Desperate For Help: Volunteers Needed

Toronto Cat Rescue operates a “Help for Cats” (or “Line 3“) hotline for people inquiring about surrendering their cats, rescuing local strays or helping feral cats in their community. This helpline is one of the only ways that Torontonians can seek advice and assistance for their ‘cat problem’, and it is entirely volunteer-run.

TCR helped Dyson find his forever home via our Owner/Surrender program

We are desperate for volunteers to help with this line.  If you are a self-motivated person who loves to help and offer advice about cats – this is the volunteer role for you!  You will have one shift per week where you will pick up and reply to phone calls and emails from the public. Coordinators can expect to devote at least 2-4 hours on the day of their shift to answering and returning inquires, with follow-up during the rest of the week also being required. Communication during a shift is done from your home or work using your own phone and email account, so regular email access is mandatory. Experience with Trap-Neuter-Return and feral cats is an asset, but is not necessary.  Training is provided.   This role requires a minimum commitment of 6 months.

5 Comments on “Desperate For Help: Volunteers Needed

  1. I am sixteen, I have a lot of experience with feral cats and have owned cats all my life. Would I be able to help? This sounds like the purrfect job for me!

  2. Hi everyone, I have been volunteering on Line 3 for a few months, it has been incredibly rewarding… I grew up with barn cats and have two of my own rescue cats at home but otherwise had no ‘experience’ with feral etc… the group and coordinators are incredibly supportive and when I have questions they are answered right away. So don’t let ‘lack of experience’ deter you from this rewarding role! Hope to see you on Line 3 soon!

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