Become a Volunteer
Through shared leadership, our volunteers are an extension of our organization, promoting a collaborative model of humane communities. Our volunteers are ambassadors, helping us build positive momentum for social change. Through volunteerism, we create mutually respectful relationships and together we make a difference.
Make a difference in the lives of people and animals
We offer a wide range of volunteer opportunities to engage and inspire you. Not only will you be a positive influence in your community, you’ll also have the opportunity to learn new skills and develop lasting connections.
Our volunteers work in our facilities, assisting with dog walking, administration and basic animal care. Moreover, volunteers can also help with fundraising, advocacy, education, administrative support, special events, volunteer coordination, fostering and so much more.
You must be at least 14 years old to volunteer at the Asista Foundation and 16 years old to volunteer with the animals.
If you are younger than the required ages stated above, but would still like to volunteer, you may consider submitting an application to the Volunteer Bureau of the Asista Foundation as some exceptions may apply.
Experience caring for or working with animals is mandatory. This can include experience as a having your own dog at home, baby sitting a dog, etc.
We require our volunteers to have a basic knowledge of French and English, which helps ensure the safety of our population of people we serve.
Prospective volunteers must be ready to commit volunteer time in a stable manner.