The Humane Society of Kitchener Waterloo & Stratford Perth


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Please note that currently we are only recruiting for the positions listed below.

If you are looking for a different volunteer experience please check back periodically as positions are updated regularly.

Due the volume of applications received please be patient in waiting for a response.  Applications are prioritized by the positions most needed at the time.

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Foster Care, General- Stratford Perth/ Kitchener-Waterloo

REQUIREMENTS: 

Volunteers MUST be 18 years of age or older.

Volunteers must reside in Stratford Perth or Kitchener-Waterloo area.

Volunteers with pets must show proof of spay/neuter, current vaccines and if they have a dog(s), a current license tag(s).

Volunteers, if renting, must show landlord consent for animals in the home.

Volunteers must have a separate area for fosters.

Volunteers must have the time to care for the animals.

Volunteers must have access to transportation for vet appointments/ medical emergencies.

Volunteers must also have a working email address.

2 reference checks will be required in order to proceed in the foster application process.

Counsellor In-training - Stratford-Perth

Are you a high school student looking to complete your community service hours?  Do you enjoy working with children and have a passion for animals?  This may be the position for you!

Duration: 1-week commitment required

Kitchener/Waterloo:  250 Riverbend Drive, Kitchener

July 2-5, July 8-12, July 15-19, July 22-July 26, July 29-Aug 2,

Aug. 12-16, Aug. 19-23

Stratford/Perth: 125 Griffith Rd., Stratford

July 2-5, July 8-12, July 15-19, July 22-26, July 29-Aug. 2, Aug. 6-9,

Aug. 12-16, Aug 19-23

Position Summary

The purpose of this role is to assist our camp staff with maintaining a welcoming and controlled camp environment for our campers ages 6-12 years old. This position will contribute to 40 hours worth of community involvement required for secondary school graduation.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist camp staff with the morning set up and end of day cleaning.
  • Responsible for  assisting with supervising camp group.
  • Reporting to Camp Director about health or behavioural problems with campers.
  • Responsible for assisting camp staff with maintaining a positive, energetic environment for all of the campers.
  • Actively participate in games and activities, including setup/take down.
  • Ensure safety measures and KWSPHS policies are implemented at all times

Requirements:
Weekly commitment: 40 hours a week, Mon- Fri. 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

  • Previous camp experience in a leadership role is an asset.
  • Must be able to follow direction.
  • Possess an outgoing and positive attitude.
  • Comfortable interacting with children and ensuring they are all treated equally.
  • Comfortable supervising children.
  • Comfortable handling all types of animals.

Working Conditions:

  • Work will sometimes occur outside with varying temperature conditions.
  • Some working requires the use of cleaning supplies/chemicals.
  • Work will sometimes occur in areas with strong odors and high noise levels in regards to barking and other animal related noises.
  • Required to expend physical effort for a period of time, standing, bending, walking, running outdoors during games.

In addition to the duties listed above, the Centre expects the following of each volunteer:

  • Adhere to KWSPHS volunteer policies and procedures; works in a safe manner;
  • Performs duties as needed and maintains a positive and respectful attitude
  • Communicates regularly with supervisor about concerns
  • Consistently reports for the volunteer role on time and prepared to perform duties of the position

Please use the tab on the top right to complete an application. 

 

Foster Care, Dogs- Stratford-Perth/ Kitchener-Waterloo

REQUIREMENTS: 

Volunteers MUST be 18 years of age or older.

Volunteers must reside in Stratford Perth or Kitchener-Waterloo area.

Volunteers with pets must show proof of spay/neuter, current vaccines and if they have a dog(s), a current license tag(s).

Volunteers, if renting, must show landlord consent for animals in the home.

Volunteers must have a separate area for fosters.

Volunteers must have the time to care for the animals.

Volunteers must have access to transportation for vet appointments/ medical emergencies.

Volunteers must also have a working email address.

2 reference checks will be required in order to proceed in the foster application process.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Volunteer must have experience with medium and large size dogs.

Volunteer must be able to walk dogs weighing 40-80 lbs.

Volunteer must have the ability to lift items up to 15 lbs.

Volunteer must be comfortable handling the following behaviors: jumping up, mouthing, barking, pulling on a leash and house training.

Volunteer must have the ability to cope with potential emotionally stressful situations.

Volunteer must have a patient, calm demeanor and an interest in working with dogs who have behavior challenges.

Mission Statement

We are leaders in animal welfare in our communities and committed to promoting the human-animal bond, while focusing on the responsible treatment of animals through education, collaboration, compliance, advocacy and care.

 


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