The Humane Society of Kitchener Waterloo & Stratford Perth

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Please note that we are only recruiting for the roles outlined below.

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Foster Care


Volunteers MUST be 18 years of age or older

Volunteers must reside in Waterloo Region or Stratford Perth

Volunteers with pets must show proof of spay/neuter, current vaccines and if they have a dog(s), a current license tag(s)

Volunteers, if renting, must show landlord consent for animals in the home

Volunteers must have a separate area for fosters

Volunteers must have the time to care for the animals

Volunteers must have access to transportation for vet appointments/ medical emergencies

Volunteers must also have a working email address

2 letters of reference will be required in order to proceed foster application process

Student Foster Program

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Are you a high school student in Stratford Perth or the Kitchener Waterloo area (including surrounding townships of Woolwich, Wellesley and Wilmot) looking for ways to complete your community service hours? Would you like to play an important role in the lives of cats and small animals in your community. Would you like to help them by providing a safe space for them to stay until they are ready to find their forever home?

If you love cats and small animals and would like to support them on their journey to finding their forever homes, then check out our Stratford Perth Student Foster Program! As one of our student foster caregivers and under the supervision of a parent or guardian, you can earn your community involvement hours by being a foster caregiver to one of our cats or small animals.


  • must be at least 14 years of age or older
  • must reside in the Stratford Perth or Kitchener Waterloo area
  • If you currently have pet(s) you must provide proof of spay/neuter, current vaccines and if you have dog(s) or cat(s) you must have current license tag(s).
    • this is to ensure your animal at home is safe and do not get sick when the new foster comes into the home
  • must have consent of parent/guardian to participate in the program and have a foster animal in the home.
  • must have a separate area for fosters
    • A separate room or dedicated space allows your foster to slowly explore their new environment while having a safe space to go to.
  • must have the time to care for the animals
  • must have access to a car ride for vet appointments/ medical emergencies
    • Vet appointments will be completed at the Stratford Perth location. Medical Emergencies are supported at the Emergency Clinic in Kitchener
  • must also have a working email address
  • must provide 2 letters of reference at the time of their interview

Volunteer Street Team

This position assists The Humane Society of Kitchener Waterloo & Stratford Perth in the community at events, festivals, tradeshows, and community-based activities by acting as a Humane Society event ambassador.

The role will promote the Humane Society mission, vision and values, share our community programs and services, educate the community on our part in supporting people and pets, and encourage people to access our services, adopt, donate, participate or volunteer.

The volunteers may attend events that are general in nature, or ones that are more specific such as a booth at a third party fundraiser or a children’s educational event in support of a specific department.

Position Requirements:

  • High level of customer service experience or skills
  • Confidence and comfort in a public speaking role
  • Strong communication skills
  • Highly engaging and outgoing personality
  • General understanding of our Humane Society, our mission and services
  • Comfort around animals and an understanding of how to safely approach and interact
  • Visual eye for arranging and setting up a display booth


Mission Statement

We are leaders in animal welfare in our communities and committed to promoting the human-animal bond, while focusing on the responsible treatment of animals through education, collaboration, compliance, advocacy and care.