Equipment manager

Automatic traps
Automatic traps
Drop traps
Drop traps

We are looking for a person to act as a storage facility for some of our trapping equipment and as a point of contact for members of the public looking to borrow equipment in order to have their feral cats benefit from our TNR Program.


This is not a paying job. This is an unpaid, ongoing, volunteer position. If someone wants to help feral cats but can’t foster or trap or fundraise, then this would be a valuable way to contribute.


Members of the public who have been approved to have their feral cat(s) go through our TNR program will be referred to the equipment manager. The equipment manager will determine what type(s) of trap they need and how many of them. The equipment manager will meet the person to give them the equipment and have them sign for it in a log book, and will meet them again to collect the equipment after it is no longer needed. We recommend that the equipment manager live very close to a park or location that can serve as a convenient meeting place from which to loan out equipment so as to protect the privacy of his/her home and to keep the amount of driving they do to a minimum.


The equipment manager is not responsible for cleaning equipment; it is loaned out in a clean state and it must be returned in a clean state, and the equipment manager must check that it is returned clean or else direct the borrower take it home to clean it and return it once that is done.


The equipment manager is not responsible for giving instruction on the use of equipment; members of the public learn how to use equipment properly by watching a specific series of video tutorials online about how to trap cats according to our standards, and they are granted permission to borrow our equipment and have their feral cats put through our TNR program only after they have confirmed to us that they have indeed watched the videos and will follow the instructions in them (these).

In summary, the equipment manager should:


  • be very communicative by email and in the habit of reading emails thoroughly.


  • be organized and detail-oriented. The log book is very important.


  • be tidy. Equipment should be stored in an orderly way so that it is easy to see what is available and so that items do not go astray.


  • be confident enough to refuse people trying to return dirty equipment and to chase down people who have become lax about returning equipment.


  • be willing to have many quick meetings throughout trapping season (roughly May-September) with many people needing to borrow equipment, and fewer meetings outside of trapping season.


  • have a minimum of 6L x 3W x 4H feet of completely secure, dry, indoor floor space for equipment (no leaky roof on an outbuilding because the equipment is not rust proof).


  • live in Duncan, Cobble Hill, or Mill Bay.


  • ideally live near a location that can act as a meeting place for loaning equipment out or receiving it back from members of the public.

If you are interested in this volunteer position, please email us a photo of the storage space you can offer and tell us about yourself. Thank you very much for your interest.