Making an impact: Thank you to volunteers across the province

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As we come to the tail end of National Volunteer Week, we wanted to take a moment to say thank you to volunteers making an impact across the province every day! 

National Volunteer Week (NVW) is a time to celebrate and thank Canada’s 12.7 million volunteers. “It’s time to applaud this country’s volunteers”  that’s the  theme of this year’s National Volunteer Week, and it’s a great reminder of the kudos due. 

From coast to coast to coast, Canada’s volunteers work tirelessly to spur progress in their community, city and country. They give their time in support of causes and programs they believe in. 

And for that, we owe them our thanks. Let’s roll out the red carpet and cheer them on. 

The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society has over 700 volunteers across the province helping animals every year. Do you have any idea the tremendous impact they have, and the ways in which they are changing the lives of animals?

Here are some statistics to put their hard work into perspective. 

700 volunteers = incredible impact 

In 2019… 

  • 28,500 volunteer hours logged 
  • Over 1,100 times volunteers got behind a wheel to take animals to appointments, deliver critical supplies and support our animal centres. 
  • Volunteers visited with cats awaiting adoption over 10,000 times for socialization 
  • 1,400 visits given by volunteers for small animals waiting to find loving families 
  • Volunteers went on over 2,900 walks with dogs to keep them happy and exercised 
  • 83,000 pounds of food prepared by volunteers to go to hungry animals in our care 

We couldn’t do the work we do without our amazing volunteers. 

Interested in joining our team? Visit for more information. 

Looking for more content to celebrate our volunteers? Check out the below stories for all the warm fuzzies! 

Volunteers across the province: A behind the scenes look

The Volunteer Factor: Matt

The Volunteer Factor: Northern Projects

Whether it’s caring for dogs, cleaning cages, or driving transport – every volunteer role matters to the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society. 

Thank you to the countless volunteers who make life-changing work possible. 

For every animal you save

For every animal you save, every animal who feels loved in their last moments, and for everything else you do; thank you and God Bless.