The ARN consists solely of volunteers. Their support and their dedication are essential to fulfill the mission of our shelter. Do you want to join our team? You are more than welcome to do so!

How to apply

Here are the following steps in order to become a volunteer:

  • Provide us with a professional or personal reference with an active e-mail address, such as an employer or a professor who can testify to your character. Family members may not be given as a reference.
  • Fill out the Online Form.
  • Provide us with a copy of your curriculum vitæ (C.V).
  • Send it to our recruitment team: recruitment.arn@gmail.com.

Thank you for your interest in the ARN!

Criteria for Recruitment

  • You must be over 16 years of age. Parental consent is required for all individuals under the age of 18;
  • You must be able to allot a minimum of 3 consecutive hours a week to the shelter;
  • This commitment must be long term;
  • A valid e-mail address is required.

Available positions

We recruit all year round for various positions:


Participating in the adoption visits at the shelter and in our weekly adoption days which take place at the shelter as well as at diverse pet stores throughout Montreal.


Keeping the shelter maintained such as cleaning the litter, washing the floors, changing the water and the food as well as caring for the cats.


Assist in the maintenance of the shelter, make small light work such as: painting, plumbing, repair partitions, etc. And if you have the right skills, electrical and construction work could be requested on occasion.


Developing, participating and managing follow-ups of fundraising events such as garage sales, the shop, sales of hot dogs and any special evenings (ex : bowling).

ARN Shop

Look for and participate in events with the aim of promoting our products and presenting our kiosk including: follow-up, reservation and coverage of the activity, to hold the inventory up to date and to make purchases of material online.


Perform various common secretarial tasks for the shelter. Such as updating lists and care sheets, data entry, etc. Variable hours.

Medical Care

Administering medication to cats and verifying their health status. Coordinating visits to the veterinarian for sick cats, for neutering or vaccinations, etc.


Transporting the cats to the vet or adoption sites, transporting food and litter donations or fundraising items etc. to the shelter.