Current Volunteer Openings

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Assessment Homes (URGENT)

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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Recovery Space (URGENT)

High on our wish list is a 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

feeders wanted

Colony feeders

Please read this page before applying.

1) Bloor/Christie – we need 1 volunteer. Day TBD.
The colony has 3-4 cats who feed regularly.

Apply to help with this colony.

2) Chinatown – we need 2 volunteers, one for Saturday and one to cover Sundays. We’re also in need of a colony co-ordinator (shared position) for someone who has colony experience.
The colony has 3-4 cats who feed regularly.

Apply to help with this colony.

3) Bloor & Ossington – we need 1 volunteer, preferably someone who lives close by.
The colony has only one cat to feed.

Apply to help with this colony.

4) Eglinton & Laird – 1 person to cover Wednesdays between 8:30 and 9 am preferrably
Over the past 7 years, over 50 kittens have been adopted out and about 20 cats have been TNRed. Currently there are about 10 cats to feed and you would be part of a team of 7 volunteers.

Apply to help with this colony.

5) Pape & Gerrard – 1-2 people
Feedings take place morning and evenings each day. There is flexibility for day and time of day depending on the person’s schedule. It’s an easy colony as there are only two cats.

Apply to help with this colony.

Fluffy Mask and Panther

6) Greenwood & Gerrard – 1 weekly or 2 bi-weekly (Wednesdays).
Please be aware you must be able to afford food for 15 or more cats, including Fluffy Mask and Panther.

Apply to help with this colony.

Event Coordinator

We are currently looking for an enthusiastic individual to take on the role of Event Coordinator. You must have weekend availability and access to a car is highly recommended. You will be working with a very dedicated team of volunteers. Our next event is the Tranzac Gift Fair for three weekends in December. It would be great if you could shadow our current coordinator for a few hours on the first weekend to learn the ropes.

Read more about the position.

Adoption facilitator

We are looking for one person to cover Fridays to answer questions and screen potential adopters, and communicate with our foster homes. This is a phone and electronic role and requires a commitment of about 2-3 hours a week. Training is provided.

Apply to help in the Adoption department.

Social Media

We are looking for one person to cover Mondays, posting on our Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram and responding to and redirecting questions from members of the public. There are three primary goals: to feature Annex Cat Rescue’s adoptable cats, to educate the public on the work we do in our colonies, the concept of Trap-Neuter-return and the importance of spay/neutering and to grow our audiences.

Apply to help with social media.

Transport

Are you an early bird with access to a car? We try to send most of our foster kittens to the Toronto Humane Society as they offer us significantly cheaper rates. However most of our foster homes do not have cars! We need drivers to help them get to the THS spay/neuter clinic and then take them back to their foster homes.

More of a night hawk? We need you too. Some of our trappers don’t have access to a vehicle and we need drivers to pick up a cage with a cat and take him/her to his assessment home.

Apply to help with transporting kittens and cats.

(last updated November 22, 2017)

Coordinators, if you need volunteers, please email the Volunteer Coordinator and it will appear here.

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