We are looking for great volunteers to help us help more cats! Please let us know if you might be interested in volunteering.
Foster for Cat Town
A small space is ideal, and we'll provide you with all supplies - you just provide the TLC.
Most of Cat Town’s cats are in foster-care in the homes of volunteers, waiting to be adopted or decompressing from their shelter stay. If you have a quiet space in your home and time to give to undersocialized or sick kittens, or a shy, sensitive or older cat, or a cat with special needs, you might be a great foster parent for a Cat Town cat.
Once out of the shelter, many of our cats are very easy going and simply need a safe place to land. Some are very shy and need special socializing. We will match you with a cat that is right for your interest and experience and will provide you lots of guidance and support, including help from cat behaviorists if needed.
Here is what one of our foster volunteers has to say about her experience with Cat Town:
‘Having only experienced volunteering at a shelter on a weekly basis, it has been such an uplifting shift to now foster cats through Cat Town. I’ve always been drawn to the "not-so-easily-adoptable" cats, so it has been a truly rewarding experience to witness how important a comfortable non-cage environment and daily human interactions are for the shyer cats. By providing these first steps, these cats are on their way to becoming wonderful adoptable pets.
The people at Cat Town are supportive, knowledgeable, hands-on, address all questions and continuously replenish supplies. As we have fostered a number of cats just this year, adjustments are dealt with effectively and with awareness and sensitivity to our particular concerns. Since we started fostering for Cat Town in April, five of the cats we fostered have been adopted. Cat Town connects us to cats in need and it has been so satisfying to express our love for them by partnering with such a caring organization.’
Cat Town Cafe & Adoption Center
The Cat Town Cafe is America’s first cat cafe, allowing us to help many more shelter cats. Volunteers help us in the “Cat Zone” by making sure the public is being respectful to our free-roaming cats and by helping with adoptions.
Outreach and Adoption Events
We need help spreading the word about Cat Town by having a presence outside pet food stores, at farmer’s market, street fairs, etc. On a limited basis, we hold mobile adoptions for kittens [most of our adult cats are too shy for this!] and need help with set up and helping potential adopters.
We need help transporting cats from the shelter to their foster homes and to and from the vet. We also need help delivering supplies to foster homes.
If you have experience planning special events or any other type of fundraising efforts, or want to be involved with this in any way, we need your help!
Cat Promotions Team
Our work is not done until a cat is adopted. We need help with photography, videography, writing cat profiles, updating the website, and coming up with creative strategies for getting cats noticed by potential adopters. This work is done as part of a team, so it's not necessary that you're able to do all of this!
Marketing and Promotions
Cat Town needs help with the creation of print/web marketing collateral (flyers, posters, ads, merchandise, photos, videos), and social media networking, outreach events, as well as updating our website.
PR and Press
We need help with all aspects of developing a media presence: building relationships with the media, writing press releases, and so on. We also need help with our newsletter.
We are open to other ideas!
If you have other suggestions about how you can help Cat Town, please fill out our volunteer form to let us know about them!
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Cat Town. We are a small organization looking for reliable, talented volunteers to help us help more cats!
Please let us know more about yourself below, and we will invite you to an upcoming volunteer orientation.