Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the New Westminster Animal Shelter. The first thing we ask you to do is view the Volunteer Program General Information slideshow below to see if our program is a good fit for you, and vice-versa.

If after viewing our slideshow, you believe we would make a good team, please click on the "Apply Here" link below.

You may apply at any time, but please note that we only take on new volunteers in January, May, and September.

Apply Here

Upon receipt of your application, the City Volunteer Coordinator will contact you to set up an interview and start the volunteer screening process.

Volunteer Screening includes:

  1. Application Form
  2. Reference & Police Information Check
  3. General Information Session
  4. Interview
  5. Animal Services Orientation and Training
  6. Support and Supervision
  7. Follow up and Feedback



Volunteer Coordinator: Jill Howey

604-515-3798 or 


Animal Services: