Cat Adoption Helper Volunteer Training

We not only need volunteers to take care of the day-to-day care of the PAWS cats, we also need volunteers to work with the public and pair them up with their new best friend. Our wonderful kitties are in search of feline lovers who can walk individuals through the cat wing and talk about their personalities, preferences, and what home would suit them most perfectly. Adoption Helper Volunteers work alongside our Adoption Counselors who actually process applications and complete adoptions. If you are interested in ultimately helping with adoptions, sign up for training to become an Adoption Helper Volunteer to get your feet wet.

Information about the training process

  • First, all adult volunteers must fill out an Adult Volunteer Application online.
  • You will attend one training session where you'll go over the basics of working with our cats and working with the public.

Additional Information:

  • There are currently no cat Adoption Helper Volunteer opportunities for youth volunteers under the age of 18.
  • The minimum commitment expectation for volunteers is approximately 30 hours per year (1 shift per month on average). In cases where courses are full, we prioritize scheduling volunteers who can commit to at least weekly volunteer shifts. Weekly (regular) volunteers get the most out of their volunteering and tend to form close relationships with the animals in our care and the other volunteers.
  • If you are interested in volunteering for community service and/or are completing less than 30 volunteer hours, please visit our Community Service Volunteers page.
  • If you have special needs considerations, please visit our Special Needs Volunteers page.

Steps to Request Registration for Cat Adoption Helper Volunteer Training:

  • First, all adult volunteers must fill out an Adult Volunteer Application online.
  • Next, please register for one of our upcoming Cat Adoption Helper Volunteer training classes via the calendar below. Select a class and fill out the registration form. A PAWS trainer will contact you to confirm your registration prior to the class.

Volunteer Training Calendar

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