Being a volunteer is immensely rewarding, educational, and fun. You can have a significant, positive impact on the lives of the resident animals in our care. Everything from giving guided tours to visitors to cleaning animals’ enclosures, supports our mission to provide excellent care of our residents. We would not be where we are today if not for all of our hardworking, dedicated volunteers. As a volunteer, you are a valuable asset to our organization overall and to the many animals relying on our care. Our goal is to continually improve and expand our facility to provide forever homes to more animals in need and create an educational and unforgettable experience for our visitors. The time and energy you contribute by volunteering helps us achieve these goals.

Since your support as a volunteer is extremely important to us, your decision to participate must be made with the full understanding of the commitment and responsibility it demands.


Orientation is typically held on the second Saturday of each month. This session will help you learn a bit more about Catty Shack, including a basic safety brief and an introduction to the volunteer scheduling system, Volgistics. Be sure to wear closed-toe shoes and comfortable clothes, and we suggest you bring a snack or lunch. You will have a 30-minute lunch break during which you will have an opportunity to meet some existing volunteers and ask questions, and hear about some of their experiences.

Please be sure to have your volunteer dues ($20 cash, check, or credit card) to cover the cost of your volunteer shirt and a photo ID with you on orientation day.

  • Drivers license or official form of ID
  • $20 (cash or check) for your shirt & volunteer badge


  • You must be at least 18 years old OR, if volunteering for “school community service hours”, volunteers may be 16 years old but must be accompanied at all times by a parent or guardian.

  • You must be able to volunteer at least 8 hours a month to be an “active” volunteer.

  • You must submit an application (see above) and attend a volunteer orientation.


If you are a current volunteer, you may login in to our volunteer portal. You can view upcoming events, sign up to volunteer, check your notifications, edit your personal information and stay informed and updated on the latest volunteer news!


Thank you for your interest in a team-building event at Catty Shack for a day! Corporate volunteer events fill up fast so it is best to request your date 3-4 months in advance. We plan a beautification project for groups that may include painting enclosures, landscaping and light construction on new cabins/enclosures, to name a few. We have a maximum of 15 volunteers per event. The MINIMUM age is 18 years old 

To request more information or schedule your corporate volunteer event, please complete the following contact form. We will respond to your inquiry within 48 hours.