Volunteer with Cat Care Society

Volunteers are the backbone of Cat Care Society, providing invaluable support to our daily operations and care for cats while engaging the community. Without the help of our nearly 200 volunteers, we simply couldn’t have the impact that we do. We are so grateful for every single person who has helped us throughout our 40+ year history.

If you’re looking to give back, get involved through volunteering at your local shelter! A couple hours a month can make a world of difference to cats in need in our community.

Available volunteer roles
  • Feeding, scooping litter and socializing cats
  • Data entry
  • Adoptions assistants
  • Lobby attendants
  • Answering phone calls and checking in with adopters
  • Help at events to set up, tear down, sell merch and interact with visitors
  • Professional skilled help, from marketing to fundraising, grant writing, HR or event planning support, even facility maintenance
  • Catty Hour street team to help recruit both host destinations and attendees, and raise further awareness

Volunteer Application Information

Interested volunteers can expect a streamlined application process. Applications are open for a two-week period every other month to allow time for onboarding and training and ensure that volunteers start in groups, with tasks and staff ready to welcome them.

All new volunteers will also go through formal trainings for cat handling and behavior and receive a handbook detailing rules and guidelines, plus individualized training for their role. 

Volunteer applications will be open on the following dates:

  • June 1-15, 2023
  • August 1-15, 2023
  • October 1-15, 2023
  • December 1-15, 2023

All volunteers must be 16 years or older.

Current Volunteer Resources

If you’re already a Cat Care Society volunteer, thanks! Access your volunteer portal HERE. Find the volunteer handbook here (coming soon!).

Questions? Contact our Volunteer & Events Manager Mandy Babb at [email protected]

Want to foster instead?

One of our most important volunteer jobs doesn’t even require you to leave your house. As a limited-admission shelter, we are restricted to helping only those cats we have the room and resources for in our shelter. Foster volunteers who open their homes to our hospice, special needs and temporary care cats help us save even more lives. Visit the foster page on our website to learn more and apply!

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5787 W 6th Ave             

Lakewood, CO 80214


Open Hours

Thursday–Monday: 12pm–6pm
Tuesday–Wednesday: Closed

Call Us

(303) 239-9680