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:

Organizer Extraordinaire Office Coordinator
Keep our office organized to help ICAN run smoothly.

Example Tasks: Communication between supporters, Thank you cards, File organization, Volunteer database upkeep.   As of September 2017, due to a growing need that could not be met by volunteer staff alone, this became a part-time, paid position.    

Captain of Clean  Cleaning Coordinator
The cats count on you to ensure cleaning is done properly to prevent illness and disease control.
Example Tasks: Laundry schedule, Training of new cleaners, Updates to cleaning manual.

Handy Mandy  Maintenance CoordinatorAll Vollies
Stay on top of facility upkeep so cats and volunteers are safe.
Example Tasks: Organize or do repairs as necessary, Arrange lawn care, Source furniture donations when needed.

Animal Care Team

Mama Cat Intake and Adoptions Coordinator
Make sure every animal that comes in to the facility and leaves the facility goes through proper procedures.
Example Tasks: Health checks, Socialization calendar, Animal adoption process.

Foster Friend Foster Home Coordinator
Responsible to organize foster care and approve foster applications.
Example Tasks: Approve foster applications, Foster home checks,  Organize foster home supplies.

Superwomen/man Rescue Coordinator
Rescue abandoned or stray animals and head TNR (Trap, Neuter, Release) program.
Example Tasks: TNR program organization, Locate barns/ranches for feral, Reunions with guardians or adopters.

Finance Team

Official Thanker Donations Coordinator
Organization of donations program, set up Canada Helps monthly giving, thank everyone for their donations.
Example Tasks: Review regular donation program, Thank you notes, Donation receipts.

Money Magician Grants Coordinator
Find grants to fund the rescue.
Example Tasks: Search for grants, Write applications for grants.

Public Relations/Marketing Team

Design Eye Promotions and Advertising Coordinator
Ensure a consistent image of ICAN is portrayed through printed media.
Example Tasks: Submissions to newspapers, Poster design, Recruit business partners/sponsors.

Web Master Website Coordinator
Stay on top of website updates.

Example Tasks:  Update adoptables; Write animal bios, Research improvements.     Currently filled

Social SallyFacebook Coordinator
Monitor and post on social media.
Example Tasks: Create weekly posts, Respond to inquiries, Photographer.  POSITION AVAILABLE – ICAN is currently seeking a person to take over our Facebook and Photography 

Programs and Events Team

Rugrat Wrangler ICAN Kid’s Club Coordinator
Organize monthly kids program.
Example Tasks: Brainstorm ideas to get youth involved, Organize socializing events, Plan education talks.

Dr. Fourlegs Pet Therapy Coordinator
Coordinate therapy visits to senior facilities.
Example Tasks: Plan facility visits, Organize animal and volunteers, Research new facilities.

Fundraising Team

Weekend Warrior Event Coordinator
Help plan, organize and execute fundraising events. These events usually occur on weekend.
Example Tasks: Prepare items for fundraiser, Plan details of event, Help out day of fundraiser.