We have around 60 very cared-for cats at any given time in our NO KILL RESCUE. These are cats that have been rescued from abandonment and neglect in the Phoenix, AZ area. Many have come to us from our own volunteers' efforts to save them from cat hoarders unable to provide a safe, healthy environment. Around 20 of our cats are the "OGs" who've been with us for 10 or more years, and love to interact with the others including our volunteers! Many of our cats are rehabilitated feral, or are still a bit feral. But, with a little TLC so many have domesticated and been adopted into their 'furever' home. Do not let the previously-feral nature of our cats stop you from volunteering. They are not aggressive and will just walk or hide away if they don't want to be near people inside the enclosure. We view our facility as a safe haven for these rescued cats.
The facility is approx 1,100 sq feet of fully enclosed open air, consisting of free-roaming fenced & walled areas. This includes an attached, cat & people accessible, elongated shed with air-conditioning and heat to protect our kitties as they desire.
We have two shifts per day, 7 days-a-week, in the morning and afternoon. Typical duties include cleaning litter boxes, changing drinking water, feeding, general tidying-up, changing cat-bed blankets, and (the best part!) socializing & petting the cats.
We're looking for people who can commit to a minimum one shift per week to establish a relationship with our rescues. A shift is anywhere from 1-2 hrs typically, but maybe you'll want to stay longer.
It’s such a rewarding place to interact with kitties who long for love and affection. So many have distinctive personalities that will become your personal favorites.
If you’re interested in volunteering with us, please visit https://savethecatsaz.org/volunteer/ to fill out a volunteer application!
Hope to see you soon!
/// PLEASE NOTE: 1. We are not accepting volunteers in need of legally-mandated community service hours at this time. Students and club members (such as Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, etc.) who need volunteer hours for achievement-based rewards are welcome to apply. We've hosted many youth achievers in the past! 2. Volunteers must be aged 18 years and older to work by themselves, or aged 12-17 years to work in the company of a legal parent and/or guardian at all times. No one under 12 years old is allowed. 3. Volunteers, including parents and/or guardians of minors, must sign liability waivers. 4. COVID-19 dictates everyone wear a face mask (covering the nose and mouth) between the parking area and our fenced facility (as we are located on shared property and need to abide by the landowners rules.) 5. SOCIAL DISTANCING OF SIX (6) FEET MINIMUM is required when inside our designated fenced facility as long as it's possible, AND masks must be worn in our designated facility when social distancing is not possible. 6. Periodic deep cleaning (group volunteering) opportunities have been suspended until further notice. ///
07:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Times are flexible.
03:00 PM to 04:45 PM
Times are flexible.
05:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Times are flexible.
NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
Save the Cats Arizona is a cat rescue and sanctuary located in Gilbert, AZ. We are committed to a no-kill philosophy. We believe that cats are sentient, feeling beings who deserve our respect and kindness. While dedicated to providing a lifetime of health, safety, and happiness to cats living in our sanctuary, we also strive to find solutions for at-risk cats we cannot take in due to limited space.
About Save the Cats Arizona
We are a cat rescue and sanctuary committed to a no-kill philosophy. As individuals and as a collective organization, we strongly believe that cats are sentient, feeling beings deserving of our respect and kindness.
While dedicated to providing a lifetime of health, safety, and happiness to cats living in our sanctuary, we also strive to find solutions for at-risk cats we cannot take in due to limited space.
We are an all-volunteer, 501(c)3 organization, so 100% of all donations go to the cats. Save the Cats Arizona’s tax identification number (EIN) is 20-5164793.
Please visit us at www.savethecatsaz.org to learn more.
We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 3 shifts
Address given upon contactGilbert, AZ85296
March 9, 2021
Animal Care / Handling
Must be at least 12
Orientation or Training
1 to 2 hours a week
Physical requirements; lifting, bending, scooping, etc. Must be able to wear face-covering mask at times when designated.