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Volunteer at Gifford

volunteer opportunities

Weekday Shelter Care/Cleaning volunteers

Sheltercare/Cleaning volunteers help us with many of our most important tasks, including direct cat care such as providing food and water, scooping litter, sweeping, disinfecting, and other duties. We're looking for hardworking and reliable people between the hours of 8:30am-4pm on weekdays! Our weekends are currently fully staffed.

Remote Roles

We are not currently seeking help with remote roles.  Please check back at a later date.

Other Roles

In addition to direct care of the cats, we often need help with other areas such as event planning, fundraising, community outreach, yard work, and maintenance.  

  • ​A minimum 6-month commitment with 1 shift per week served is requested.

  • Many volunteer tasks require moderate physical exercise, so please be sure you understand and are comfortable with the physical needs.

  • Once trained, volunteers must be able to complete their tasks with autonomy.  We are a small shelter with limited staff and are unable to oversee volunteer activity at all times.

  • The minimum age to volunteer is 18. There are no exceptions to this.

  • We cannot accommodate group requests or single day volunteering.

  • Prior experience is not required to volunteer!


apply to Volunteer

​Applications for volunteering are now open. Click the link below to begin your application. You should receive a response regarding your application within 3-5 business days.

At this time, we are only looking to fill our morning and afternoon Shelter Care/Cleaning shifts. Shelter Care shifts are every day, with the options of 8:30-10:30am, 10:30am-12:30pm, and 2-4pm. 


After your application is reviewed, you must take our online trainings, sign up for an in-person orientation and attend an in-person training- all via Better Impact.


If you have any questions, please reach out to Stacy, the Volunteer & Community Outreach Coordinator, at


Apply here

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