Toronto Clinic

Toronto Clinic – Applying to be a Volunteer Data Management Specialist



Volunteer Opportunity

Community Veterinary Outreach is a registered charity that provides preventative health care to animals of the homeless in several cities in Ontario and is now seeking additional volunteers for our Toronto Clinic which is held on six Saturdays per year at the Yonge Street Mission.  Operating from a CVO (College of Veterinarians of Ontario) licensed companion animal mobile facility staffed with volunteers, animals are examined, vaccinated, treated for internal and external parasites, and owners receive education and advice on nutrition, dental care, behaviour, and the benefits of sterilization. Through our industry partners, we are also able to offer every client a bag of food and the opportunity to have their pet spayed or neutered. All of these services are provided to eligible clients at no cost.

What will you get to do?

The volunteer role that we are recruiting for is “Data Management Specialist.”  This key role works alongside the veterinarian and the veterinary student, recording clinical notes while the companion animal is examined and cared for.  The individual in this position records these notes in our clinical database, and is responsible for the accuracy and maintenance of the medical records.  You will interact with several cats and dogs and their owners throughout your shift.

You will need to commit a few hours to online training in advance of your first shift, and the position will require you to commit to fulfilling this work on a minimum of 3 Saturdays, held every other month over a 6 month period. A longer commitment period is of course welcomed and encouraged.

What does a successful volunteer look like?

They are reliable, conscientious, compassionate, and are computer literate.  They are able to enter the clinical notes on a portable tablet device while the examination is underway.  They are polite and non-judgmental and can help us create a positive and relaxed environment for the cat or dog and their owner.

To apply for the role, please attach your resume or a short summary of your qualifications and why you are interested in this work.  The work can be used towards the  “volunteer hours’’ requirement for high school students, and we are happy to provide documentation to assist high school students in substantiating their volunteer work for us in this regard.

Those interested should send their information to our Logistics Coordinator, Cheryl Bedford Buffet at:  You will be contacted once we receive and assess your application.