Get Involved

On this page, we show a number of ways in which the Royal City Humane Society could use your help. Since RCHS is run entirely by volunteers every bit of help we can get is valuable.



The Royal City Humane Society is totally dependent  on our valuable team of volunteers. We provide help and support for injured, lost and abandoned animals as well as companion animals in need. There are different jobs available to choose from. Please read on to explore some of the other ways you can volunteer to help animals in our community.




RCHS is in need of volunteers to raise funds to support its programs. If you have an idea for fundraising and are willing to spearhead such a project, we would be happy to hear from you.




If you have an interest in grant writing and are able to volunteer your time to follow up on the grants that might available, we would love to hear from you.




If you have experience in assembling teaching material and communication skills you may be interested in developing a program that could be presented in classrooms to inform and educate youth about animals and their rights.



The RCHS  needs people to retrieve telephone messages and respond to the many issues surrounding companion animals. We have an answering machine that receives messages  and volunteers retrieve the messages and represent the RCHS in responding to a wide range of questions and requests for assistance. If you have patience and good communication skills this may be a volunteer position that you would enjoy,  You would work as with a volunteer until you feel comfortable returning the calls by yourself.


If you’re interested in volunteering, please complete the volunteer waiver and either email or mail it back to us.




We need volunteers to participate in humane trapping situations in New Westminster and neighbouring communities to control feral cat colonies. This volunteer position requires that you have access to a vehicle plus a flexible schedule. Again you would work with a partner to gain the experience and confidence required.




Volunteers are required to participate in community days and to engage in animal friendly events by answering questions and distributing information pamphlets and newsletters.