Volunteer Opportunities

We ask for a commitment of 1-3 days per month. We would love for you to become apart of our community helping cats find their forever homes. Our volunteers are the heartbeat of the organization! We could not do what we do with them!
Youth  (12 years to 16 years old) 
Adults (17 years old & up) 
** NOTE ***
Youths ages 12-16 years of age, are required to volunteer with a parent or guardian over the age of 18.  The youth and adult must work together in the same area.  The adult needs to also complete an application.
Due to the limited space in our shelter, we ask that groups send us an email of interest at salemfriendsoffelines@gmail.com  and not complete an application on line.

Morning Cat Care at the Shelter  

Shifts start at 7:30am and last for a couple of hours, 7 days per week

 

Responsibilities include: Cleaning of kennels, cages and adoption rooms which includes litter boxes, sanitizing with bleach and feeding the kitties.

CLICK HERE to print and mail in an application

 


PetSmart Cat Care (Lancaster Drive)


There are morning and early evening shifts available 7 days per week.  Shifts are a bit flexible as far as start time.  Proper cleaning and play time takes about an hour to an hour and a half.  Each person is assigned at least one shift on a specific day of the week.  This is a GREAT opportunity for parents looking to do a community service with an age appropriate child.

Responsibilities include: Cleaning of kennels, cages and adoption rooms which includes litter boxes, sanitizing with bleach and feeding the kitties and giving each one some play therapy time.

CLICK HERE to print and mail an application

Adoption Outreach Counselor

Shifts are usually Saturdays from 12:30pm to 4:30pm


This is a great way to help the kitties find their forever family homes!  Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older and have reliable transportation as sometimes pick up and drop off of kitties is required.  This is a direct public contact position as a representative of our organization.  Training is supplied and newer volunteers will always be paired up with an experienced volunteer.

Responsibilities include: Transportation of kitties on occasion, knowledge of cats and their behaviors to be able to help educate and provide resources to adopters, keeping kennels clean and tidy at the event and snuggling of kitties to make them more at ease at the event.

Thrift Store & Donation Sorting

Shifts vary, so we can work with you.


Do you enjoy decorating and opening presents?  If you do then we need you for our Thrift Store and Donation Sorting Room!!  We get donations every day of the week, and we need folks that can sort through it all, get it priced and put out on display.

Responsibilities include:  The ability to lift things, hang things, get dirty and have fun!

Click Here to print and mail your application

Fundraising Committee

 

Looking for self motivated people to help our committee grow and plan exciting fundraising experiences for our organization. If interested you can schedule an interview with Karla Canida at admin@SFOF.org.

 

Thrift Store Cashier

Shifts vary, so we can work with you.


Do you enjoy providing customer service to amazing people?  Do you need some great experience for your resume?  We have he spot for you!  We need people that can help us run the thrift store so that we can make money to provide for the kitties.  You also get to work closely with Jeb, the Thrift Store Kitty and manager!  He will give great references for hard workers that give him treats!

Responsibilities include:  Friendly Customer Service, Sales Transactions, Cash Handling, The ability to lift things, hang things, get dirty and have fun!

CLICK here to print and mail an application

Foster Parenting

We rely on volunteer foster families to care for the kitties in their own homes due to the limited space we have at our shelter.  Many of the kitties that go into foster are simply too small to be ready for adoption. 

Fostering is a great change to enjoy and have a pet without having to make a long term commitment.  We provide all of the medical needs and the foster parents provide the food, litter, toys and LOVE!

 Without our dedicated foster families we would not be able to help hundreds of kitties each year.  Please join us and help save the kitties!

We have several Foster Types to choose from, so that you can help in the area that most fits with your schedule.

REGULAR FOSTER - available for kitties any time in the year & for longer periods of time (bottle feeding, weaned kittens, pregnant kitties, mom & babies or adults, your choice)

SEASONAL FOSTER - available for "kitten season" (May - September) raise kittens until they are old enough for spay/neuter & adoption (bottle feeding, weaned kittens, pregnant kitties, mom & babies, your choice)

RELIEF FOSTER - available to temporarily watch someone elses fosters in your home, to cover vacations of regular fosters

SPECIALTY FOSTER - available to care for older or ill kitties, that have special needs.  Kitties could also be shy and need socialization. These would be long term or life time kitties.

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