Shelter Aide - Cat Care Team

(Georgian Triangle Humane Society, Collingwood - 10th Line)

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Position ID: V-CWD0006 Last Modified: 06 Sep 2021 Last Full Update: 31 Aug 2021
Opportunity Details
ContactAdrienne Thorp Thorp, Volunteer Coordinator, Georgian Triangle Humane Society (GTHS); Phone: 705-445-5204 ext 230; Email:
DutiesTwo Shelter Aides are scheduled each afternoon to ensure that the Animal Centre is stocked, clean and ready for the next day. The Shelter Aide role is also integral to increasing the welfare and the health of our adoptable cats. 
  • reports to the Cat Care Coordinator and liaises with their counter-part to share the afternoon routine and duties 
  • ensure that Animal Kitchen is clean, organized and regularly stocked with food, litter and supplies 
  • replenishes items for the Intake and Quarantine / Isolation Rooms to provide cats and kittens with the supplies needed 
  • other duties include dishes, laundry and ensuring Adoption Rooms, Medical Intake Room and communal areas are clean, tidy and well maintained 
  • spends time with our feline residents to provides mental and physical stimulation 
  • enrichment activities allow cats to continue to express normal feline behaviour despite being in a ‘shelter’ environment
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BenefitsKeep active, work in a small team, support a good cause, interact with cats
Ages16 year(s) and up
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students ; Persons with a hearing impairment ; Men ; Women ; Newcomers / English as a second language ; Individuals
Areas of InterestAnimal Services ; Community / Neighbourhood Volunteering
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Mentoring & Training - Relevant if/when training new volunteers ; Patience ; Planning & Organizing ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work ; Comfortable bending, kneeling, standing and, as appropriate, social distancing and wearing face mask for duration of shift
Commitment LengthA minimum commitment of 6 months, once a week, is required. Each vacancy reflects one person per day. Current vacancies as at 2021-08-04 are listed here, but for the most up to date information and vacancy listing please check out
Interaction LevelOne-on-one
Minimum Hours3 / Week
Dates and TimesMonday: Afternoon (1 pm-4 pm, effective first week of Sep) 
Tuesday: Afternoon (1 pm-4 pm, ASAP) 
Wednesday: Afternoon (1 pm-4 pm, ASAP) 
Friday: Afternoon (1 pm-4 pm, ASAP) 
Saturday: Afternoon (1 pm-4 pm, ASAP) 
Sunday: Afternoon (1 pm-4 pm, ASAP) 
Applicants may take on a maximum of 2 shifts in any given volunteer position
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityNot Accessible
Number of PositionsSimcoe County: 6 individual(s) 
6 individual(s) needed in total. 
1 vacancy / person per day
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Training is required ; Scheduled training ; Training on the job - Working alongside / shadowing an experienced volunteer ; Completion of the GTHS onboarding process is required before becoming an official volunteer / before training/first shift. This is currently taking place virtually, by email.
TransportationNear public transit ; Car required
Police CheckNot Required
Additional RequirementsPlease note that an application form must be submitted to apply for to volunteer at the GTHS - forms can be located under the section entitled 'How To Become a GTHS Volunteer' on our website
Agency Details
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Organization NameGeorgian Triangle Humane Society, Collingwood - 10th Line
Office Phone705-445-5204
Toll Free Phone24 hr reporting animal abuse or neglect Ontario wide: 310-7722 * 310-SPCA
Address & Map
549 10th Line
Collingwood, ON L9Y 0W1
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