Volunteer Information and Application
About Volunteering at For the Love of Cats
They need you. We need you. Volunteer today.
Volunteers are very important people at For the Love of Cats. We are the only cat rescue covering all of southern Collier County. We rely on the assistance of caring and hard-working volunteers in all of our programs. In a year's time, For the Love of Cats receives as many as 250 lost, unwanted and abused pets, and helps thousands of people and animals throughout Collier county and beyond.
At our private shelter, cats and kittens enjoy the comfort of a nurturing environment in a veterinarian supervised facility.
For the Love of Cats encourages the participation of volunteers who support our mission to end the cruelty of pet over-poplation by involvement in our programs with the community to sterilize stray and feral cats through TNR (trap, neuter, return), rescue, foster, sterilization and adoption for kittens and abandoned domestic cats, assisting the public in need with low cost spay/neuter and medical fees along with support programs to help people to keep their pets.
All potential volunteers are interviewed prior to placement and participate in our training program as part of their work experience. We encourage you to complete an application. The information on this form will help us find the most satisfying and appropriate job for you.
Volunteers must be at least 16 years old
To get started:
- Complete the application
We will contact you to match your availability and interests with available volunteer positions.
Prospective volunteers interview one-on-one with the shelter manager or one of the founders to discuss personal goals and to determine the most suitable volunteer assignment.
- Attend orientation
Each volunteer attends an orientation with the shelter manager where we provide an overview of our services, philosophies, an introduction to our volunteer program and a tour of the shelter.
Why become a For the Love of Cats volunteer?
- You can develop new skills and understanding for your own pets
- Meet new people with similar interests
- Acquire work experience for future endeavors
- Receive support and guidance from the founders and shelter manager
- Most importantly, volunteering will make life brighter for the cats and kittens in our care, and better for the people and animals in our community.
For more information, call our Shelter Manager, Linda Levine, atapplication here. or fill out an
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, cleaning litter boxes, cages and shelter areas, medicating, feeding and socialization of cats and kittens. We need people with love and patience to work with sometimes frightened cats and kittens. There are 3 cleaning/feeding shifts every day: 8 am, 5 pm and 8 pm shelter closing. Each shift is approximately 1 1/2 hours long depending on the number of cats and kittens and their health needs. Shelter care teams of 2 to 3 people are assigned to each shift 7 days a week except for the closing shift which is usually a single person. Shelter volunteers must work at least 1 shift per week.
Responsibilities include the care and feeding of very young kittens that may require 24 hour care for 2-6 weeks until they can be returned to the care of the shelter. All food and supplies are provided by For the Love of Cats.
Feeding Cat Colonies
Responsibilities include a once a day changing/filling of bowls of food and water at a locations(s) around the island. Usually takes a hour or so in the early morning or evening. All food and supplies are provided by For the Love of Cats.
Trapping Kittens and Feral Cats
Responsibilities include baiting and setting out traps at dusk and collecting them at dawn. Trapping is based on sightings with no set schedule.
Joining committees that plan, organize and execute fundraising events.
Public Outreach Events
Participate in public awareness and educational events.
Help Us Help the Abandoned Cats and Kittens- Fill out an application Today!