A good place to volunteer if you love cats
Volunteer (Current Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 8 January 2019
If you are someone who loves animals and don't mind getting your hands dirty, then this will be a good place to volunteer.
I think what scares some people off is actually having to work. It is an animal shelter -- you don't just show up to play with the cats. Their litter boxes need to be scooped, their water bowls need to be changed, and their food needs to be refilled. It's like caring for a lot of babies :) It can be a bit overwhelming at first to learn where everything is, but nobody will expect you to have everything right the first time.
The best thing about volunteering here is that the cats are not kept in cages, so they can follow you around while you're working (and be a nice distraction). You can work by yourself, and you can also volunteer with a friend if you prefer. People from all walks of life and backgrounds volunteer here; the environment isn't competitive. And when you're done, you can play with the cats.
Overall, it's a pretty straightforward volunteer position and if you want to contribute to keeping the shelter running and help your community, then you'll get something positive out of the experience.