Volunteer Job Description


Job Title/Role:   Intake Coordinator  

Overview:  Toronto Cat Rescue is a largely volunteer driven organization. Our mission is to rescue and find homes for abandoned, sick, or injured cats from situations of abuse, neglect, or imminent euthanasia. Being a part of the Intake team means you are on the front lines, actively saving lives each day. This is a challenging role and the candidate needs to be strategic about cat placement in order to maximize the number of cats TCR can take, and making good judgement calls around which cats we are able to rescue.

TCR’s rescue mandate is to intake cats from the 3 Toronto Animal Services locations (East, West, North) and other shelter partners when space is available. We will accept kittens from the public under the Kitten Support Program (KSP). We do not take in stray cats or owner surrenders

The role of the Intake Coordinator is to liaise with out of area (non-TAS) shelters, independent rescuers and TCR’s Kitten Support Program volunteers to coordinate the transfer of cats into the TCR program. Based on limited space, this role often requires saying no to challenging cases.


To identify and rescue cats who are in need of TCR’s care and collaborate with Intake Lead to secure space for the transfer.  To offer advice and alternative solutions in situations where TCR is unable to intake the cat(s).

General Role Information:

Reports to:

Intake Lead  - Cassandra Koenen

Operations Lead

Nalini Ramroop


Nalini Ramroop


TCR Intake

Hours per Week:

Minimum of 15-20 hours per week during kitten season
Less than 10 hours per week in fall and winter months


Every day -

must respond to email requests within 24 hours

Work Location:

Volunteer’s Home

Required Experience or Education:

Data Entry,Spreadsheets,

Google Docs, group emailing,

Staff or volunteer management


System Access Required:

Google Docs;Gmail


Asana; Google Sheets

Other Job Requirements:

Access to a computer is mandatory

 Core Responsibilities:



Highly organized


Compassionate, patient, pleasant and positive nature


Excellent written and oral skills


Able to multitask


Able to lead and motivate team members


Proficiency with Gmail, Google Docs, Google Sheets and Spreadsheets


Able to achieve results and meet deadlines with little to no supervision


Able to solve problems quickly and professionally



Training new members of the intake team takes time.  As such, we ask that applicants be available to commit to at least 6 months of their time.


Please apply today and join our amazing team: online application here!

 Thank you!