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Would you like to volunteer?

Show your compassion for vulnerable animals in a really practical way by donating your time and energy. All aspects of Furry Friends are run by hard-working volunteers. We have different ways you can share your time and talent:

1. Foster Parents
Become a foster parent and provide loving, in-home care for: kittens; moms with babies; cats recovering from surgeries; or cats waiting for vaccinations. This commitment can last from 2-16 weeks. Furry Friends covers all medical costs and dry food for these animals while in your care.

2. Shelter Volunteers*
Volunteer at the shelter for 3 hours in the morning to help care for the cats and keep the shelter clean and tidy. There are also 3-hour shifts available in the evenings for volunteers to help clean boxes and spend quiet, gentle grooming time with our cats.

3. PetSmart Adoption Volunteers*
Help out at the Adoption Centre in PetSmart (33 Mapleview Drive East) for a 3-hour shift every two weeks (morning, afternoon, and evening shifts available). You will help care for cats and kittens and help them move on to loving homes.

*As of May 30/20, these roles are currently on hold due to COVID-19. As businesses reopen with new health and safety protocols, we will be updating these roles and welcoming volunteers to assist in this important work.


Apply now...

To become a volunteer, please complete these convenient online application forms: 

1. Foster Parent foster application form;

2. Shelter & PetSmart Adoption volunteer application form (please sign volunteer agreement form on the last page). 

Please note that our insurance requires that shelter volunteers be at least 16 years of age and PetSmart volunteers 18.

A Furry Friends representative will contact you to talk more about your interests and availability. Submission of an application does not guarantee placement. Volunteers are required to sign the Furry Friends Volunteer Agreement form

For more information, please contact us at volunteer@furryfriendsbarrie.com.