Volunteer

Want to make a difference in the lives of cats? Consider giving your time to the most unique feline sanctuary in central Texas! We are always looking for cat-loving volunteers willing to give a minimum of two hours per week and make a long-term commitment to support our mission of improving the lives of abused, abandoned, feral, stray, and injured cats.

Shadow Cats has a variety of needs including Sanctuary volunteers, trappers, fundraisers, and office/admin work. If you would like to be a part of this amazing organization, please complete the volunteer application and let us know your area of interest.

Volunteer Opportunities!!

Cat Caregiver
Volunteers work directly with our cats to help increase or maintain “adoptability.” Help reduce stress, offer enrichment, and aid in training. Volunteers may perform a wide variety of tasks, such as cleaning cat cages and litter boxes, dishwashing, and laundry chores. You must be 18 years or older to participate in this type of work.

Administrative/Data Entry
Volunteers with administrative skills may assist with a variety of administrative duties or projects. Some may be a work from home project.

Cat-Vocates
Volunteers have opportunities to help at outreach events, including informational table displays. Educational materials will be provided by Shadow Cats. Any additional display items or handout material must be approved prior to the event.

Committee Member/Events/Fundraising
You may wish to join committees for fundraising events and participate in the preparation and planning, as well as volunteering the day of the event. Committees include fundraising, food bank, coin bank, and other monthly or annual projects.

Docents
Help welcome visitors to Shadow Cats, give tours, and assist visitors. Works hand in hand with Volunteer Coordinator.

Volunteer Assistant
This volunteer will be tech and computer savvy, work well with other volunteers and staff, reliable, and professional. If you are interested in putting your Microsoft Excel, Word, or other skills to good use, this is the position for you.

Newsletter Editor
Volunteer needed to compose/edit newsletters.

Content Writer
Volunteer needed to write website/newsletter content

Transporter
Volunteers with reliable transportation and insurance may assist in transporting cats and kittens to Shadow Cats from a variety of points. Also need transporters to pick up food deliveries in mid-Austin and deliver to Shadow Cats weekly- takes about 3 hours.

Media
Professional and amateur videographers are welcomed to use their talents to capture our cats on film to be used for marketing and other promotions.

Grant Writers
Individuals interested in writing grants for Shadow Cats are needed.

Grounds Keeper
Volunteers needed to keep the Sanctuary grounds cleared and cared for.

Contractor/Builder
Volunteers needed for maintenance and small building projects.

Trappers
Committed individuals to participate in our Trap, Neuter, and Return program.

Fill out the form below if you’re interested. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

Personal Information

Experience With Cats

Volunteer Information

Sanctuary Volunteer hours are from noon to 6 PM, Monday through Sunday. Sanctuary Volunteers are requested to commit to a regular schedule for a minimum of 1 day/week and 2 hours/visit on an ongoing basis.

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Volunteer Release

(Please be prepared to show proof of insurance)

By typing my full name below, I agree to act as a volunteer for Shadow Cats Rescue in Round Rock, Texas and at off-site events.

I am aware of the nature of the activities to be performed by me as a volunteer and recognize that in handling animals and performing other volunteer tasks, a risk of harm, injury, illness and disease exists, including physical harm, illness or disease caused by animals. I agree that all volunteer activities are performed by me at my risk and I assume full responsibility therefore.

I am aware of the specific potential risk of handling cats that come from feral or unknown backgrounds. Although not limited to, I have specifically been made aware of potential cat scratches and cat bites and of the potential risk of harm, injury, illness and disease that may occur due to cat scratches or bites. I understand that any and all medical or any other expenses will be my responsibility. I understand any loss of income related to harm, injury, illness or disease associated with my volunteer work is my responsibility.

I understand that public relations are an important part of volunteering with Shadow Cats Rescue. I consent and authorize Shadow Cats Rescue to use any photographs taken of me for public relations purposes.

On behalf of myself, my heirs and personal representatives, I agree not to hold or attempt to hold Shadow Cats Rescue, their officers, or employees responsible for any injury or damage sustained or incurred by me arising out of, or in any way connected with my activities as a volunteer for the Shadow Cats Rescue and hereby release and discharge Shadow Cats Rescue, their officers and, employees from any and all claims, demands, causes of actions of any nature or cause, for any such injury or damage incurred or suffered by me.

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