Rescuing, Sheltering and Rehoming Companion Animals in the Columbia Valley of BC since 2007


If you are interested in volunteering and joining the team we have a number of volunteering opportunities available.  2013030460web
Volunteer Application link.     There is no contribution too small.

Our Team approach to the operation and management of the ICAN facility guarantees that all Volunteer’s can choose to contribute in a way they are comfortable with and that best utilizes individual skills.   For example, we have several dedicated volunteers who are allergic to animals, but who contribute regularly from home by creating marketing materials, helping with fundraising, event planning or tending a booth at a local event.

We hope you will take a moment to review the different opportunities below, and consider joining us.
Seniors who no longer have a pet at home and who miss having a furry companion, are invited to come by the center regularly to socialize with our companions.   It me and susanfeels good to give!    Every moment you donate to ICAN makes a difference to an animal who has no home.

Facility Team:

Captain of Clean 
The cats count on you to ensure cleaning is done properly to prevent illness and disease control.  This volunteer job is completed daily by our volunteers.
Example Tasks: Laundry schedule, Mentoring new cleaners, Restock items in the outer sheds, Reading updates to the cleaning manual.

Handy Mandy  MaintenanceAll Vollies
Stay on top of facility upkeep so cats and volunteers are safe. If you are a tradesperson and would like to volunteer your skills to a worthwhile organization, we would love to have you!
Example Tasks: Organize or do repairs as necessary, Lawn care.

Animal Care Team

Mama Cat 
Make sure every animal that comes in to the facility and leaves the facility goes through proper procedures. Office Admin Assistant completes this task.
Example Tasks: Health checks, Socialization calendar, Animal adoption process.

Foster Friend
Responsible to provide foster care and complete a foster home application.
Example Tasks: Organize and request foster home supplies.

Superwomen/man Rescuing small animals
Rescue abandoned or stray animals and head TNR (Trap, Neuter, Return) program.
Example Tasks: TNR program organization, Locate barns/ranches for feral, Reunions with guardians or adopters, socialization skills, transporting animals to and from the vets and other communities.

Finance Team

Official Thanker and Money Magician
Assisting the donations and grants coordinator with researching grants and other donation duties as required.
Example Tasks: Review regular donation program, Thank you notes, assisting in grant writing and research.

Public Relations/Marketing Team

Design Eye Promotions and Advertiser
Reviewing photos of the animals and applying creative descriptions and ensure a consistent image of ICAN is portrayed through media.
Example Tasks: Poster design, Recruit business partners/sponsors, Artistic talent and research improvements. 

Programs and Events Team

Rugrat Wrangler ICAN Kid’s Club
This is a wonderful opportunity for a young volunteer, under the age of 16, to attend the ICAN shelter with a parent or guardian.
Example Tasks: Get your youth involved; assist in socializing events; promote educational talks.

Dr. Fourlegs Pet Therapy
Therapy visits to senior and other facilities. If this peaks your interest, ensure to add it to your volunteer application.
Example Tasks: Attend facility visits

Fundraising Team

Event Based Volunteers
Help plan, organize and execute fundraising events. These events usually occur on a weekend and can be sporadic.  Feel free to expand the commitment to suit your needs.
Example Tasks: Prepare items for fundraiser, Plan details of event, Help out the day of fundraiser.

As a Volunteer with ICAN, you have Rights and Responsibilities, which will be shared with you during your initial orientation of the shelter