One of the best ways to help The Hermitage No-Kill Cat Shelter is through volunteering your time. Volunteers are critical to the work we do; we could not care for the number of cats we do without these dedicated individuals. Volunteer opportunities include administration, socialization, special events, shelter maintenance, and more.
All volunteers are required to attend a two-hour orientation led by our Volunteer Coordinator. These orientations are held weekly for new volunteers. Our Volunteer Coordinator will contact you with the date for your orientation.
*We are in the process of revamping our volunteer program, so no more volunteer orientations will be scheduled until further notice. You may still fill out our volunteer application, but please be aware that it may be a couple of months until you can come in for an orientation and actually begin volunteering. Thank you for your understanding!
As a volunteer, we expect you to care about and have compassion for the many felines in our care.
Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age. Community service volunteers are welcomed as well, so long as there is no felony crime involved.
It is important that volunteers make a commitment to what they do here at the shelter. We look for volunteers who are engaged in the service they provide; possess a positive attitude; take direction; and demonstrate dedication to service. It is also important to work well with the public, as well as the Hermitage Team.
If you are interested in becoming a Hermitage volunteer, complete the volunteer application by completing the form below. There is a $5.00 orientation fee to cover administrative cost and guarantee your spot in the orientation. Click here to pay the fee.
(Select "Volunteer Orientation Fee" from the "Donation Type" drop down menu.)