Volunteer with us!
We have 2 programs to volunteer with us. Our Summer camp takes volunteers for the Junior Leader Program and we have a Learn to Volunteer class that teaches our kids how to work with the animals so that they can sign up for our volunteer opportunities. Once we are back to normal we hope to resume our in-person volunteer program
Junior Leader Volunteer Program - CAMPS
For those who are passionate about pets and animals and like to have fun working with kids, we offer a Junior Leader Volunteer Program to assist our instructors in delivering exciting, quality pet and animal programs.
The Pawsitively Pets Junior Leader Volunteer Program runs through the Summer, March Break and Christmas Break camps each year. Registering to volunteer takes place online.
The program is available to students from age 13 to 17 years old. STUDENTS MUST BE ENTERING Grade 9 in September 2022 or older to apply. The Pawsitively Pets Junior Leader Program helps youth to develop leadership, teamwork, and job skills. Volunteering at Pawsitively Pets will also contribute to the mandatory volunteer hours of volunteer for graduation. All volunteers must be available to attend a mandatory training session at our Osgoode site.
Camp Volunteers are needed at the following locations:
Osgoode (5721Osgoode Main St)
Stittsville at Dragonluck Kennels (6830 Fernbank Rd, Stittsville)
Nepean at Julian of Norwich United Church (7 Rossland Ave, Nepean)
What do Junior Leaders do at camp? Junior Leaders work with camp groups to assist the counsellors and animal education staff with daily programming. The main duties are to help implement the daily schedule, ensure campers overall well-being and engagement in activities and provide a positive role model to children at camp. Junior Leaders will help with the set-up and clean-up of daily activities and all aspects of the daily schedule. Junior Leaders will be on-site each day from 8:30am – 4:30pm and must attend every day of the session they sign up for in order to complete their commitment and have their volunteer hours signed. Make-up days are not available. We are a cell phone free environment and your phone is required to be left in our phone box for the entire day while at camp.
If you are interested in volunteering at our Junior Leader program:
Registration can be completed online though our camp portal Pawsitively Pets Kids Camp.
Summer: There is a $50 fee to apply. This will cover volunteer training days and uniforms and PPE. Please ensure when choosing your weeks to volunteer you are sure these weeks will work, we only accept a certain number of volunteers each week, we can rarely accommodate session changes. We ask that each volunteer commit to 2 weeks though they are welcome to join us for as many weeks as they wish. The $50 fee is per volunteer and is a one time fee regardless of numbers of weeks they attend.
Volunteer application fees are NON-REFUNDABLE. Changes can only be made if there is availability. Once you have registered you are confirmed for the sessions you have signed up for. At anytime you can login to your online account to check the dates.
All camp volunteers must commit to a minimum of two weeks Monday to Friday full days. (All appointments should be made outside of camp hours.) Volunteers will received a welcome package upon registration that outlines expectations and responsibilities. All required PPE will be provided as well as 2 camp shirts. Volunteers who work at our summer camp programs work primarily with the campers, enhancing their camp experience with the animals. All volunteers will be required to bring a copy of their volunteer hour form with them to the training session.
Winter and March Break: These camps are By-The-Day camps and we welcome volunteers who can only do a day or two. There is no fee for the By The Day Volunteer program
Winter 22/23 available in Osgoode and Nepean
Dec 28,29 and 30
Junior Leaders are required to be on-site each day of their commitment from 830am – 430pm.
Available locations and weeks:
Our Osgoode Site - 5721 Osgoode Main
Stittsville - Dragon Luck Kennels - 6830 Fernbank Rd, Stittsville (Summer ONLY)
Nepean - Julian of Norwich Anglican Church - 7 Rossland Ave, Nepean
REGISTER - registration is done on our Pawsitively Pets Kids Camp website and can be found under the Junior Leader Program heading.