VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Thanks so much for your interest in volunteering with Project MEOW. Below are various ways that you can get involved. Please remember to complete the volunteer application, and we look forward to hearing from you!

Foster Caregiver

Temporarily take care of adoptable cats and kittens in your home, providing attention and love. Learn more about fostering.

Care of Recovering Cats

We hold cats in traps at our temporary recovery space before and after their surgery. Volunteers clean traps and feed the cats. There are two shifts a day: morning and afternoon/evening. Volunteers sign up for shifts using an online calendar. Volunteers receive thorough training. Must be able to lift 20 pounds.

Transport

We have various needs for transport. Our two most critical needs are:

  • Transport of numerous cats to/from PAWS surgery clinic that requires a hatchback or larger. These trips are usually quick pick-up or drop-off.
  • Transport of one or two cats to PAWS for appointments or for transfer to adoption stream. These trips usually require waiting and can be done with any vehicle. (Occasionally, a larger vehicle is needed when numerous cats transfer.)

Most transport needs are during the week day but there are infrequent evening emergency trips and some need for transport to the weekend vaccine clinic.

Trapping/ Colony Care

Help with Trap-Neuter-Return Manage (TNRM) of community cats. Help deliver donated food, when available, to feeders. A car is needed. Learn more about TNRM.

Admin/ IT

Provide administrative support including foster cat management or IT support of internal and external communication tools like e-mail and Trello, etc.​

Community Outreach

  • Table an event like Clark Park May Fair and talk about what Project MEOW does, hand out brochures/flyers, and sign up potential volunteers.
  • Create and/or post flyers about TNR, shelter-building workshops, volunteering opportunities.

Event Planning

Help organize and run events such as adoption events, fundraisers, and shelter-building workshops.

Fundraising/ Crowdfunding

Help raise money for Project MEOW cats at community events and on social media.

Social Media/ Graphic Design

Help post on social media like FB, Instagram, and Twitter, etc. Help design flyers/social media art work for Project MEOW.

Website

Help maintain the Project MEOW website, which can include updating and/or writing new content.