It's Purr-fect for you: Cat Socialization Team


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


2405 W. Birchfield RdYakima, WA 98901


Help to reduce stress and to enhance the adoptability of cats and kittens in the care of the Yakima Humane Society (YHS). Volunteers assist with light cleaning, socialize adoptable cats/kittens, use positive behavior management techniques, and keep basic records on each animal. In addition, these volunteers provide excellent customer service to visitors and guests.

Essential Responsibilities :

1) Maintain a calm, stress-free attitude and atmosphere when working with adoptable cats.

2) Spot clean condos, including changing & washing litter pans, refilling water bowls, changing bedding & toys. Socialize adoptable cats / kittens, including petting, grooming, exercising, providing toys, etc.

3) Alert staff to any unusual signs / symptoms of adoptable animals. Maintain socialization / temperament records for each animal worked with.

4) Light clean-up and side duties (washing dishes, folding laundry, etc.)


  • Customer Service
  • Animal Therapy
  • Animal Care / Handling

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum of 8 hours per month, fpr 4 months
  • Animal handling experince is not required, but beneficial; no court mandated hours

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