Community Cats Field Assistant


Cause Areas


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


7225 N. Western Ave.Chicago, IL 60645


Purpose of Position:

Community Cats Field Assistants will assist in trapping projects to help further our Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) efforts in the community. With volunteer support, we can cover more ground and provide valuable spay/neuter, microchipping, and medical services to more stray and feral cats. Community Cats Field Assistants also serve as community ambassadors for the program and the cats themselves.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Trapping community cats
  • Transporting traps, cats and supplies to and from projects
  • Serve as neighborhood ambassador for TNR and community cats by canvassing, providing education, and mediating neighborhood community cat disputes
  • Train other members of the community in TNR practices
  • Other duties as requested


  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Willing and able to volunteer on a flexible schedule
  • Possess range of motion and energy to complete tasks such as bending, kneeling, lifting and loading items up to 40 lbs. into a vehicle safely
  • Have driver’s license and reliable access to personal vehicle

Training Volunteer Will Receive:

  • Trap training
  • Cat handling
  • TNR overview and education
  • Mediation training

How to Apply:

Contact the Volunteer Coordinator at


  • Networking
  • People Skills
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Regular & Flexible Schedule, 3-5 hours weekly
  • Reliable access to personal vehicle, able to lift/carry/load up to 40 lbs.

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