Volunteering is a great way to get out and connect with your community. What better way than by helping cats too!
We are always in need of great volunteers to socialize with and exercise our cats. Generally, socialization volunteers come in for scheduled two hour shifts during business hours and spend some time with different cats available for adoption. This could be everything from letting energetic kittens get their much needed romp time to petting a shy cat in their cage. We are looking for people who are responsible, patient and most of all, those that love cats! Most of our volunteers start here so they can better understand the shelter, our goals and our needs.
One of our best ongoing fundraisers is twice weekly bingo at AMVETS in Mount Vernon on Sundays and Thursdays. Volunteers are needed to sell tickets and run games. We are looking for people who love to interact with other people. No experience necessary!
Become a member today! This is a great way to get involved with KCHS-CATS and what we do. By being a member, you are not only supporting KCHS, but you are also representing us to the public. You also have the opportunity to influence our policies by being a board member or officer. For more information, please visit our Membership Page.
If you are looking for a more hands-on way to save lives, please consider opening up your home to be a foster. Visit our Foster Page for more information.
Other Volunteer Opportunities
Have a great idea for a fundraiser? (hosting or organizing)
Like to tinker and fix things? (handyman projects)
Interested in working outside and gardening? (landscaping)
Love to write grants or promotional materials? (grant writing)
Have great public interaction skills? (public relations)
We always have specialized volunteer opportunities and positions available. Please fill out the form at the bottom of this page and let us know what you are interested in.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please fill out our Volunteer Application on your right and send the completed application to
The Fear Free Shelters Program is a free, online resource for shelter workers and volunteers. It is highly encouraged for all volunteers that will be working directly with our cats to take the four core modules:
Module 1: Emotional Health
Module 2: Recognizing How Animals are Feeling in the Shelter
Module 3: How Animals Learn
Module 4: Fear Free Communication and Animal Handling Basics
These four core modules will help the socialization volunteer to recognize signs of Fear, Anxiety and Stress in our shelter animals, learn to minimize it and learn essential handling skills to keep both our cats, staff and volunteers physically and mentally safe.
Is there something not on our volunteer application that you would like to help us out with?
If you have a specific idea or would like to help out with organizing fundraisers, landscaping, grant writing, public relations, etc., please fill out the contact info in the form on your right with a description of your idea and we will get back to you.