Cat lovers - For Animals, Inc. is looking for reliable, compassionate volunteers who love cats and have about 1 hour of free time in the morning and/or evening to take care of the kitties at our small Adoption Alcove. All you need to do is give food, water, clean cages and spend some time with the cats. If this sounds like something you would like to do, please contact Jean at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information. We will arrange an orientation for you to do a shift with an experienced volunteer so you can learn our procedures, see where we keep our supplies, and learn about our organization. Because the space is small, volunteers usually cover their shifts alone. Therefore, volunteers must be very dependable. We request that you sign up only for shifts you are confident you can cover, and that you notify us as soon as possible if you cannot make a scheduled shift.
Great for individuals & families. We welcome young people (under 18) who volunteer with one (or both) of their parents.
Our Adoption Alcove is located inside the pet supply store NYC Pet at 218 5th Ave, Brooklyn. The owner of NYC Pet sets aside a small area in the front of the store for us to show adoptable cats on the condition that our volunteers take care of the cats. For Animals, Inc. and NYC Pet are separate legal entities. For Animals, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization.
We have found #foreverhomes for hundreds of cats through this location. When one cat is adopted into a loving home, we have room to take in another, so you are truly saving lives when you volunteer with us. Shift duration is roughly an hour. It might be a little more or less depending on how many cats are at the Adoption Alcove and how messy they are. We need a volunteer every morning when the store opens and every evening roughly two hours before the store closes:
For Animals, Inc. Morning Shifts (arrive when store opens) Monday - Saturday 9:00 a.m. Sunday 11:00 a.m.
For Animals, Inc. Afternoon/Evening Shifts (arrive 1.5 to 2 hours before store closes) Monday - Saturday 5:30 p.m. Sunday 4:00 p.m.
NYC Pet Store Hours Monday - Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
The vision of For Animals is a New York City metropolitan area in which: the everyday decisions and actions of society at large reflect and promote all animals’ right to a safe and healthy life. Trap-Neuter-Return resources are widely accessible and actively utilized by community members in all five boroughs. the importance of spaying/neutering companion animals and the humane treatment of every animal are core values upheld by all citizens of the city. adopting companion animals from no-kill shelters is considered the norm among current and prospective pet owners. public-intake shelters no longer euthanize healthy or treatable animals for want of funds or living space. no companion animal is ever born into, nor abandoned to, homelessness for any reason.
For Animals is dedicated to eliminating companion animal homelessness, engaging our larger community as vital and active participants in this shared social and ethical responsibility, and providing that community with the resources and education necessary to achieve these goals together.
We'll work with your schedule.
218 5th AveBrooklyn, NY11217
March 27, 2021
Animal Care / Handling
Graphic Design / Print
Copy Writing / Copy Editing
Social Media / Blogging
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
We do not require any minimum number of shifts. Shift duration is roughly an hour.
Young people under 18 may volunteer with a parent. We require an application, which you can download from this link: http://www.foranimalsinc.com/downloads/volunteer-application.pdf