Feline Enrichment Volunteer with the Four on the Floor Program

Interested in volunteering in our Four on the Floor?

*Currently recruiting*

The Ottawa Humane Society’s Volunteer Department is looking for volunteers who are interested in working closely with our animal care team! This new OHS program will provide out-of-cage time to cats in need in order to maximize their daily physical and psychological wellbeing, prevent stress-related illness, and increase adoptability. Volunteers in this role will be responsible for:

  • Transporting cats to and from a designated room as per directions;
  • Providing play time, exercise, and social contact;
  • Documenting enrichment and cat behaviours.


Volunteer Requirements:

  • Volunteers must be familiar with cat behaviour;
  • Volunteers must be comfortable and have experience handling cats;
  • Volunteers must be able to follow and adhere to strict instructions;
  • Volunteers must be able to lift and carry 10-15lbs;
  • Volunteers must be comfortable with socializing, playing and grooming felines of all ages and breeds;
  • Volunteers must be able to document their enrichment as directed;
  • Volunteers must be able to work alone, with minimum supervision, once trained;
  • Volunteers must be able to work around various animal species;
  • Volunteers must be able to stand on their feet or kneel for the duration of their shift;
  • Volunteers must commit to a weekly shift for a minimum of one year;
  • Volunteers must be able to commit to a three hour weekly shift.

We are looking for volunteers for the following shifts

Friday from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Steps to becoming a Feline Enrichment Care Program Volunteer:

  • Complete the OHS volunteer application
  • Ensure you specify on your application the program and day(s) for which you are interested in volunteering.
  • Volunteers whose skills and availability match the volunteer requirements for this position will be contacted for an interview.
  • Following a successful interview, volunteers will be asked to submit a criminal record check and attend a scheduled orientation.
  • For more information contact our manager: volunteers via email at volunteer@ottawahumane.ca or by telephone at 613-725-3166 ext. 231.
  • We encourage you to browse our site for other volunteer opportunities at the OHS.

Thank you for your interest in our Feline Enrichment Volunteer Program!

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