We're looking for a few cat loving folks to join our volunteer team at the Timonium/Lutherville Petco. This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone that loves being able to interact with the cats because this particular Petco is one of the only ones around with an actual play room for the animals!
The basics of our volunteer program are as follows - We have two shifts a day minimum, one in the morning and one in the evening each w/in 2 hrs of open or close respectively. Mon - Sat that would be between 9 am -11 am for open and 7:00 pm - 9:00 for close (though a little earlier at night is ok too), Sunday that would be between 10 am - 11:30 am for open and 5 pm - 6:30 pm for close. We are currently very much in need of weekday morning help.
Each shift involves tidying up the cubes, scooping the litter, freshening up the water, and filling the food bowls. And of course play time for the cats :) A shift takes approximately 1 hr depending on how much play time you spend with the cats. Though most of our volunteers spend longer, and we definitely encourage it! We ask that each volunteer pick a shift that they can commit to with some consistency. This allows us to ensure the cats are well taken care of and make things easier on all our volunteers so its not a case of constantly scrambling to fill shifts. That being said, we completely understand that our volunteers all have lives, jobs, families, and other responsibilities. Things will inevitably come up! We use a private Facebook group for our volunteers to post details about their time with the cats, any dates that need covered, or anything else they would like to chat about.
If this is something that sounds like a fun way to spend a couple hrs, please reach out to us! We'd love to have you on our team, and the cats would greatly appreciate it!
- Animal Care / Handling
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- one day a week for 1-3 hrs