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Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Granville Island Veterinary Hospital (VIGH).

Our dedicated volunteers support our staff with a wide range of duties. These include, but are not limited to, laundry, cleaning kennels and dishes, monitoring a patient’s well-being and cleanliness, dog walking, and assisting staff with various procedures.

All volunteers must be 18 years of age or older and commit to a weekly 4 hour shift for a minimum of three months. Most of our volunteers stay longer, especially given that we have a strict policy of providing letters of reference after completing a full six months of volunteering.

To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to, briefly outlining why you would like to volunteer, including your days and hours of availability. This allows us to get to know your background in terms of the clinic, life, and career experiences.

We appreciate your interest in volunteering at our hospital and look forward to hearing from you.