Outreach Transport Volunteer

Our Outreach Program consists of a variety of Pet Support Services available to pet owners within our community and beyond: low cost spay/neuter and wellness clinics (microchipping and rabies vaccination) for pet owners on a limited income, population control for feral cats, emergency boarding, emergency medical assistance, as well as the provision of food and pet supplies for pet owners in need.

Our range of Pet Support Services was accessed by a total of 3,980 people in 2022 and 790 pets received free meals and/or litter, distributed through our Pet Panty services; a massive jump from 96 pets in 2021!

Reporting to the Outreach Coordinator, the Outreach Transport Volunteer collects in-kind donations within and outside our community, for animals in our care, for our Pet Pantry services and for distribution to local cat colonies. This volunteer will use a GTHS vehicle or their own vehicle for transportation.
Time Commitment
Ad hoc, as needed, basis. The length of time volunteered will depend on the point of collection (one of our regular donors is located in Mississauga). A minimum commitment of 6 months is required.
Roles and Responsibilities
  • Maintain clean and tidy GTHS van (inside and outside), if used
  • Stock vehicle with appropriate items required for each transport (gas, documentation, etc.)
  • Liaise with approved suppliers before pick-up and at the collection point
  • Load /stack / unload in-kind donations safely
  • Follow appropriate protocol, policies and procedures
  • Ensure photocopy of valid / most recent version of G2 driver’s license is retained by GTHS
  • Valid G2 driver’s license
  • 18 years of age minimum
  • A commitment to animal welfare
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Self motivated
  • Diligent compliance with guidelines and protocols for personal safety
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Works cooperatively and effectively with others
  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of this volunteer role and of the organization
  • Review and sign-off of the Animal Transport Guidelines / GTHS Van Use Agreement
Working Conditions:
  • Physical demands of the position include lifting and carrying items with a potential maximum weight of 30lb / 13.6kg
  • We recommend wearing closed toe shoes and clothing that has no sentimental value (ie. can get dirty and/or stained)

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