Volunteer Opportunities at Cat Haven in Baton Rouge


Cause Areas


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


11130 North Harrells Ferry RdBaton Rouge, LA 70816


Volunteer Opportunities

Foster Parent: Provide a safe and loving home environment for our cats and kittens. This may involve kitties that require medical care, need a break from the shelter, or need special attention to help them become adoptable pets.

Saturday Morning Cleanings at Cat Haven Adoption Center: Socialize with fellow volunteers and the kitties while ensuring the environment is sanitized and disinfected. This prevents the spread of disease and keeps the cats in our care healthy and ready for adoption. (Great for service hours) 9:30am - 12:00pm any Saturday

Caretaker (PetSmart): Provide daily care of all of the cats at our offsite adoption centers. This includes cleaning of cages, providing food and water, monitoring the health of each cat, and providing socialization for individual cats. (18 and older) Takes about 1- 1 1/2 hours per shift.

Matchmaker (Adoption Counselor): Builds relationship with potential adopters and assists them in finding cats that are a good match for their home and lifestyle. This includes educating adopters on Cat Haven’s guidelines and completing applications and other related paperwork. Volunteers may also assist with set-up and/or take down of adoption materials at off-site locations. (18 and older)

Shelter Caretaker: Provides a nurturing, clean, and comfortable temporary home for our cats prior to adoption. This includes cleaning of cat rooms, providing food and water, giving medications when needed, monitoring the health of each cat, and providing socialization for the cats. This position requires a regular weekly commitment: the same day each week and either morning or evening shift. (18 and older) Takes 1-2 hours per shift.

Daily Shelter Support: Cleans kitty items that accumulate during the week: carriers, bowls, litter boxes, laundry, toys, etc. Cleans empty cages to prepare for incoming residents and makes time for some cat cuddling. Other duties may include Pet Transportation. Monday - Saturday 12-6 pm & Sunday 12-4 pm.

Pet Transporter: Provides safe, reliable transportation for our kitties. This may involve trips to or from the vet, or one of our off-site adoption centers.

Fundraising/Special Events: Assists with planning and carrying out special events (holiday open house, annual gala, etc.). Volunteers also interact with event attendees, assist with decorations and coordination of the events.

L.S.U. Spay Day: Help to facilitate the flow of animals through the clinic. Other duties may include animal registration, helping with meals for volunteers, set-up and/or take-down, and cleaning up when Spay Day concludes.

Cat Haven Inc. 225-636-2680 www.cathaven.org


Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 17
  • Parent must accompany if under 17 years old
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