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Are you a cat-lover looking to help our cats find their forever home? Sign up to become a volunteer!

Click below to complete a volunteer application!

volunteers help keep the cat room running smoothly for our cat friends, adopters, and visitors, and they are a vital and valued part of our operation.


Volunteer support is needed in the daily oversight and care of cats being fostered on behalf of our non-profit rescue partners.  These positions are called Volunteer Cat Coordinators and are selected in collaboration with The Chatty Cat Cafe and each Rescue partner


  • All prospective volunteers must be at least 18 years of age 

     Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills:

  • Must love cats!

  • Prior experience working with or caring for cats 

  • Must be dependable 

  • Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision

  • Ability to handle cats of all sizes, ages, temperaments and needs safely and appropriately.

  • Provide friendly, professional, and compassionate customer service with maturity and good judgment

  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.

  • Computer skills- ability to use an i-pad, spreadsheets, email, google drive, text

  • Ability to lift up to 35 lbs.

  • Ability for frequent standing, walking, bending, lifting, stooping, squatting, carrying, and reaching

How to become a volunteer

Step 1) Fill out a volunteer application by clicking HERE 
Step 2) Keep an eye on your email - we may be on a waitlist
Step 3) Once we have an opening, we will schedule a time for you to come to the cafe to complete the required paperwork and the link to our calendar to schedule times!

Step 4) Any questions reach out to us via email -

Responsibilities include:

  • Assist in appropriately providing a safe, clean, organized, and pleasant experience for cats and customers.

  • Assist in monitoring customers in the cat lounge to ensure cats are being handled appropriately and complying with The Chatty Cat Cafe rules.  Notify staff of any issues or concerns.

  • Actively engage in communication with customers in the cat lounge and assist with questions.

  • Follow and maintain cleaning, sanitation, and disease prevention protocols in order to provide a safe, clean environment. This includes keeping litter boxes clean, sweeping and mopping, washing cat dishes, dusting, vacuuming, sanitizing surfaces, etc.

  • Provide cats with appropriate food and water.

  • Provide cats with mental stimulation and enrichment, social interaction with humans, and interaction with other cats in foster care.

  • Monitor the health of cats and rapidly identify any health issues

  • Monitor behavior of cats and rapidly identify any issues that may require special action 

  • Provide basic grooming services to cats as needed.

  • Assist in administering adoption applications to customers upon request.

  • Assist in facilitating good adoption matches through conversation 

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