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.