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Animal Transportation Volunteer

Purpose of role:

To assist the TBDHS with transporting cats/dogs to and from surrounding communities


  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must have G Drivers License
  • Able to work with minimal supervision
  • Must be able to lift 50lbs or more with assistance (kennels with large dogs)
  • Excellent time management and communication skills
  • Represent the TBDHS in a professional matter
  • Able to drive long distances at times
  • Must be comfortable with handling both cats and dogs
  • Must be comfortable driving a large vehicle (i.e passenger van)
  • Able to communicate with CEC or Executive Director issue arises
  • Stay consistent with logging hours (signing in and out) and maintaining a commitment to shifts
  • Follow all shelter protocols, practices and instructions as directed by TBDHS


Time Commitment:

Minimum 6 Month Commitment

“On Call” availability (with appropriate amount of notice)


Primary Tasks/Responsibilities:

  • Drive to locations outside of Thunder Bay to transport animals
  • Work alongside a partner during transfers
  • Lift kennels in and out of vehicles
  • Lift food and other supplies out of vehicles
  • Handle dogs for mid travel potty breaks
  • Assist the TBDHS team once animals arrive to shelter (i.e potty breaks, kennel set up, providing food and water)
  • Documentation of hours


As per TBDHS recruitment expectations, Volunteers must complete:

TBDHS Volunteer application form

Interview with Community Engagement Coordinator (in-person, Zoom or Facetime)

Once accepted, complete an in-person tour and orientation

    Please note at this time that evenings are for EVENTS only
  • Please summarize (in detail) your reason for wanting to volunteer with TBDHS and include any special skills and qualifications you have acquired from employment or other activities.
  • Please summarize your previous volunteer experience (Please click below if you have not Volunteered in the past)
  • Personal References (not related)

  • Person to notify in case of Emergency

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