Canine Foster Volunteer   Barrie area  Clearview  Collingwood  Midland, Penetanguishene, Tay, Tiny, Springwater, Christian Island  Orillia area  Simcoe County  South Simcoe  Wasaga Beach 
Georgian Triangle Humane Society, Collingwood - 10th Line
Collingwood and area
Canine Foster Volunteers provide a safe, loving and temporary home for puppies (4-6 puppies at a time), senior dogs and adult dogs with specific needs. You must have the ability to separate the foster animals from any pets in your home by keeping them in a separate room, if necessary. We will provide training and all the supplies you need.  
 
Canine Foster Volunteers are responsible for helping the puppies, seniors and / or adult dogs in their care thrive until they are ready to be adopted (or to be returned to their owner in cases of Emergency Boarding). This will include feeding the animals at least twice a day, possibly more, potty training (for puppies), and exercising and socializing the animals. It may also include bottle feeding and administering oral medications.  
 
NOTE: At time of posting we are currently ONLY able to consider candidates who are willing to assist with two or more of the following foster scenarios:  
– 4-6 puppies under 4 weeks of age, requiring bottle feeding  
– 4-6 puppies over 4 weeks of age  
– dogs with medical or special needs (eg. provide medication, ensure ‘bedrest’ post-surgery…)  
– pregnant or nursing moms  
– dogs in need of socialization or with behavioural concerns  
– dogs belonging to pet owners in need of emergency boarding in times of crisis  
 
Please complete a Foster Application form to apply under the 'How to become a GTHS volunteer' section on our website:  
www.gths.ca/volunteer
Feline Foster Volunteer   Barrie area  Clearview  Collingwood  Midland, Penetanguishene, Tay, Tiny, Springwater, Christian Island  Orillia area  Simcoe County  South Simcoe  Wasaga Beach 
Georgian Triangle Humane Society, Collingwood - 10th Line
Collingwood
Feline Foster Volunteers provide a safe, loving and temporary home for pregnant or nursing cats and kittens (litter sizes can range from 5-9 kittens). Other foster scenarios include caring for cats who are recovering from an injury or illness, and providing emergency boarding to assist when someone is temporarily unable to care for their cat due to a crisis (eg. in hospital or homeless). You must be able to separate the foster animals from any pets in your home by keeping them in a separate room. We will provide training and all the supplies you need. 
 
Feline Foster Volunteers are responsible for helping the cat/kittens in their care thrive until they are ready to be adopted (or returned to their owner in the case of emergency boarding). This will include feeding the animals at least twice a day, possibly more, cleaning litter boxes and socializing the animals. It may also include bottle feeding and administering oral medications. 
 
Fostering can be undertaken by children under adult supervision, however, the adult must register as the official Feline Foster Volunteer. 
 
NOTE: As at time of posting we are currently ONLY looking for new Foster Volunteers who are willing to care for nursing females and/or pregnant females with their litters once they’re born, and/or with bottle-fed orphaned kitten litters.  
 
Please complete a Foster Application Form on our website under the section entitled 'How to become a GTHS Volunteer' www.gths.ca/volunteer
Hospital Assistant Volunteer   Barrie area  Clearview  Collingwood  Midland, Penetanguishene, Tay, Tiny, Springwater, Christian Island  Orillia area  Simcoe County  South Simcoe  Wasaga Beach 
Georgian Triangle Humane Society, Collingwood - 10th Line
Collingwood
The GTHS Animal Hospital contains an Operating Room, Treatment Room, Examination Room, Pharmacy and X-Ray Room and a Hospital Intake/Recovery Area, and provides spay/neuter surgeries for over 1500 homeless pets annually. Having an onsite hospital ensures animals receive timely, thorough and comprehensive care, saves dozens of daily phone calls, reduces trips back and forth to veterinary clinics, dramatically decreases the stress on GTHS animals, and leads to the additional benefit of earlier adoption availability; so these animals find their forever home quickly. The GTHS Animal Hospital also assists local pet owners in need by providing essential vaccinations and spay/neuter surgeries for their pets. 
 
Reporting to the Director of Medicine and Hospital Registered Veterinary Technician, the Hospital Assistant Volunteer will be responsible for maintaining the Operating Room and prep area, as well as overseeing the maintenance and packing of surgical instruments.
TNR (Trap, Neuter, Return) & Transport Volunteer   Barrie area  Clearview  Collingwood  Midland, Penetanguishene, Tay, Tiny, Springwater, Christian Island  Orillia area  Simcoe County  South Simcoe  Wasaga Beach 
Georgian Triangle Humane Society, Collingwood - 10th Line
Close to where you live : Meaford area or Clearview (Stayner) area
The TNR & Transport Volunteer supports our Outreach Programs by assisting with the Trap, Neuter and Return of local feral cats. TNR activities help reduce the number of unwanted feline pregnancies and over-population in our community. This volunteer will also assist with the collection and drop-off of animal supplies, to feed animals in our care and local cat colonies. 
 
