Current Volunteer Openings

Kitten intake homes

Kitten season is underway. 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

Drivers

We also DESPERATELY need drivers to help us transfer cats and kittens from vet clinics to fosters this week! If you can help with driving (or can’t this week but would be able to help with foster driving in the future), PLEASE let us know as soon as possible – we are paying boarding charges for many kittens right now simply because we can’t find drivers, and their new foster parents can’t pick them up!
Apply to help with transporting cats and kittens.

feeders wanted

Colony feeders

Please read this page before applying so you have some idea of what to expect.

Pape & Gerrard: 1 feeder for a weekday evening shift.
One of our smaller colonies with 2 cats to feed.
Apply to help with this colony.

Carlaw Gerrard: 1-3 feeders for weekday mornings.
Please note: this is one of our larger colonies with 10 cats to feed.
Apply to help with this colony.

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

Before and after

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

keep your fingers well away

Coin box coordinator

Annex Cat Rescue has donation boxes (some with catnip toys) in various locations throughout the city. Each location has a volunteer who collects the money, remits it to ACR and replenishes catnip toy stock as needed.

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)
-Time commitment: 1-2 hours a week

Apply to be the Coin box coordinator

(last updated July 31, 2018)

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

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