Hospital Assistant Volunteer

(Georgian Triangle Humane Society)

Position ID: V-CWD0021
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2023
Last Full Update: 14 Aug 2023

Opportunity Details: Hospital Assistant Volunteer

Contact Adrienne Thorp, Volunteer Coordinator, Georgian Triangle Humane Society (GTHS); Phone: 705-445-5204 ext 230; Email:

The GTHS Animal Hospital contains an Operating Room, Treatment Room, Examination Room, Pharmacy and X-Ray Room and a Hospital Intake/Recovery Area, and provides spay/neuter surgeries for over 1500 homeless pets annually. Having an onsite hospital ensures animals receive timely, thorough and comprehensive care, saves dozens of daily phone calls, reduces trips back and forth to veterinary clinics, dramatically decreases the stress on GTHS animals, and leads to the additional benefit of earlier adoption availability; so these animals find their forever home quickly. The GTHS Animal Hospital also assists local pet owners in need by providing essential vaccinations and spay/neuter surgeries for their pets.

    Reporting to the Director of Medicine and Hospital Registered Veterinary Technician, the Hospital Assistant Volunteer will be responsible for:
  • Maintaining the Operating Room and Prep Area
  • Overseeing the Maintenance and Packing of Surgical Instruments
  • Using sterilization & cleaning equipment (including an Autoclave)
More Info Link
Benefits Keeping active, Meet like-minded people supporting a good cause, AGM Voting rights after 90 days, First in line to adopt, Volunteer events, volunteer recognition, volunteer newsletter and internal Facebook group access
Ages 18 year(s) and up
Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours No
Areas of Interest Animal Services ; Community / Neighbourhood Volunteering
Skills/Experience Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Mentoring & Training - If / when training new volunteers ; Patience ; Planning & Organizing ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work ; 18 years of age minimum 
Punctual and reliable 
Demonstrates understanding and passion for animal welfare 
Diligent compliance with guidelines and protocols for personal and animal safety 
Self-motivated and energetic, with proven ability to complete tasks with competency and accuracy 
Able to work in a very fast paced environment 
Excellent time management and organizational skills 
Able to work independently and as part of a team 
Works cooperatively and effectively with others 
Working Conditions: Physical demands of the position include bending, kneeling, and working with surgical grade cleaning products
Commitment Length Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) - A minimum commitment period of 6 months is required for all volunteer positions at the GTHS unless otherwise stated ; Volunteer once a week from 1-4pm. At time of posting, this team is urgently looking for someone to join them on Thursdays, and is also looking for someone to assist with shift coverage on an occasional, as needed basis
Interaction Level Solitary ; Small Group
Minimum Hours 3 / Week
Accessibility Not Accessible ; Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance ; Wheelchair accessible washroom, assistance needed with door ; Whilst our entrance/foyer/washrooms are accessible, the areas for volunteering are not
Location Collingwood
Number of Positions Clearview (Simcoe County) ; Collingwood: 2 individual(s) ; Creemore ; Grey Highlands ; Simcoe County ; South Simcoe ; Stayner ; Wasaga Beach 
2 individual(s) needed in total. 
This team is looking for 2 volunteers to join them as soon as possible - they're in need of help on Thursdays each week, and also require a second volunteer to assist on an 'as needed' basis
Training Orientation ; Training is provided ; Training is required ; Scheduled training ; Training on the job - Shadowing/working alongside an experience volunteer ; The GTHS onboarding process must be completed prior to training/first shift - this is currently taking place virtually, by email.
Transportation Near public transit ; Parking is available in the adjacent parking lot or along the roadside
Police Check Not Required
Additional Requirements Position involves bending, kneeling and standing 
Please submit a volunteer application form to apply - available on website with FAQs and details of all volunteer opportunities (live-updates):
Start Date On or after 31 Jul 2023

Agency Details: Georgian Triangle Humane Society

Office Phone 705-445-5204
Address & Map
549 10th Line
Collingwood, ON
Canada L9Y 0W1
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Mailing Address 549 10th Line 
Canada L9Y 0W1