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 - Alexis D

I started volunteering for Pawsitive Match in July 2016 while I was in the hospital with a very serious leg injury.  Because of my immobility I started doing foster processing for the organization - organizing the contracts, updating the spreadsheets, and interviewing the applicants.  I have loved every minute of it.  Not only am I connecting to other animal lovers, every time a foster is approved I feel that a real difference is being made for those dogs that need a place at AH.  

Once I was more mobile, I started doing fundraising events - like Petapalooza, Marda Gras.  This has been another exciting part about Pawsitive Match as I was able to meet fellow animal lovers in person (and not just over the phone).  The number of people that I was able to talk to about their experience with PMRF as an adopter, or a foster was unreal - this foundation really makes an impact.  The people who volunteer for the organization are DEDICATED and supportive.  I really cherish the friendships I have made!  

Helping out with an organization like this has made a world of difference in my life - I feel like I have a purpose when immobility takes its toll.   I love how we take in animals from various places in North America and sometimes even Thailand (which is where my passion for street dogs really took off).  Ending the suffering of these animals is one way that we can make a positive change. These dogs and cats have so much love to give - and I am proud to be a part of an organization that is made up of compassionate souls that dedicate so much of their time to helping animals in need.


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, fundraising, advertising, training, grooming, transporting, helping out the adoption and foster committees, or whatever else your talent may be.

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 or Air Transat 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 at our temporary holding facility (Almost Home), foster, transport or help out at events.

  • Adoption Committee
    • review of adoption applications
    • communication with potential applicants
    • coordinating meet & greets
    • reference checks
  • Foster Committee
    • review of foster applications
    • communication with potential foster homes
    • follow ups
  • Medical Committee
    • medical requisitions for vet visits
    • pet insurance administration
    • keep track of incoming medical records
    • ensure dogs receive required medical attention
  • Shelter Committee
    • help care for dogs 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
  • 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
  • Transport Committee
    • vet trips if foster cannot take a dog
    • donation pick ups
    • transport dogs to events
    • airport runs
    • transport dogs to Calgary from areas aroud Alberta/Saskatchewan
  • Marketing Committee
    • online advertising of events, dogs available for adoption
    • creating and distributing posters
    • event help (set up, organize, marketing)