We always need more people who want to cuddle cats. The shelter can accommodate so many animals that the staff members just don’t have enough time to make sure that every animal gets attention every day. Human interaction helps the animals release pent up energy and reduces stress, making them happier and more adoptable. Playing with the cats really does help them get adopted!
Sign Up for Cat Classes
- Beginner Cat Handling and Evaluation Class: To sign up, log on to Volgistics and click the My Schedule tab to view the calendar. Click on a Help Wanted sign to view the available classes. This class teaches volunteers the basics of handling cats at the shelter. You will be assessed on your ability to handle cats safely and remember the rules. Volunteers who pass this class are allowed to handle cats independently.
- Cat Volunteer Adoption Assistant (VAA) Session: Would you like to show cats to potential adopters at the shelter? This class is only available after you have been an active cat handler for at least three months and have 30 hours of experience socializing cats at the Burlington County Animal Shelter. Contact volunteer Katrina K. if you’re interested in becoming a cat VAA.
- Tees to Toys: This monthly class is open to all volunteers and their family members — there are no age limits. You will learn how to make simple dog and cat toys from old t-shirts. To sign up, log on to Volgistics and click the My Schedule tab to view the calendar. Click on a Help Wanted sign to view the available classes.
- Please read our Special Needs Volunteering guidelines if you think it may apply to your volunteering experience.