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Volunteer with us! 

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.


STUDENTS MUST BE ENTERING Grade 9 in September 2024 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)

Nepean at Julian of Norwich United Church (7 Rossland Ave, Nepean) 

Stittsville at Dragon Luck Kennels (6830 Fernbank rd) 

East End at Bearbrook Community Centre (8720 Russell rd.)


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.


Summer:  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. 

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 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 when they volunteer.

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

Junior Leaders are required to be on-site each day of their commitment from 830am – 430pm.

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