Kentucky Pets Alive could not further its mission if it were not for the many loving volunteers who give their time and energy to keeping the organization running. Many of our volunteers spend their time doing “daily shift” service in which they clean the habitats at PetSmart, change litter and feed and socialize the cats. This work is very important, but KPA also has other opportunities for volunteers if you are interested and have a bit of time for orientation to new tasks. Some available volunteer tasks can be handled right from your home and on a flexible schedule. If you are not currently volunteering for KPA and are considering it, but do not know how your skill set would benefit us, we would love to take advantage of your special interests and skills (computers; veterinary; grant writing, creative writing, etc), so please let us know if there are activities that you would like to participate in to benefit KPA. We want to put your energy and skills to work in the best possible way!
To be a shelter "daily shift" volunteer for direct cat care, you must
Be at least 16 years old to work in the PetSmart shelter without an adult (parent).
Be able to bend and reach to clean the floors of cages.
Be able to carry 10-25 lbs.
Have steady, firm -- yet gentle -- hands.
Be able to sweep a floor with a feline supervisor playfully perched on your shoulders.
People typically volunteer with us once-a-week, twice-a-month or once-a-month, and usually donate between 1.5 hours-4 hours each time.