Store Volunteer Application
Toronto Cat Rescue is a 100% volunteer run organization without a shelter or physical location. All the cats in our program are located in foster homes or at our retail adoption partnership locations, such as PetSmart and Pet Valu.

Morning and evening shifts are available 7 days a week. Volunteers must be able to commit to a set 1 hour shift per week. *Please note that volunteers at PetSmart Kennedy Commons typically work more than a 1 hour shift, and are required to assist with in-store adoptions as well.

Ensuring the cats in our retail adoption locations are receiving adequate care at all times through providing a clean cage, food, water, exercise and play time.

Core Responsibilities:
Setting up cat cages
Cleaning cat cages
Feeding and handling cats
Providing cats with appropriate exercise, mental stimulation, play and positive physical contact.
Providing affection with petting and grooming

Required Skills:
Comfortable working with cats
Knowledge of animal care and welfare
Ability to work independently
Dependable and committed
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Not afraid to “get hands dirty”

Training new members of our store volunteer team takes time. As such, we ask that applicants be available to commit to at least 6 months of their time.
  • A full list of partner stores can be found at: We are currently only recruiting for the following locations and shifts:

  • First Choice
  • Second Choice
  • Name and Address

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  • Demographic Information

    You may optionally provide the following information. It is used only to help us get a better idea of the demographic make-up of our volunteers. Please note that store volunteers must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Driving Volunteers

    Some Store Volunteers also serve as drivers to occasionally help transport cats between foster homes, stores, vet appointments, etc. Requests are emailed out several times per week and are filled on a first-come first-serve basis. This is a great way to make a difference in the lives of cats because we could not do the life-saving work we do without being able to transport cats to where they need to be!
  • General Information

  • We require all volunteers to subscribe to electronic newsletters as this is how TCR communicates important messages to volunteers. Will not send you any other type of email you prefer not to receive.

    Volunteers will be required to go through approximately 2hrs of on location training for this role.