Volunteer for PMRF

Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart. ~Elizabeth Andrew

Volunteer of the Month

Volunteer of the Month - Ellicia W

I was actually introduced to Pawsitive Match through my old boss. At my previous employment I was in charge of heading all of our charity campaigns and  we had the opportunity for a "free-style" day to choose a local charity for an awareness day. I knew I wanted to choose something to do with animals. My boss had actually adopted her dog Holly from Pawsitive Match Rescue Foundation a few years prior and raved about how amazing of a foundation it was, so I looked into it! We ended up having Pawsitive Match bring in some marketing material for the day and I was amazed to learn more about them but at the time I was too busy to dedicate any time. It wasn't until two years later, when I found myself looking for an organization to volunteer with that I remembered Pawsitive Match! I absolutely love Pawsitive Match Rescue Foundation. I am a huge animal lover, and I love that Pawsitive Match is so dedicated to their animals. It amazes me the effort all the volunteers put in, and the unwavering hope and help this organization offers to the cats and dogs they take in. When I found out that Pawsitive Match was 100% run by volunteers it made me that much more certain that this was the organization I wanted to spend my time volunteering with. The fact that everyone here chooses to be because of the cause and not because of a paycheque is so refreshing! So far I have had the pleasure to work with a few people from the organization and everyone has been so wonderful to meet and work with! I look forward to helping as much as I can, and I'm always on the lookout for people who I can excite about Pawsitive Match just as much as I am!


Pawsitive Match is 100% volunteer based and therefore we rely on our volunteers to operate. We greatly appreciate any and all of the help we receive.

You can help by volunteering your time and energy with us by fostering a dog or cat, fundraising, advertising, training, grooming, transporting, helping out the adoption and foster committees, or whatever else your talent may be. We always need the help of people who can help bake, sew and build.

Rescue Volunteer

WestJet Volunteers

We can always use help from WestJet employees to transport dogs from Los Angeles and various other locations. We would also be grateful for any buddy passes donated. If you are able to help, please send us an email.

Flight Escorts

We are always looking for flight escorts flying with WestJet, Air Transat or Alaska Airlines to help dogs get to (or across) Canada to begin their new lives. By escorting a dog, you're not only saving that precious life, but the one who can be saved because of the freed up space at the shelter! Visit our Flight Escort page for more info.

Apply to Volunteer

For more information on the positions currently available or general volunteering questions, please contact the Volunteer Team at volunteer@pawsitivematch.org. If you've made the decision to volunteer with us, great! Please fill out and submit the application below.

Listed below are the main groups within Pawsitive Match. Volunteers are always needed to care for the dogs and cats at our temporary holding facility (Almost Home), foster, transport or help out at events. You do not necessarily need to commit to fulfill a full position and all of the duties required, and there may be more than one person assigned to each position.

  • Adoption Committee
    • review of adoption applications
    • communication with potential applicants
    • coordinating meet & greets
    • reference checks
    • home visits
  • Foster Committee
    • review of foster applications
    • communication with potential foster homes
    • home visits
    • follow ups
  • Medical Committee
    • medical requisitions for vet visits
    • pet insurance administration
    • keep track of incoming medical records
    • ensure dogs and cats receive required medical attention
  • Shelter Committee
    • help care for dogs and cats currently being housed at the Almost Home shelter (NE Calgary off 32nd Ave)
    • walk, feed, water & play with dogs
    • daily shifts available are: 8am, 12pm (noon), 7pm
  • Cat Cuddlers
    • cuddle our adorable cats who are up for adoption at PetSmart in Beacon Hill
  • Volunteer Committee
    • communicate with all new volunteer applications
    • maintain volunteer spreadsheet (input volunteer info etc..)
    • communicate with volunteers when various committees request a certain need
  • Supplies/Donations Committee
    • work with Supplies & Donations Coordinator to keep track of supplies in foster homes
    • possibly store some supplies
    • help with pick up or drop off of supplies
    • request donations when needed
  • Transport Committee
    • vet trips if foster cannot take a dog or cat
    • donation pick ups
    • transport dogs or cats to events
    • airport runs
    • transport dogs, cats & supplies to/from Edmonton
  • Fundraising Committee
    • organize and coordinate fundraising events
    • research and apply for grants
    • research and apply for corporate sponsorships
    • event help (set up, organize, discuss PMRF and what we do to public)
    • community outreach and education
  • Marketing Committee
    • online advertising of events, dogs and cats available for adoption
    • creating and distributing posters
    • event help (set up, organize, marketing)
  • Overnight and Emergency Fosters (short term only)
    • provide temporary care of dogs/puppies and cats/kittens upon arrival into our rescue