Hospital Discharge Volunteer

(Georgian Triangle Humane Society)

Position ID: V-CWD0050
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2024
Last Full Update: 19 Mar 2024

Opportunity Details: Hospital Discharge Volunteer

Contact Adrienne Thorp, Volunteer Program Supervisor, 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, 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 the GTHS animals, and leads to the additional benefit of earlier adoption availability; so these animals find their forever home quickly. 
The Hospital Discharge Volunteer is responsible for discharging animals to the public after their Hospital appointment / surgery, create kennel tags and preparing for the next day's appointments and overseeing the cleanliness of the small Hospital Intake Room.

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  • Keeping active
  • Meeting like-minded people
  • Supporting a good cause
  • AGM Voting rights after 90 days
  • Discounted GTHS apparel and Treasure Tails discount voucher
  • 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 ; Customer / Sales Services
    Skills/Experience Accounting & Finance - Basic math skills for calculating cost of services is helpful ; Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Customer Service ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Mentoring & Training - If training a new volunteer ; Patience ; Planning & Organizing ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work
    Commitment Length Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; A commitment of 6 months is required for al volunteer positions at the GTHS, unless otherwise posted. Shift hours: 2.30-4pm
    Interaction Level Small Group ; Interacting with other Hospital Volunteers and GTHS staff, as well as with members of the public when collecting their pets after surgery
    Minimum Hours 1.5
    Accessibility Not Accessible - Whilst our entrance, foyer and washrooms are accessible, unfortunately the areas our volunteers work in are not ; Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance ; Wheelchair accessible washroom, assistance needed with door
    Location Collingwood
    Number of Positions Collingwood: 1 individual(s) 
    1 individual(s) needed in total. 
    At time of posting, there is a vacancy for Monday and Friday, our website is updated live to reflect filled / new vacancies: Please also download & submit an application form available via this link.
    Training Orientation ; Training is provided ; Training is required ; Scheduled training ; Training on the job ; Training on-going ; Shadowing/working alongside an experienced volunteer ; The GTHS onboarding process must be completed prior to training/first shift - this is takes place virtually, by email. A criminal record police check is also required for this particular volunteer position.
    Transportation Near public transit ; Car required
    Police Check Required
    Additional Requirements <Physical demands of the position include bending, kneeling and carrying cats in carriers with a potential maximum weight of 7.6kg / 16.75lb
    Start Date On or after 20 Mar 2024

    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