Current Volunteer Openings

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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 in order to help more cats get off the cold streets this winter. We can offer support and training.

Apply to be a Socialization or Medical Foster Home

Transport

We also desperately 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.

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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Recovery Space

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.

Ossington/Harbord – we need 1 volunteer to cover Sundays.
The colony has 2 cats who feed regularly.

Apply to help with this colony.

Chinatown – we need 1 volunteer to cover Tuesdays. We’re also in need of a colony co-ordinator (shared position) to make sure all the days are covered.
The colony has 3-4 cats who feed regularly.

Apply to help with this colony.

Fundraising Copy Writer

We are looking for a talented and creative copy writer to help with fundraising appeals. The fundraising copy writer(s) would need to be available approximately two or three times each month, when such requests for support go up on our social media platforms and to our supporters via email. If you are interested in this position, please submit a writing sample and a short paragraph about why you would like to help out with fundraising for ACR.

Apply to help in the Fundraising department.

Volunteer Coordinator (Weekends)

We are looking for one person to cover weekends responding to people interested in volunteering with ACR. The position would entail checking email once each on Saturday and Sunday. We are looking for someone who is reliable, pays attention to detail and who upholds strict confidentiality of volunteer information.

Read more about the position.

(last updated December 30, 2017)

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

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