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If you are interested in helping out and joining a fantastic team of volunteers, please fill out the online application form (a printable form is available on the page).  Volunteers are to be at least 16 years of age, unless accompanied by a parent while volunteering.

Intake facility support

This is usually where we need the most help. Duties include, but are not limited to: feeding cats, refreshing water bowls, doing laundry, cleaning kennels, scooping litter, vacuuming and mopping floors. Once all these duties are complete, you are free to play and cuddle with the cats.


Taking cats to and/or from vet appointments

Carriers are provided and kept at the main rescue, but we often need volunteers to drive cats to and from vet appointments.  While some appointments are within Lethbridge, others may require driving to Fort McLeod or Taber.


Hosting event tables

This includes our monthly "Urban Cat Tails" craft sales at the Lethbridge Fish & Game Hut.


Picking up returnable containers

LCCR does a monthly "bottle drive", accepting containers from donors all over Lethbridge and surrounding areas.


Where are you located? Our facility is situated on private property 14 kms south east of Lethbridge. The address will be shared with you after your volunteer application has been accepted. We will also ask that you do not divulge this information.

Who can volunteer? Anyone 16 years of age and older can volunteer. Well behaved children under the age of 16 years may volunteer but must be under the supervision of a responsible adult at all times. 

How often can we volunteer? Our intake facility has two shifts daily. The morning shift generally starts at 9am and the evening shift generally starts at 5pm. However, we appreciate that volunteers may need to come a little earlier or later than scheduled. Generally a shift is three hours but is largely dependent on the number of volunteers available and extra tasks that may arise. 

We ask all volunteers to commit to a minimum of one shift every two weeks. This is to keep the workload fair and our facility looking top notch. Volunteers may have a set shift (ie. Every Friday PM) or rotating shifts. Keep in mind that shifts run approximately three hours in length.

How will I know what to do? We offer orientation shifts every day of the week that are approximately two hours in length. Our volunteer coordinator will get in contact with you via email after you have submitted an application and arrange an orientation.

What should I wear? Wear comfortable clothing, not your Sunday best! You will need footwear that is only for use at the rescue. This is for the protection of our cats as well as any pets you may have at home. We do not want you bringing any germs in or taking any out. There will be space available for your shoes if you choose to leave them on site.

I am unable to volunteer independently. Can I bring someone with me to help me volunteer? Due to the nature of the work at the LCCR Intake facility, we are unable to accept volunteer pairs/teams of any number. Each volunteer at the LCCR must go through the application process and be able to perform their duties independently.

Does the LCCR accept court-ordered community service hours? We do not accept court-ordered community service hours.

I have a question that isn’t covered here. Where do I reach out for more information? Reach out anytime to our volunteer coordinator at:

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