Humane Education Volunteer Team Member

(Ontario SPCA and Humane Society, Barrie - 91 Patterson Rd, Ontario SPCA - Barrie Animal Centre)

Position ID: V-BAR0232
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2024
Last Full Update: 05 Apr 2024

Opportunity Details: Humane Education Volunteer Team Member

Contact Melanie Smith, Humane Education Coordinator, Ontario SPCA and Humane Society; Phone: 1-888-668-7722 ext 327 * 905-960-1752 * 905-898-7122 ext 432; Email:

As a Humane Education Volunteer Team Member, you would deliver presentations (60-75 minutes in length) primarily to local schools. The content for presentations will cover the Ontario SPCA mission and reflect humane education`s goal to inspire compassion, empathy, and respect for all animals, inspiring a connection with animals.

AnimalSmart™ presentations take a student-centred approach, aiming to foster meaningful conversations about animals through discussions, videos, and activities with curriculum connections. 

Previous teaching, presenting or experience working in a school setting would be an asset. 

 -Have good working knowledge of PowerPoint, Google Classroom, and other presentation software.  

-Ability to clearly communicate instructions to students.   

-Must provide a clear Criminal and Judicial Matters Check. 

-A vehicle in good working order will be required for this role.   

-Must reside within our Animal Centre communities (York, Durham, Barrie, Lennox & Addington, Leeds & Grenville, Midland, Muskoka, Orangeville, Orillia, Renfrew County, Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry, & Sudbury.  

-Must be able to provide daytime availability (during school hours). 

-Must be available to deliver 4 presentations a month.  

-Access to a personal tech device on a secure Wi-Fi network. 

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Benefits -Gain valuable skills and learn more about animal well-being and our Humane Education programs.    
-Gain leadership and public speaking skills in classroom settings  
-Engage in heartwarming and impactful experiences as you empower young minds to be animal advocates.
Clients Children and youth grades 1 to 8.
Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours No
Areas of Interest Animal Services ; Education Support (Elementary / Secondary)
Skills/Experience Communication & Interpersonal Skills - Giving presentation in schools on the subject of Animal welfare for grade 1 - grade 8. ; Friendly & Outgoing ; General Computer Skills ; Leadership ; Patience - Working with children requires patience. ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor - Positive and engaging individuals to give presentations for children and youth. ; Public Speaking - Speaking in front of classes of students ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently - Volunteers are offered presentation opportunities that they will accept and attend independently on their own. ; Working with Children - In classrooms engaging children and youth
Commitment Length Long Term (More than 1 year) ; A commitment of 2-4 presentations a month. Presentations are 1 hour in length.
Interaction Level Small Group - maximum 30 children pre-presentation
Minimum Hours 2 / Month
Accessibility Unknown - It would vary depending on the school. ; Could be designated virtual presenter
Location Multiple regions seeking volunteers
Number of Positions Barrie ; Bradford West Gwillimbury ; Brockville ; Coldwater ; Cookstown ; Cornwall ; Durham Region ; Greater Napanee ; Greater Sudbury ; Innisfil ; Midland ; Orangeville ; Orillia ; Penetanguishene ; Renfrew County ; Simcoe County ; Tay ; York Region
Training Orientation - virtual orientation and constant support available ; Training is provided - virtual orientation and constant support available ; Utilize Google Classroom
Transportation Driver License required ; Car required ; Must have access to vehicle to get to presentations
Police Check Required
Additional Requirements Vulnerable Sector Police Check required.
Display Until 29 Aug 2025

Agency Details: Ontario SPCA and Humane Society, Barrie - 91 Patterson Rd, Ontario SPCA - Barrie Animal Centre

Office Phone 705-728-7311
Toll Free Phone 1-833-926-4625, Animal Welfare Concerns
Address & Map
91 Patterson Rd
Barrie, ON
Canada L4N 3V9
Mailing Address 91 Patterson Rd 
Barrie, ON 
Canada L4N 3V9