Our feline residents love volunteers!

Cat World volunteer projects

Volunteer time means a lot to the staff and to the cats who really enjoy the extra love and attention. Although the schedule is flexible, the morning shift usually consists of a thorough cleaning of all rooms, including the following tasks:

  • Changing/cleaning litter pans
  • Brushing cat beds and furniture
  • Sweeping and mopping
  • Wiping soiled surfaces
  • Washing dishes
  • Assisting with feeding and watering
  • Taking cats out for harness walks and stroller rider

The afternoon shift may involve spending time playing with the cats, or just sitting with the cats and reading a book. It may sound simple, but these are essential pre-adoption activities as well as important enrichment activities. Other afternoon tasks could include the following:

  • Washing walls and windows
  • Raking fur from outside the screened runs
  • Weeding
  • Restocking supplies and/or food
  • Assisting with afternoon feeding
  • Taking cats out for harness walks and stroller rider

It is also possible to take cats to Angels Landing for an outing. Check with the Volunteer Coordinator for availability. In addition, many cats are available for sleepovers.

Cat World safety guidelines

To keep you and our animal friends safe, here are a few things that you should be aware of before volunteering:

  • You must be at least 6 years of age to volunteer in Cat World.
  • Closed-toe shoes are required for volunteering.
  • Keep doors closed at all times. Cats are curious and we have many escape artists!
  • Please sanitize your hands between visits to different groups of cats.
  • Some cats have unusual ways of showing affection. Please check with a staff member to find out if you will be working in a room with these kinds of cats so you won’t get bitten or scratched.
  • Cats who enjoy human contact make themselves readily available for love and attention. Cats who are shy won’t come to you and it is best to leave them alone.
  • Do not break up cat fights. If you notice a fight starting, please find a staff member to break up the fight to avoid injuries to yourself.
  • If you are pregnant, please consult with your doctor about precautions against infectious diseases like toxoplasmosis (which comes from being around cat litter and cat feces).
  • Watch your head! Kitties love the shelves and cubbies at Cat World, but some are just the right height to walk into or bump your head on from underneath.

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