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"Cat Docent" Tour Guide

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Friends for Life

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Do you love talking with people and have great communication/listening skills? Do you have a passion for cats? We have the perfect volunteer position for you!

Cat Docents are the newest volunteer position at Friends For Life. In this volunteer position, you will take visitors through the shelter on a guided tour, where visitors will be able to meet our cats, learn more about FFL, and ask any questions they may have along the way. In the cat rooms, you will make the visitors feel welcome while also encouraging them to go slow with the cats. This will be the time for you to do some brief intros about the cats and the rooms (pointing out which cats are fraidy, which are shy, etc), and answer any questions they may have.

Ideal candidates will need to learn the following items (we will train you!):

  • Answer common questions about our shelter
  • Understanding our No Kill model
  • Know our general shelter etiquette
  • Understand what being a "Forward Thinking Shelter" means.
  • Learn Cat body language & "choice" testing
  • Know our Adoption process
  • Understand our Shelter/Facility FAQ’s
  • Has an interest in growing a relationship with our cats in an effort to be a greater advocate for them, and is willing to learn more about working with the cats behaviorally.

Current hours:
M-F 1-4PM
Sat & Sun 1-5PM (broken down in 2 shifts)

3 Shifts

  • afternoon / 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM
    Sat & Sun Shift
  • afternoon / 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
    Monday - Friday
  • 03:00 PM to 05:00 PM
    Sat & Sun Shift
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About Friends for Life


107 E. 22nd Street, United States, Houston, TX 77008, US

Mission Statement


We are the fastest growing No Kill animal adoption and rescue organization in Houston, dedicated to offering No Kill solutions to the animals of Houston and the people who want to help them. Our programs include rescue, rehabilitation, adoption, humane education and animal food/supply support. We are a dynamic non-profit made up of people of all backgrounds and professions including veterinarians, lawyers, business people, architects, physicians, educators and trained shelter staff committed to offering Houston a real alternative to shelters that kill homeless animals.

When There Was No Hope, We Found Homes.

Our goal is to create programs that make life an option for both owner surrendered and homeless animals. Our programs have evolved as we have made it a priority to listen to ways that you, our community, tell us we may be helpful to you. For example, the Pet Retention program was born of taking the time to learn that sometimes, keeping a pet is a matter of a training issue we can help address, a need for information on dealing with allergies or searching for pet-friendly rentals. Sometimes it is a need for assistance with food/supplies during a tough time. Taking an animal to a shelter (any shelter) is a permanent solution to what may be a temporary problem.


Friends For Life Programs

75% of the hundreds of animals we have placed were classified by other area shelters as "unadoptable." Reasons other shelters would have ended their lives included: weighing less than 2 lbs, being over 7 years old, being injured, having treatable medical conditions or just being a member of certain breeds. Adoptable is what we, as a community, say it is. We have the power to redefine adoptable right now. Through our proactive placement programs, we redefine adoptable everyday.

Rescue and Rehabilitation
Friends For Life accepts animals of all breeds, all ages and in all health situations. No life is disposable. We routinely accept, rehabilitate, medically treat and adopt into loving homes, animals on whom other groups have given up. We have traveled to Louisiana and Mississippi where our rescue teams treated hundred of animals free of charge in Friends For Life mobile veterinary clinics.

Pet Retention
Keeping animals in good homes is a priority in building a no kill community. Friends For Life counselors provide advice on behavior, training and other concerns to help frustrated animal guardians change a difficult situation to make an animal a positive family member. In addition, we offer an animal food and supply bank to provide assistance to those who find themselves in temporarily difficult circumstances.
Often a little help for the animal guardian will prevent an animal f rom ending up in a shelter.



We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 3 shifts


107 E. 22nd StreetHouston, TX 77008



  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Community Outreach


  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 shifts per month.

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