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2 Shelter LaneOakland, NJ 07436


Volunteer Job Description

JOB TITLE: Cattery Companions

REPORT TO: Cattery Manager SUPERVISED BY: Volunteer Manager

TIME COMMITMENT: One hour, one day per week between the hours of 12pm and ½ hour before the end of adoption hours.

PURPOSE: To work one-on-one with shelter cats to provide human interaction and help them adjust to the shelter environment.


  • Sign in and out though Volgistics
  • Must come regularly once a week
  • Check with the cattery staff on duty to see if they need help cleaning or other assistance
  • Will work with cats that have been evaluated and deemed appropriate for the program
  • Must track their progress on evaluation sheets and advise staff of any special needs or problems.
  • A volunteer typically works with three to four cats during the one-hour session, depending upon the temperament of the cat.

QUALIFICATIONS: Must be comfortable handing shy cats. Must be patient and gentle. Must have a genuine concern for the welfare of animals.

TRAINING: Brief orientation and tour with review of job description with volunteer staff. On the job training with experienced volunteers and cattery staff.

Dress Code: Volunteer T shirt and name tag. Long pants and closed toe rubber soled non slip shoes


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Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18

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