General Volunteers

Join us as a General Volunteer

Our on-site spay neuter clinics are held on weekends (Friday to Sunday) between April and October at various First Nations communities in Alberta. We set up in the community and rely on over 100 volunteers each day to care for up to 700 animals.

Volunteer Opportunities

For new volunteers:

  • General OPS (animal care, crate building, cleaning)
  • Data Entry (record keeping/ computer logs)
  • Professional Groomer
  • Catering and Kitchen Support
  • Cat Room
  • Autoclave Team (washing and wrapping surgical instruments)
  • Dog Care (walking, feeding and cleaning crates)
  • Set Up and Truck Pack

For experienced volunteers:

  • Reception
  • Community Outreach Team
  • Surrender Room
  • Physical Exams Scribe
  • Physical Exams Dog Handler
  • Surgery Scribe
  • Recovery Dog Handler
  • Dog Recovery

Full orientations and details for every clinic can be found when you register as a volunteer (we will set you up in our online volunteer program called “Better Impact”). Through Better Impact, you can see available volunteer opportunities, sign up for shifts, and see who else is volunteering.

Accommodation, Transportation and Meals

Accommodation and transportation are the responsibility of the volunteer. We arrange a discounted rate for nearby motels, and volunteers often arrange carpooling on our private Facebook group. Vegetarian and vegan meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks) are provided at the clinic site.

 

Other opportunities for general volunteers:

  • Fundraising Events – join our FUN-draising Team! Contact fundrasing@cataskforce.org for more info.
  • Bakers needed to prepare cookies, muffins, squares etc. for volunteers ahead of the scheduled clinic. Contact catering@cataskforce.org if you can help!
  • Wrap Pack is looking for new volunteers to join us Sunday (1:00-4:00) and Wednesday (1:30-6:00) afternoons at our Calgary office, March through October. WP prepares items for clinic use such as gowns, wraps, drapes, scrub towels. Volunteers do not need to attend every meeting nor stay for the whole time – just come whenever you can. No experience necessary. Coffee and goodies provided. Please email Marion at wrappack@cataskforce.org if interested.

We hope you will consider joining our fantastic team of volunteers!

The Task Force needs YOUR help!

On November 25, 2022, the Task Force had an intake of over 90 cats from a single property in Southern Alberta. 

The cats will be triaged and housed temporarily at the Task Force office until they receive veterinary care. They will need to be spayed or neutered, vaccinated and treated for parasites. Others will require more extensive veterinary care such as dental work. Each of these cats deserves the opportunity to receive the care they need, and we are committed to making that happen. Which is why we are putting out a plea for help.  Heather Waddell, an avid animal lover and longtime supporter of the Task Force, has graciously pledged to match all donations made up to $10,000! Please consider donating today in order for your donation to be matched!  Thank you to Heather, our INCREDIBLE volunteers and supporters for making our work possible! With animal shelters and rescue groups operating at full capacity our goal is that the cats, once healthy, will be placed with animal welfare organizations throughout the province to be adopted. We encourage everyone that has considered fostering or adopting an animal to reach out to your local animal welfare organization as the timing couldn't be any more dire.

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