Volunteer Application

Volunteers are the lifeblood of Kitten Division and without your help we could not help the cats in our community. Volunteers will be paid back with kitty kudos, purrs and head butts. Can you devote a few hours a week to help us help them?

Shelter Care: Volunteers perform a variety of tasks to help ensure that the adoption center is tidy and the cats are comfortable. Tasks include inspecting cages for any needed cleaning; changing bedding and litter as needed and feeding the cats; running a load or two of laundry and washing food dishes.

Foster Homes: Do you have room in your home to foster abandoned kittens, puppies and/or expectant moms? Kitten Division is always in need of volunteers who are willing to open up their homes to cats and dogs in need until they are ready to come in to the adoption center. Each year, especially during kitten season in the spring and summer, we rescue many underage kittens, puppies and pregnant cats and dogs and place them in available foster homes until ready for adoption. The time commitment could be just a few weeks for weaned kittens to several months if you are fostering a momma cat or dog and her litter. Click here to complete our Foster Application.

Special Event Volunteers: Volunteers are needed to help with fundraising and adoption events. Tasks may include planning, securing sponsors, promotions, volunteering at the event, etc.

Photographer: A good picture is crucial to assisting in our adoptions. Volunteer photographer would need to be able to take photos and return them to Kitten Division in a timely manner so we can better promote the cats available at our adoption center.

Adoption Counselor: During our adoption hours, Adoption Counselors are available to greet visitors, accept adoption applications, discuss cat care, aid in the selection of the appropriate pet and complete the adoption process. Adoption Counselors may also do laundry, keep cages and common areas clean, and answer phone calls.

Kitten Rescuer: In the height of kitten season, we receive many calls a day about abandoned kittens and/or injured cats. Volunteers would need to be available to respond to locations in our area to pick up abandoned kittens, pregnant strays, etc., and deliver them to our shelter or the veterinary office if needed.

Trap-Neuter-Release Assistant: As a volunteer, you may respond to requests for trapping feral or free-roaming cats or assist a more experienced TNR volunteer doing the same. Duties may include counseling the public, trap pickup & delivery, assessing trap sites, setting traps and arranging for monitoring, retrieving trapped cats, and cleaning traps.

Volunteer requirements

* Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age.
* Volunteers must be able to make a commitment of 4 hours a month for at least 3 months. Shifts are normally 2-4 hours depending on task.
* Volunteers must read and comprehend detailed policy and protocol information and follow shelter rules.
* Human interaction is a requirement of all volunteer roles. Volunteers must always communicate professionally.
* Volunteers must understand and fulfill all responsibilities of their role independently.
* Many, though not all, volunteer roles require volunteers to stand, and/or walk for up to three hours; lift and carry up to 40 pounds; reach and lift; and speak to customers, employees, and other volunteers.

Once the volunteer application below has been completed and submitted, please join our volunteer group on Facebook at:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/KDVolunteers/

NOTE: If you need your volunteer hours to count toward community service (court ordered, school, organization, etc.) we must know this ahead of time. Please be aware that we CANNOT accept Community Service volunteers with the following charges, either current or past: felonies, violence/assault or animal cruelty. You must bring your paperwork with you each time you volunteer and all community service hours must be signed off on at the time of volunteering. We will NOT backdate volunteer hours.