Available Positions

Public Shift - Volunteer

This position requires confidentiality at all times. As you will be working with the general public handling inquiries about our animals, but also potentially their pets to be surrendered and personal information on forms, it is very important to be professional, courteous and confidential at all times.

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Some of the basic tasks to be completed by the Public Shift Volunteer:

  • Answering the telephone during public hours and taking messages or assisting the public
  • Tracking attendance of the visitors
  • Greeting visitors and inquiring as to what services they require
  • Providing forms for visitors in regards to volunteering, adoption applications etc.
  • Conduct reference checks when needed
  • Conduct adoption follow ups when needed
  • Dust and tidy the main lobby area so it is presentable to the general public
  • Assisting in adoption pick-ups (fill in paper work as required)
  • Assisting in surrenders (fill in paper work as required)
  • Assist with payments for services PVHS offers, including gift shop items
  • Assisting with viewing animals for adoptions (showing visitors around the shelter)
  • Odd jobs as required

Skills Required

  • Very polite when dealing with the public
  • Excellent communication skills primarily verbally
  • Patient and understanding
  • Comprehension of confidentiality
  • Excellent “Public Relation” skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Punctual
  • Experience dealing with the public and answering the telephone

Building Maintenance/Supervisor - Volunteer

Term: 2 years


  • Stay current with building issues and concerns
  • Ability to address minor building and repair issues
  • Generate contacts within the community relevant to long term and short term building projects
  • Make suggestions to board regarding solutions to building maintenance issues
  • Maintain Shelter Van – bring for service appointments, be alert for repair issues with van
  • Attend Monthly board meetings
  • Attend annual AGM
  • prepare and present report at monthly board meetings and AGM
  • Understands and adheres to Board policy
  • Coordinate building projects and repairs in conjunction with the Shelter Manager
  • Make sure that regular building maintenance in performed (ie: Furnace, HVAC, appliances, etc)


  • Skills and understanding in the areas of general repair and building maintenance
  • Ability to assist in preparing for capital projects:
  • Preparing estimates, working with contractors on estimates when necessary
  • Preparing PVHS site for capital projects
  • Ability to work together with Shelter Manager and Board to trouble shoot solutions to Maintenance issues
  • Willingness to seek out and meet with outside contractors/experts to explore solutions to PVHS building capital issues
  • Ability to clearly communicate building problems to contractors