We are re-starting our volunteer program from July 2021! If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out an application and we'll reach out to you to discuss opportunities.
Make a difference in your community by helping the cats and kittens living at the shelter and in your own neighborhood. Every volunteer hour makes a difference!
Opportunities for volunteers include working in the shelter, fostering kittens, helping with fundraising events, community outreach, adoption counseling, office help, and more! New volunteers are encouraged to fill out a volunteer application and return it to Nine Lives. Our volunteer coordinator will arrange an orientation and informational meeting.
Prerequisites for Volunteering
1. Be 18 years of age or older.
2. Be available to volunteer at least 4 to 6 hours a month on a weekly or bi-weekly schedule for a minimum of 6 months (Volunteers can change the schedule as needed.)
3. Complete/submit a Volunteer Application and a Volunteer Release Form.
4. Attend a New Volunteer Orientation.
5. Complete applicable training.
6. Agree to adhere to Nine Lives policies and procedures.
7. Schedule and complete at least 1 volunteer shift within 3 weeks after completion of training.
You can make a difference!
Donate your time at Nine Lives Foundation to help us save cats!
There are many duties for shelter volunteers:
Cleaning food & water bowls
Washing & folding laundry
Sanitizing litter boxes, crates & carriers
Cat socialization & enrichment
General cleaning & organizing
Office & clerical duties
Foster Parents (program temporarily paused)
Foster parents provide care for kittens that are too young to be adopted. Starting in the spring, the shelter takes in hundreds of young kittens who need to be fostered until
they are at least eight weeks old.
A few weeks or months in a foster home means the difference between life and death. The more foster homes we have available, the more kittens we can save! If you have 2 weeks to 8 weeks and space to spare, you can make a difference.
Our events are vital to our fundraising, adoption and outreach efforts! Regardless of your area of interest, we would love your help at our upcoming events:
Raffle ticket sales
Securing Silent Auction items
Help with new fundraising ideas
Setup and breakdown
Marketing & Promoting events
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info!
Other Ways to Help
There are many other areas where you can help us!
Drivers: pick up or transport cats & kittens
Tech Team- Computer & IT help
Office - Front desk & clerical duties, data input
Shelter Maintenance, Improvements & Repairs
Baking & Cooking for events
New Fundraising Ideas
If you have a Volunteer Open House at your work- please invite us!
Have a great connection for a fundraiser venue or new ideas to raise funds & awareness? Please share!
Email us at email@example.com