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.
• Main rescue 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, and playing/socializing with the resident cats and kittens. We find it essential for our volunteers to spend time playing with the cats as this not only gives them the love and attention they deserve, but it also encourages those who are shy to be more social and trusting of humans. The main rescue has a few sanctuary cats, as well as cats and kittens who are waiting to go to a foster or fur-ever home.
• 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? The main rescue 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 runs two to three hours but is largely dependent on the number of volunteers available and extra tasks that may arise. Any length of time you can donate is appreciated.
How will I know what to do? We offer orientation shifts every day at 9:30am and 5:30pm with the exception of Wednesday evening. The orientation sessions are approximately 90 minutes to 2 hours and are very hands on.
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.