Volunteer Transporter – Veterinary Appointments

Volunteer Position: Volunteer Transporter – Veterinary Appointments

Organization: Gwaii Animal Helpline Society

Welcome to the Gwaii Animal Helpline Society (GAHS), a non-profit organization registered in British Columbia and situated in Haida Gwaii, the unceded territory of the Haida Nation. GAHS operates entirely through the dedication of volunteers. Our central mission is to promote compassionate care for abandoned, surrendered, injured, or neglected companion animals, providing the essential human assistance they require. Join us in our commitment to ensuring these animals’ well-being and positively impacting our community.

Position Overview:

As a Volunteer Transporter with GAHS, you will support our mission by transporting people and their animals to and from veterinary appointments. This critical service ensures that pet owners who do not have their own transportation have access to essential veterinary care, contributing to the well-being of the animals and their human companions. If you have a passion for helping others and a commitment to animal well-being, we invite you to join our team as a Volunteer Transporter. 


  • Transportation Assistance:
    • Provide reliable and safe transportation to veterinary appointments for pet guardians and their animals or animals in GAHS care.
    • Ensure a comfortable and stress-free experience during transportation.
  • Appointment Coordination:
    • Coordinate with the pet’s guardian or foster to schedule transportation for veterinary appointments.
    • Confirm with the pet’s guardian appointment details, including date, time, and location.
  • Communication:
    • Maintain clear and open communication with pet guardians or foster, ensuring timely arrival and departure for appointments.
    • Report any concerns or changes in schedule to the Volunteer Coordinator.


  • Make a direct and positive impact on the lives of animals and their human companions.
  • Join a community of dedicated volunteers committed to animal well-being.
  • Flexible schedule based on your availability.


  • Valid driver’s license and a reliable, insured vehicle.
  • Compassionate and patient demeanour when working with both animals and people.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Respect for client confidentiality and privacy.

Time Commitment:

  • Variable, based on the volunteer’s availability and pet owners’ scheduling needs.

Application Process:

Interested candidates can complete the volunteer application form or contact us for more details.

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