The Animal Rescue Network 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!


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.


Provide us with a copy of your curriculum vitae (C.V). 

Send it to our recruitment team: recruitment.arn@gmail.com


A form will be sent to your given references. Therefore it is advised to inform those you are using as a reference beforehand. Once the form is completed and received, we will contact you in order to set up a meeting at the shelter. There you will be given a release form to sign pertaining to your responsibilities. Once these steps are completed, your training can begin !


Thank you for your interest in the Animal Rescue Network!


Criteria for Recruitment:

You must be over 15 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.



We recruit all year  round for various positions:


Adoptions/Fostering: 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.


Emergencies: being available to transport sick cats to the vet.


Fundraising: 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.


Maintenance: 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.


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


Recruitment: participating in the recruitment of new volunteers ; answering calls from potential volunteers, offering information about the A.R.N and directing them to the appropriate activity sector. The members of the recruitment team also participate in the writing process of an orientation guide for new volunteers.


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


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