Maintenance Volunteer

The Georgian Triangle Humane Society is a not-for-profit charity that provides abandoned, neglected and abused domestic animals a second chance in life at a forever home. The Animal Centre not only 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 Animal Centre & Programs Manager, 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
Approximately 2-4 hours at the Animal Centre once a week to coincide with the incoming Royal Canin delivery. 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
  • Access to transportation

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