Cat Care - Shelter Aide

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

Position ID: V-CWD0187
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2023
Last Full Update: 14 Aug 2023

Opportunity Details: Cat Care - Shelter Aide

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

The Shelter Aide reports to the Cat Care Coordinator and liaises with their counterpart to share the afternoon routine and duties. Shelter Aides ensure our Animal Kitchen is clean, organized and regularly stocked with food, litter and supplies, and replenish items for the Intake and Quarantine / Isolation Rooms to provide our cats and kittens with the supplies they need. Other duties include dishes, laundry and ensuring our Adoption Rooms, Medical Intake Room and communal areas are clean, tidy and well maintained. The Shelter Aide also spends time with our feline residents to provide mental and physical stimulation. These enrichment activities allow our cats to continue to express normal feline behaviour despite being in a ‘shelter’ environment.

  • Coordinate with fellow Shelter Aide to share the afternoon’s routine and duties, including oversight of the ‘front’ or ‘back’ areas of the Animal Centre
  • Perform laundry tasks (washing, drying and folding linens)
  • Stock trolleys
  • Clean dirty animal dishes and litter pans
  • Disinfect cat carriers and / or kennels, if appropriate
  • Remove contents of empty kennels for adopted cats, if appropriate
  • Dispose of garbage and recyclables
  • Tidy, clean and disinfect surfaces and floors in Animal Kitchen, Medical Intake Room and communal areas
  • Feed kittens and other cats (if needed)
  • Top up water and dry food (if needed)
  • Scoop litter boxes in Main Adoption Rooms
  • Assist Cat Care Coordinator (if needed)
More Info Link
Benefits Stay active, interact with cats and kittens, meet like-minded people
Clients cats and kittens :) and support for teammate(s)
Ages 16 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 - Relevant if supporting or training new volunteers ; Patience ; Planning & Organizing ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work ; 16 years of age minimum 
Demonstrates understanding and passion for animal welfare 
Experience working with or handling cats 
Strong work ethic 
Dependable, self-motivated and energetic 
Works well unsupervised, alone and in a team environment 
Exercises patience 
Good communication skills 
Reads and follows directions, and follows protocol
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 ; At time of posting, our Cat Care Team urgently needs a Sunday Food Fairy. Check out our website for details of all current vacancies and to obtain an application form to apply:
Interaction Level Solitary ; One-on-one
Minimum Hours 3 / Week
Accessibility Not Accessible
Location 549 10th Line, Collingwood ON L9Y 0W1
Number of Positions Collingwood: 2 individual(s) 
2 individual(s) needed in total.
Training Orientation - Virtual (or in-person) ; Training is provided - Online, by email and in-person; reference materials are also provided to support training
Transportation Parking is available in the adjacent parking lot or along the roadside
Police Check Not Required
Additional Requirements Applicants must be able to bend, kneel, stand, walk, sweep and mop. A volunteer application form is required as part of the application process, and successful candidates will complete onboarding documentation.
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