As a community cats focused organization, we are looking for leaders who can educate one-time volunteer groups on TNR (trap-neuter-return), teach the differences between feral and stray cats, and empower community members to help stray and feral cats in their own neighborhoods. This program will provide an educational experience that will allow attendees to work in their community to help stray and feral cats at any time.
Host the volunteer group, ensuring that they have a positive and engaging experience
Answer any questions visitors may have
Provide the group with an educational presentation
Lead a brief tour of the facility, including our Tree House Cats at Work Colony
Give demonstration of how to use a humane trap and build an outdoor cat shelter
Instruct group members on how they can use educational takeaway items provided by Tree House along with the knowledge they’ve gained through their visit to engage in community cats work in their own neighborhood
Provide Volunteer Coordinator with a post-event event summary
Provide a minimum of 48 hour notice if needing to cancel for programming you have signed up to present (Those who do not provide 48 hour notice - excluding emergencies - will be dismissed from the role)
Comfortable speaking in front of a moderately sized group of people/willing to learn
Training Volunteer Will Receive:
Observation of 3 group presentations to shadow
One-on-one training session with a Community Cats team member to learn how to set a humane trap and build an outdoor shelter
Provided with Community Cats program materials to review
Tree House is a humane organization that promotes the inherent value of every animal and strives to educate the public about proper and responsible animal care, with a focus on the care and placement of stray cats with special physical and emotional needs. We are committed to finding every healthy and treatable animal a home.
VISION Since its founding, Tree House has created innovative and progressive approaches to animal welfare that not only enhance the lives of companion animals in our community, but also bring a greater awareness of animal welfare issues to the general public.
Admission/Adoption: Tree House’s primary mission centers around the rescue, rehabilitation, and adoption of sick, injured, abused, and neglected cats. Since our founding in 1971, Tree House has rescued and adopted more than 25,000 cats.
Spay/Neuter Program: Tree House has sterilized more than 30,000 animals through public spay/neuter as well as our Community Cats/T-N-R (trap-neuter-return) program.