Adoption Specialist

(Furry Friends Animal Shelter)

Position ID: V-BAR0017 Last Modified: 28 Jun 2019 Last Full Update: 28 Jun 2019
Opportunity Details
ContactSherri Helsdingen, Volunteer Coordinator, Furry Friends Animal Shelter; Phone: 705-792-4911; Email:
DutiesFurry Friends Animal Shelter is a non-profit, no-kill organization dedicated to providing shelter and love to abandoned, lost or rescued cats and kittens in the Barrie Community. We provide care to almost 1,000 animals and do not euthanize healthy animals for any reason. We are a registered charity funded by generous donors and supporters and operated completely by volunteers. 
We are looking for dependable adult animal-lovers (over 18 years of age...younger volunteers must be with a fellow volunteer who is 18+ for the entire shift) to help us match cats and kittens with people who can give them a permanent, loving home. Two weeks per month we adopt cats and kittens out of the PetSmart Adoption Centre (33 Mapleview Drive East, Barrie). 
There are three main tasks:  
1. Keep the kitties clean and comfortable - top up food and water, clean cages (litter boxes too!) and pet and play with them! 
2. Interact with the public and potential adopters in a retail environment, giving great customer service.  
3. Assess suitable adopters, complete adoption paperwork and process payments. 
For more info and to apply complete and submit the Online Volunteer Application Form and a Furry Friends volunteer will follow-up with you.
More Info
BenefitsIf you love cats and meeting people, you'll love this position. Being a Furry Friends adoption volunteer is so rewarding! The kitties - and their new 'forever families' - will thank you for making the match. Full training is provided. References are provided.
ClientsVolunteers interact with PetSmart customers, and potential adopters to make the best possible match with adoption-ready cats and kittens.
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; Men ; Women ; Individuals
Areas of InterestAnimal Services
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Customer Service ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently
Commitment Lengthlong-term
Interaction LevelSolitary ; One-on-one
Minimum Hours3 / Week
Dates and TimesMonday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Friday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Saturday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Sunday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Volunteers work 3-hour shifts: 9-12, 12-3, 3-6, 6-9
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityWheelchair accessible automatic main entrance ; Barrier-free washroom including door and stall
LocationPetSmart Adoption Centre, 33 Mapleview Drive East, Barrie
Number of PositionsBarrie: 10 individual(s) 
10 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingTraining is provided ; Training is required ; Training on the job ; We provide full training in a 3-hour observation shift with an experienced volunteer.
TransportationNear public transit
Police CheckNot Required
Additional RequirementsVolunteers must be at least 18 years of age since they will be signing adoption contracts. Younger volunteers are welcome if they are partnered with an adult throughout the shift.
Agency Details
Organization NameFurry Friends Animal Shelter
Office Phone705-792-4911
Address & Map
25 Hart Dr, Unit 15
Barrie, ON L4N 5R8