Cat Care Team Member

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

Position ID: V-CWD0173
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2023
Last Full Update: 14 Aug 2023

Opportunity Details: Cat Care Team Member

Contact Adrienne Thorp, Volunteer Coordinator, Georgian Triangle Humane Society; Phone: 705-445-5204 ext 230; Email:
  • Maintain clean and organized litter, kennels, counter tops and communal areas (shelving, windows, etc.) in the assigned room(s)
  • Disinfect toys (loose and in kennels), scratching posts, wooden boxes, climbing apparatus, etc. in the assigned room
  • Feed cats / kittens wet food (as appropriate), provide fresh water and maintain feeding stations
  • Wash up any dirty animal dishes
  • Perform laundry tasks (gathering dirty laundry in sacks if assigned to Room 3, and all Team Members assist with washing, drying and folding linens)
  • Dispose of garbage and recyclables
  • Wipe all surfaces after use
  • Tasks specific to the room assigned include:
    • Wiping surfaces and floors in the Animal Kitchen, as necessary
    • Placing cats ready for ‘moving up’ into carriers
    • Carrying cats in carriers to the appropriate Adoptions Room / kennel
    • Weighing cats (if specified on Kennel Cards), with assistance from the Cat Care Coordinator as required
  • Interact with cats for socialization and enrichment purposes
    • Adapt activities based on cats being interacted with
    • Stimulate and interact with cats (includes grooming, play and snuggles)
    • Reduce cat stress and improve their overall wellness
    • Provide cognitive stimulation and encourage curiosity
    • Provide places for cats to hide and perch, as appropriate
    • Stimulate cats’ hunting instinct
    • Make enrichment items (food puzzles, cat cabins…)
  • Identify and report any behavioural concerns
  • Follow appropriate protocol, policies and procedures
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Benefits Volunteer at a non-profit and make a difference to the lives of cats waiting to be adopted and find their happily ever after
Clients Kittens and/or cats (and support for fellow teammates)
Ages 15 year(s) and up
Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours Yes
Areas of Interest Animal Services
Skills/Experience Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Mentoring & Training - If comfortable training new volunteers ; Patience - When interacting with nervous cats ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work ; Must have the ability to sweep, mop, bend and kneel; Follow processes, policy and protocol
Commitment Length Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) - A minimum commitment of 6 months is required for all volunteer positions at the GTHS, unless otherwise noted
Interaction Level Solitary ; Small Group ; Volunteer alone or in a small team to look after cats and/or kittens
Minimum Hours 3 / Week
Accessibility Not Accessible ; This role is physical and requires the ability to sweep, mop, bend and kneel 
Parking is available (in adjacent parking lot or along the roadside)
Location 549 Tenth Line, Collingwood, Ontario L9Y 0W1
Number of Positions Collingwood: 8 individual(s) ; Grey County ; Simcoe County 
8 individual(s) needed in total.
Training Orientation - virtual and in-person upon request ; Training is provided - training resources are provided by email, are available at the Centre and in-person training is also provided
Transportation Our animal centre is located in a red brick building on the right side of the road (Tenth Line): Turn right at the first set of traffic lights on Mountain Road, after driving past Walmart (coming from the centre of Collingwood)
Police Check Not Required
Additional Requirements A volunteer application must be submitted to apply for any GTHS volunteer vacancy: Posted vacancies are updated live as they become available and are filled. At time of posting we have a Cat Care Team Member vacancy on Thursday mornings (to start asap) and on Sunday mornings from December 2023.
Start Date On or after 08 Nov 2023

Agency Details: Georgian Triangle Humane Society, Collingwood - 10th Line

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