Cat Adoption Team

Sherwood Shelter Hours
Tues-Fri 12 - 7 pm
Sat-Sun 12 - 6 pm
Closed Monday
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Volunteer at CAT

Volunteer at CAT

Cat Adoption Team volunteers don’t just love cats, they put their love of cats into action.

volunteering for CATOver 450 volunteers belong to a CAT community that works every day to help homeless cats and kittens and end needless feline euthanasia.

CAT volunteers come from diverse backgrounds and contribute their time, skills, and talents in areas as varied as socializing cats one-on-one to raising awareness at outreach events. They are adolescents, senior citizens, and all ages in between. They make new friends, learn new skills, and are an essential component to CAT’s ability to save lives.

Volunteer Requirements

  • 8 hour per month commitment for at least 6 months (some volunteer positions require a regular, consistent schedule; others do not)
  • Attend a Volunteer Orientation (see our Event Calendar for specific dates and times) and follow-up interview
  • Must be at least 12 years old to volunteer at Sherwood shelter; volunteers under 16 must volunteer alongside a parent during every shift
  • Must be at least 14 years old to volunteer at offsite adoption locations; volunteers under 18 must volunteer alongside a parent during every shift
  • Must be able to commit to scheduled volunteer times
  • Must be able to squat, bend, twist, lift and stand for long periods of time when working directly with the cats in our care
  • Must be able to work well with people – all volunteer positions work directly with the public, staff, and other volunteers
  • Must be able to handle cats safely and compassionately
  • Must be able to take and seek direction and have a self-motivated work ethic
  • Must be able to work independently

“Volunteering for CAT is the most rewarding experience I’ve had. I always leave the shelter after volunteering with a huge smile on my face. I highly recommend volunteering to anyone!” Lynn H., Volunteer

If you wish to volunteer to fulfill court-ordered community service; please see our mandated service page for details.

Check out all the ways you can volunteer to help save lives at CAT.

Current volunteers may use the VIC program to schedule, change, or log hours for volunteer shifts. New volunteers will receive VIC Log On information after attending Volunteer Orientation and completing the follow-up interview.
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