Volunteer Position

Cat Care

This position is great for cat lovers who aren't afraid to get their hands dirty. It is ideal for anyone interested in cat psychology or animal shelter work.


The role of the Cat Care volunteer is to help keep our cats healthy and happy in a clean, safe environment until they are adopted. The cats in our adoption center can be highly stressed, and this position has the opportunity to make their time in our care more comfortable. This position has high animal contact (cats only). This position requires repetitive bending and lifting, and volunteers are exposed to various cleaning agents. Volunteers must be able to practice safe animal handling, work independently and be receptive to feedback from staff. HPAC relies on volunteers to clean the cat cages in the adoption room or Clinic each morning and evening, so dependability is essential.

Duties include:

         Socializing and comforting the cats

         Monitoring behavior and medical needs on a daily log

         Cleaning each cage in the cat room daily

         Preparing and distributing appropriate food for cats and kittens

         Stocking the adoption room with supplies

         Washing dishes

         Scrubbing litter pans

         Washing, drying and folding laundry

         Sweeping and mopping floors

         Additional projects as needed.


Volunteers are scheduled for the same 2-3 hour shift each week. There is a 3 month minimum weekly commitment. For the proper care of the cats, dependability is essential.


Volunteers help everyday of the year from 9am-9pm.


All volunteers must attend a volunteer orientation and a hands-on training before starting their position. The orientation covers each of the volunteer positions at Homeward Pet in detail and explains the overall objectives of HPAC as an organization. HPAC trains all volunteers. No previous experience is necessary.


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