The Humane Society of Kitchener Waterloo & Stratford Perth

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The Pet Pantry


Position: Pet Pantry Volunteer

Reports to: Directly to Manager, Community Programs. In-directly to Volunteer Coordinator

Location: 250 Riverbend Dr. Kitchener


Position Summary:

This position is to assist in the successful running of the Pet Pantry at our Kitchener Centre location.



  • Volunteers will prepare pet food orders for pick ups by Community Members.
  • Keep track of inventory of food bank donations
  • Perform daily sanitizing tasks of food donations and workstations including donation bins that are stored outside of the respective buildings
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Ability to read and prepare orders for pickups
  • Ability to lift and move large bags of pet food and/or litter up to 60lbs at one time
  • Ability to work outside in all weather conditions.

Other Requirements

  • Minimum 18 years of age or older


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

  • Adhere to KWHS 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


Working Conditions

  • This role is completed in a storage container located outside.
  • The role is completed in all weather conditions.
  • Masks must be worn at all times



Time Frame

Monday, Tuesday and/or Wednesdays from 9:30am – 12pm



Volunteers will receive onsite training by Program Manager or designate including proper health and safety protocols.



Play an important role in the health and wellness of all animals in need in our community by helping members of your community access the supports they need for their pets.

Foster Care


Volunteers MUST be 18 years of age or older

Volunteers must reside in Waterloo Region or Stratford Perth

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

Volunteers must include 2 letters of reference along with their completed foster application

Student Foster Program

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Are you a high school student in Stratford Perth or the Kitchener Waterloo area (including surrounding townships of Woolwich, Wellesley and Wilmot) looking for ways to complete your community service hours? Would you like to play an important role in the lives of cats and small animals in your community. Would you like to help them by providing a safe space for them to stay until they are ready to find their forever home?

If you love cats and small animals and would like to support them on their journey to finding their forever homes, then check out our Stratford Perth Student Foster Program! As one of our student foster caregivers and under the supervision of a parent or guardian, you can earn your community involvement hours by being a foster caregiver to one of our cats or small animals.


  • must be at least 14 years of age or older
  • must reside in the Stratford Perth or Kitchener Waterloo area
  • If you currently have pet(s) you must provide proof of spay/neuter, current vaccines and if you have dog(s) or cat(s) you must have current license tag(s).
    • this is to ensure your animal at home is safe and do not get sick when the new foster comes into the home
  • must have consent of parent/guardian to participate in the program and have a foster animal in the home.
  • must have a separate area for fosters
    • A separate room or dedicated space allows your foster to slowly explore their new environment while having a safe space to go to.
  • must have the time to care for the animals
  • must have access to a car ride for vet appointments/ medical emergencies
    • Vet appointments will be completed at the Stratford Perth location. Medical Emergencies are supported at the Emergency Clinic in Kitchener
  • must also have a working email address
  • must provide 2 letters of reference at the time of their interview

Graphic Designer


Position: Graphic Designer

Reports to: Marketing and Communications Specialist    

Location: Remote


Position Summary:

Support the Marketing and Communications team by designing marketing materials for print or digital use.  This could include creating materials/templates in Canva or other programs. 



  • Work with Marketing and Communications Specialist to understand graphic design requirements
  • Research and develop materials that will engage the intended audience
  • Communicate with the Marketing and Communications Specialist as required to complete projects – via email, phone or video conferencing


Graphic design student or professional

  • Post-secondary education in Art, Design or another related program (students are welcome)
  • Self-driven individual, who is not afraid to propose new ideas
  • Understanding of print and digital media
  • Strong eye for visual design
  • Problem-solving capabilities with a desire to try new things and work collaboratively to innovate
  • Candidate will be asked to submit samples of past work

Other Requirements

  • Creativity
  • Familiarity with Canva is preferred
  • Proficient with graphic design programs


Working Conditions

Remote from home using own computer and internet


Time Frame

Needed immediately; ongoing



Ongoing training


Support and Supervision

Available by email and phone, but individual should be able to work with minimum supervision


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.