Maintenance 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.

The Animal Centre not only temporarily houses cats and dogs awaiting adoption, but is also a hub from which education, services and supplies are provided to our local community and beyond.

The Maintenance Volunteer enables the GTHS to reduce its maintenance-related expenditure, therefore, more funds can be allocated towards the programs and services that support pets and people in our community.

Reporting to the Executive Director (or delegate), the Maintenance Volunteer will be responsible for general maintenance at the Animal Centre and will contribute towards making the centre a safe and welcoming environment.
Time Commitment
As needed, not likely to exceed 4 hours per month. A minimum commitment of 6 months is required.
Roles and Responsibilities
  • Changing lightbulbs
  • Cleaning windows and doors (inside and outside)
  • Checking / cleaning air conditioning unit filters
  • Cleaning drains, as necessary
  • Handling the weekly Royal Canin delivery (stocking shelves, putting items away, etc.)
  • Hanging frames and hooks, as necessary
  • Ad hoc maintenance / DIY activities
  • 18 years of age minimum
  • Demonstrates understanding and passion for animal welfare
  • Establishes and maintains positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of this volunteer role and of the organization
  • Self-motivated and demonstrates attention to detail
  • Able to work independently
  • Comfortable with physical labour and DIY activities
  • Physically fit (able to climb ladder/steps, bend, kneel, stand for periods of time)
  • Able to lift up to 30 lbs
  • Own tools an asset
  • Plumbing and/or electrical experience an asset
  • 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!