Junior Leader Volunteer Program


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 all year round, throughout our year round programs and camp programs.

The program is available to students from age 13 to 17 years old. STUDENTS MUST BE ENTERING Grade 9 in September 2017 to apply.  The Pawsitively Pets Junior Leader Program helps youth to develop leadership skills, animal handling skills and will contribute to their mandatory hours of volunteer time for graduation.


If you are interested in volunteering at a camp program:

We accept volunteers for our summer camp programs.  Returning volunteers (who have been with us before can inquire about volunteering on PA Days, March Break or Winter Break.) Summer Camp Volunteer applications open February 1 each year and close April 30th.

Applications can now be submitted online.  There is a $45 fee to apply.  This will cover volunteer training days and uniforms.  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.

Volunteer application fees are NON-REFUNDABLE. Changes can only be made if there is availability.  Summer Camp volunteer scheduling generally cannot be changed after March 31, we can rarely accomodate a session change, but will do our best.

All volunteers will be contacted by mid-May with information on the volunteer training dates and orientation.  All accepted applicants for camp programs must commit to a minimum of two weeks Monday to Friday full days. (All appointments should be made outside of camp hours.) All Junior Leaders will be provided with orientation session and required training sessions that are mandatory.  All orientation and training sessions will take place at our Leaside Location – 125 Brentcliffe Road.  Volunteers who work at our summer camp programs work primarily with the campers and enhancing their camp experience with the animals.

The cost of the Junior Leader Program is $45 HST.  This will cover the cost of training, orientation and uniform.  Junior Leaders are required to be on-site each day of their commitment from 830am – 445pm.


CLICK HERE for the 2017 Online Volunteer Application Form


If you are interested in volunteering throughout the year with the animals:

If you are interested in volunteering throughout the year with the animals you must be at least 12 years old or older and complete our Animal Attendant Program first.  Please check our Year Round Program schedule for courses available.  Once you have completed this program you can apply to volunteer with the animals.  All volunteers must commit to attending every other week on the same day/time.