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:
Intake Lead - Cassandra Koenen
Hours per Week:
Minimum of 15-20 hours per week during kitten season
Every day -
must respond to email requests within 24 hours
Required Experience or Education:
Google Docs, group emailing,
Staff or volunteer management
System Access Required:
Asana; Google Sheets
Other Job Requirements:
Access to a computer is mandatory
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!