Volunteer: Pet Adoption Location (PAL) Driver/Delivery

Volunteer: Pet Adoption Location (PAL) Driver/Delivery

Not currently recruiting.

The Ottawa Humane Society’s Volunteer Department is looking for two volunteers to assist our PAL team with delivering animals to PAL partner locations throughout the city of Ottawa (e.g. Pet Smart and Pet Valu locations). Tasks may include:

  • Loading animal carriers (with cats and small animals) into the PAL van;
  • Assisting with packaging and labeling delivery supplies;
  • Unloading animal carriers and supplies into stores;
  • Unloading empty carriers at the OHS;
  • Assisting with setting up cat cages (in store);
  • Preparing cat cages;
  • Preparing adoption packets;
  • Delivering/picking up OHS animals from partner locations;
  • Other clerical/administrative duties as assigned.


PAL Driver/Delivery Volunteer Requirements:

  • Volunteers must have a valid Ontario driver’s licence with a clean driving record;
  • Volunteers must have experience working with and handling cats;
  • Volunteers must be able to lift and carry a weight of 20lbs (cats in carriers);
  • Volunteers must be able to get in and out of a van, making multiple trips to and from the vehicle during a shift;
  • Volunteers must be comfortable taking direction from OHS staff;
  • Volunteers must be consistent and reliable;
  • Volunteers must be able to make a 1-year commitment;
  • Volunteers must be able to commit to a three hour weekly shift.

Steps to becoming a PAL Driver:

  • 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 PAL volunteer requirements 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 coordinator: volunteers via email at volunteering@ottawahumane.ca or by telephone at 613-725-3166 ext. 264.

We encourage you to browse our site for other volunteer opportunities at the OHS.

Thank you for your interest in our PAL Volunteer Program!

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