The TNR & Transport Volunteer coordinates with the Outreach Coordinator relating to the collection or drop-off of animals or supplies. This volunteer will work with local cat colony volunteers or the public to trap cats, bring them to our Animal Centre to be spayed or neutered and then return the cat to their ‘home’ environment. This volunteer will use a GTHS vehicle or their own vehicle for transportation. TNR & Transport Volunteers generally assist with collections within the area they are living, but may occasionally be called upon to drive up to one hour away.
Dog Care Team Member   Barrie area  Clearview  Collingwood  Midland, Penetanguishene, Tay, Tiny, Springwater, Christian Island  Orillia area  Simcoe County  South Simcoe  Wasaga Beach 
Georgian Triangle Humane Society, Collingwood - 10th Line
Collingwood
Dog Care Volunteers work with puppies and dogs of all sizes, shapes and backgrounds (stray, surrendered, neglected, abused, healthy, recovering from surgery, may be easy to handle or may require training for behavioural issues. 
 
GTHS Dog Care Team Members help to maintain the health and welfare of GTHS dogs by cleaning kennels, providing food, exercise, training, companionship and assist with our canine enrichment program. Dog Care Team Members interact with the majority of dogs at our Animal Centre, so complete a Dog Care Program in order to handle Green dogs (ie. puppies and seniors who are easy to walk and handle) and Yellow dogs (ie. young, rambunctious, pullers who can be slightly difficult to walk and handle), with the ultimate goal of working with Red dogs (ie. strong pullers with some behavioural issues who are difficult to walk and handle). 
 
Scheduled training is required upon joining the Dog Care Team and will be required intermittently to progress through the Dog Care Program.
Cat Adoption Counselor   Barrie area  Clearview  Collingwood  Midland, Penetanguishene, Tay, Tiny, Springwater, Christian Island  Orillia area  Simcoe County  South Simcoe  Wasaga Beach 
Georgian Triangle Humane Society, Collingwood - 10th Line
Collingwood, ON
COVID-19 Update 
 
Regular Volunteer Opportunity 
The Virtual Cat Adoption Counselor assists the public with adoption by matching pet and person 
- includes, but is not limited to, answering any and all questions about cat ownership, the cat or kitten they might be interested in 
- adopting and the GTHS adoption process 
- facilitating the actual adoption, as well as providing other information to set the adopter and their new pet up for success once they are home.  
- role is integral to matching the right cat (personality type, energy level, special home requirements, etc.) with the right adopter
Humane Education - Teacher   Barrie area  Clearview  Collingwood  Midland, Penetanguishene, Tay, Tiny, Springwater, Christian Island  Orillia area  Simcoe County  South Simcoe  Wasaga Beach 
Georgian Triangle Humane Society, Collingwood - 10th Line
Collingwood
COVID-19 Update 
 
Regular Volunteer Opportunity 
The Humane Education Volunteer 
 
-Teacher is responsible for delivery of the classes required for the Junior / Senior Animal Welfare Certification Program in our local schools. 
- Content for assigned classes / workshops and all the resources required will be provided, in addition to training by the Humane Education Coordinator to be an effective Humane Education Volunteer – Teacher. 
- Volunteers will also assist in the planning, coordination and execution of new initiatives within the Humane Education Program
Humane Education Volunteer - Extracurricular Programs   Collingwood  Simcoe County 
Georgian Triangle Humane Society, Collingwood - 10th Line
Collingwood
COVID-19 Update 
 
Regular Volunteer Opportunity 
Humane Education Volunteers 
- Extracurricular Programs are responsible for supervising youth enrolled in GTHS after-school and / or summer programs (such as our Pet Sitters Course, the Junior Volunteer Program and Big Brothers Big Sisters visits). 
- Duties include assisting with running programs at the direction of the Humane Education Coordinator or Humane Education Assistant, working with children to direct their activities, ensuring the animals are being handled compassionately, answering questions that arise and helping to create a fun, encouraging learning environment. 
- Content for assigned classes / workshops and all the resources required will be provided, in addition to training to be an effective Humane Education Volunteer