Community Fundraising Volunteer

The Georgian Triangle Humane society is a non-for-profit charity that works to provide innovative programs and compassionate services to pets and people in the south Georgian Bay region and beyond. We rely heavily on a variety of activities to raise awareness and funds to help the dogs and cats in our care.

In 2023, by promoting GTHS programs and services, more than 1500 homeless cats and dogs were provided shelter and 1300 animals found their forever home, 4000 youth were positively impacted, approximately 3000 spay/neuter/dental/specialized surgeries were performed, 2784 donors supported our mission and 1000 pets were supported through our Pet Pantry program.

Reporting to the Annual Fund Manager, Community Fundraising Volunteers are responsible for overseeing the distribution of posters, flyers and coinboxes within a specific geographical area of our community and / or assisting with the collection of financial or in-kind donations from third party organizations and / or doubling as ‘Community Awareness Ambassadors’ (see position listing for details of this role).
Time Commitment
Flexible hours, approximately 3-6 hours per month dependent on assigned activities. A minimum commitment of 6 months is required.
Roles and Responsibilities
  • Collects posters and flyers once or twice a month from the Annual Fund Manager
  • Distributes posters and flyers, once or twice a month, by posting on community bulletin boards (veterinary clinics, pet stores, libraries, churches, grocery stores, community centers, coffee shops, etc.)
  • Networks and fosters relationships with local businesses advantageous to the Coinbox Program (such as cash businesses, dentists, pet stores, coffee shops, etc.).
  • Maintains a contact list of locations where coinboxes are located
  • Evaluates whether existing coinbox locations are worthwhile and solicits new locations
  • Collects / swaps out coinboxes every 1-3 months, based on volume of donations made at each location
  • Returns donations to and coordinates pick-up of new coinboxes with the Event Coordinator
  • Collects ad hoc financial or in-kind donations from third party organizations (such as pet stores wanting to donate food, treats or toys to the Animal Centre)
  • Represents the GTHS as a ‘Community Awareness Ambassador’ at community events (such as artisan or farmers’ markets, community organization open houses, third party sponsors’ events, etc.), to raise funds and awareness of our organization’s programs, services and events
  • 18 years of age minimum
  • A commitment to animal welfare
  • Neat and tidy appearance
  • Self-motivated
  • Good communication skills
  • Friendly and personable attitude
  • Customer service and fundraising experience is an asset
  • Good time management and organizational skills
  • Able to work independently
  • Access to transportation

Stay informed on GTHS events, initiatives and programs. Learn how the GTHS team is serving the pets and people of the South Georgian Bay Area. Read heart-warming Happy Tails about GTHS Alumni. See a lot of really cute pictures of dogs and cats!