Cat Adoption Helper - Floor Volunteer - Training

We not only need volunteers to take care of the day-to-day care of the PAWS cats, we also need volunteers to work with the public (we call them Floor Volunteers) and pair them up with their new best friend. Our wonderful kitties are in search of feline lovers who can walk individuals through the cat wing and talk about their personalities, preferences, and what home would suit them most perfectly. Floor Volunteers work alongside our Adoption Counselors who actually process applications and complete adoptions. If you are interested in ultimately helping with adoptions, sign up for training to become a Floor Volunteer to get your feet wet.

Information about the training process

  • First, all adult volunteers must fill out an Adult Volunteer Application online.
  • Training takes place in 2 parts:
    • Part 1: you’ll have training with our Adoption Assistant and go over the basics of working with our cats and working with the public.
    • Part 2, mentoring shift: The second part of the training includes working with a mentor to make sure that you’re comfortable coming to PAWS to volunteer after the training. You will shadow a more experienced Floor Volunteer or Adoption Counselor in order to gain more "hands on" experience. You can sign up for additional mentor shifts, or begin volunteering on your own once your mentor shift is complete.

Additional Information:

  • There are currently no cat floor volunteer opportunities for youth volunteers under the age of 18.
  • If you are interested in volunteering for community service and / or are completing less than 30 volunteer hours, please visit our Community Service Volunteers page.
  • If you have special needs considerations, please visit our Special Needs Volunteers page.

Steps to Request Registration for Cat Floor Volunteer Training:

  • First, all adult volunteers must fill out an Adult Volunteer Application online.
  • Next, please email our Adoption Assistant attn: PAWS Floor Volunteer Training) to schedule a training date and time. Please be sure to include your complete contact information including email address and phone number so we can reach you if the session must be rescheduled.