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Humane Education Volunteer

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Volunteer Position Name / Role: Humane Education Volunteer
Date Posted: Tuesday, May 30, 2023
Organization Name: Ontario SPCA
Organization Contact: Kim Dooley
Why you might want to consider taking this opportunity: Personal Benefits
• Directly impact your local and global community by empowering participants to discover
their empathy for animals and their environment, while inspiring a deep connection to
• Make like-minded friends
• Behind-the-scenes access to our animal centres
• Access to our knowledgeable staff and wellness resources
• Ability to customize your schedule, choose your assignments and update your profile,
through our online community
Type of Organization: Public Service
More Info Link:
Volunteer type position is suitable for:
  • Youth
  • Adult (18 +)
  • Business/employer supported group
Duties / Roles / Activities: INSPIRE FUTURE GENERATIONS

As a Humane Education Volunteer Team Member, you would deliver presentations (60-75 minutes in length) primarily to local schools. The content for presentations will cover the Ontario SPCA mission and reflect humane education`s goal to inspire compassion, empathy, and respect for all animals, inspiring a connection with animals.

AnimalSmart™ presentations take a student-centred approach, aiming to foster meaningful conversations about animals through discussions, videos, and activities with curriculum connections.


We ask for a minimum commitment of four presentations a month, between eight to twelve hours a month. Volunteers must have daytime availability and be able to provide 4 morning or afternoon time slots to present during school hours.
Sample Tasks:
Dates & Times:
  • Daytime
Seasonal: All Year
Location of Volunteer Activity:
  • Any Dufferin
  • Orangeville and area
  • Shelburne and area
  • Grand Valley and area
Wheelchair Accessibility: Yes
Can be used toward '40 Hours' for Highschool Graduation (OSSD): Yes
Does this opportunity relate to COVID-19: No
Commitment Length / Duration: Long Term (more than 1 year)
Training Required:
  • Other
Transportation: Own Transportation Required
Expires: Tuesday, December 31, 2024
Areas of Interest:
  • Support for Children / Youth
  • Education / Mentoring / Tutoring

Previous teaching, presenting or experience working in a school setting would be an asset.

Have good working knowledge of PowerPoint, Google Classroom, and other presentation

Ability to clearly communicate instructions to students.  

Must provide a clear Criminal and Judicial Matters Check.

A vehicle in good working order will be required for this role.  

Must reside within our Animal Centre communities (York, Durham, Barrie, Lennox & Addington, Leeds & Grenville, Midland, Muskoka, Orangeville, Orillia, Renfrew County, Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry, & Sudbury.

Must be able to provide daytime availability (during school hours).

Must be available to deliver 4 presentations a month.

Access to a personal tech device on a secure Wi-Fi network.
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