Current Volunteer Openings

Kitten intake homes

Kitten season has officially begun. We urgently need 2 homes in the east end who can take in kittens 12 weeks and under on short notice to go to for their first few days after being trapped. You must have experience handling feral kittens or working with community cats. *This is not a suitable position for those new to working with street cats.* The kitten intake homes would keep each litter isolated from each other, treat for fleas and worms with ACR stock, bathe/flea comb/tidy up the kittens (depending on how filthy and flea-ridden they are), and do a crash course kitten socialization/assessment, so that they are in a state to be able to be transferred to a foster home. We can supply you with a large cage to contain the kittens. This is a challenging, yet very rewarding job.
Apply to be a Kitten Intake home

Assessment Homes

Assessment homes are the key to ACR’s success in bringing cats off the street. Yet, ACR does not have an adequate number of assessment homes. The role of the assessment home is to get to know the cat and see if he/she is socializable. We can help you with a large cage and supplies. Read more here about what is involved in being an Assessment Home with Annex Cat Rescue.
Apply to be an Assessment home

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Socialization and Medical foster homes

We urgently need foster parents with experience building trust again in shy, traumatized cats or working with cats with special behavioural or medical needs. These are the most critical types of foster homes we need.
Apply to be a Socialization or Medical Foster Home

Transport

We also need volunteers to help us transport cats between foster homes, to vet appointments, and to help us get donated supplies to fosters in need.
Apply to help with transporting kittens and cats.

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Recovery Space

High on our wish list is a south-west-end recovery space for our trappers to overnight feral cats (in their traps). The only recovery centre is out in Scarborough, which is handy for some but not always for volunteers working in the west end of the city. We are looking for someone with a heated garage. The cats would remain in their traps (no touching!) and be picked up the next morning (early! about 6:00 am) to be taken to one of the TNR clinics. No feeding, no litter box.

At the end of the day, the trappers pick up their cats at the clinic. The cats cannot just be released back into their colonies. We need a space where the neutered males can stay one night and the spayed females can stay 2-3 nights to recover from their surgeries. Then we come get them and release them back into their colonies. The cats would remain in their cages but of course would require feeding and some litter. We can offer support and training.
Apply to be a Recovery Space

Coin box coordinator

Annex Cat Rescue has donation boxes (some with catnip toys) in various locations throughout the city. Volunteers collect the money, remit it to ACR and replenish catnip toy stock as needed. Approximate time commitment 1-2 hours per week but there is potential for growth.

We are looking for a Coinbox Coordinator, duties to include:
-Liasing with existing volunteers to ensure the coinboxes are checked and monies collected and remitted and catnip toys replenished.
-Assist in finding new locations for coinboxes and coaching volunteers to maintain them.
-Regularly checking coinbox email and answering inquiries.
-Maintaining records (basic spreadsheet skills suitable)

Apply to be the Coin box coordinator

Fundraising Coordinator

Annex Cat Rescue receives no government funding and relies exclusively on personal and corporate donors. We are currently seeking an enthusiastic, animal-loving person committed to the non-profit concept to head up our fundraising efforts. Graduates of post-secondary fundraising programs or students nearing completion of their course are especially encouraged to apply, as are retired fundraising professionals.
Read more about the position.

(last updated May 24, 2018)

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