Volunteer

Dedicated Volunteers Welcome!*

Springfield Kitty Cat Shack Rescue works tirelessly to help kittens and cats who are in need, some critically. While this is a tedious and never-ending effort, we couldn’t do this without the many fosters and volunteers who selflessly give their time, homes and love to these babies in need. From the bottom of our furry hearts, thank you!! 

Some In-Demand Roles for Volunteers

  • Event Assistance: Helping to set-up, breakdown, and run adoption events

  • Fosters: Please visit the Foster page if you are interested

  • Runners: Taking cats to/from vets and events, etc.

  • Trappers: Catching feral cats and kittens

 

Volunteers Must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age or have a signed parental release.

  • Read and sign the Volunteer Application

  • Pass an interview and potential background check (this may be talking with your vet) depending on the volunteer role

  • Read and sign the Volunteer Waiver (See below)

  • Be able and willing to learn as you go and/or complete training depending on the volunteer role

  • Be able to volunteer independently

  • Commit to volunteering once a week for the first 3 months 

  • Volunteer service through the volunteer program CANNOT be court-ordered

Essential Skills and Capabilities:

To volunteer to help with the cats and kittens, volunteers must...

  • Able to work independently but willingness to work as part of a team

  • Comfortable speaking to the public

  • Maintain professional appearance and positive energy when volunteering

  • Have average vision (you must be able to see the body language of an animal for safety)

  • Take instructions and follow safety protocols

  • Work with cleaning chemicals

  • Meet the basic physical requirements for volunteers.

  • Commitment to the SKCSR mission and the volunteer program mission

  • Standing unassisted for long periods of time.

  • Walk distances unassisted

  • Reliable Mode of transportation or arrangements with someone(s) that will fill the role of runner

  • Bend, kneel, crouch unassisted

  • Use both hands simultaneously

  • Lift, carry and move at least 25 lbs. independently

If you're interested in volunteering, please fill out and submit the application below!