The mission of Gifford Cat Shelter is to provide a safe haven for stray, abused, and unwanted cats until they are matched with their permanent loving homes. 

30 Undine Rd, Brighton, MA 02135   |   617-787-8872

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Volunteer at Gifford

volunteer opportunities

Applications Temporarily Closed

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience. Volunteer applications are temporarily closed. Join the wait list below!

morning shifts

Morning volunteers help us with many of our most important tasks, including direct cat care such as providing food and water, scooping litter, sweeping, disinfecting, laundry, and other duties. Indirect cat care and administrative tasks may also be assigned. We're looking for hardworking and reliable people between the hours of 8:30am-12pm on weekdays! We are currently at capacity for weekend volunteers.

Miscellaneous

In addition to direct care of the cats, we often need help with other areas such as administration, event planning, fundraising, community outreach, yard work and maintenance, writing, and marketing. Do you have any skills or areas of interest that you think could benefit Gifford? Let us know!

Eligibility
  • ​A minimum 6-month commitment is requested, although we accept short term volunteers on a case by case basis

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

  • The minimum age to volunteer is 18. At this time we do not have opportunities for minors.

  • Prior experience is not required to volunteer!