The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Our group needs cat loving volunteers for our new cattery at the Petco in CERRITOS! We need a cleaner on SATURDAY or SUNDAY MORNINGS, as well as socializers for evenings! Petco has been so generous to give us catteries where our cats can live full-time while waiting for their forever homes. Our group needs volunteers who can commit to just ONE shift per week (mornings) with an approximate time commitment of 1 to 1 1/2 hour per shift. The store requires that you arrive no later than 10 am to start cleaning, and socializing can be done around YOUR schedule.
The kennels are fairly easy to clean - basically sanitizing litter pans and replacing litter, sanitizing the living area for the cats, washing food bowls, and giving the cats the chance to stretch and play while you clean. You would get training with another volunteer before you handle a shift on your own. Having cat experience, especially with handling cats, is best for someone in this position. Happy cats get adopted much more quickly, and we would love your help in keeping our cats happy!
We also need some volunteers for ADOPTION SATURDAYS! We will be holding adoptions every Saturday from 12 to 3pm and we need a core group of people that are willing to commit to at least 2 Saturdays a month to help with adoption events. Volunteers socialize cats and answer questions for potential adopters, as well as help with set-up and tear down (about 30 minutes each). Cat experience is always preferred but NOT a requirement to volunteer!
Thanks so much for your interest in our rescue!
Animal Care / Handling
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
Driver's License Needed
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
One to two hours per shift per week
A willingness to commit to the shift for six months.