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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 schedule an orientation date

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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