Bring your skills to Nine Lives

Nine Lives Cat Clinic CA Redwood City

Bring your skills to Nine Lives

Cat recovering after spay neuter surgery at Nine Lives Foundation Redwood City

Volunteer with Nine Lives Foundation

Make a difference in your community by helping the cats and kittens in our care. Every volunteer hour makes a difference!

Our volunteers are a driving force behind Nine Lives Foundation. Without their dedication, we would not be able to give so many kitties the care they deserve. Opportunities for volunteers include working in our adoption center and clinic, fostering, cat care and enrichment, transport, fundraising events & community outreach, technical support, administrative help, and more!

Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older and available to volunteer at least four to six hours a month on a weekly or bi-weekly schedule for a minimum of six months. Interested parties are encouraged to fill out our online volunteer application. Our volunteer coordinator will arrange an informational meeting and training.

What our shelter volunteers do

You can make a difference! Donate your time at Nine Lives and help us save more cats!

There are many duties for shelter volunteers:

  • Feeding our resident cats
  • Cat socialization & enrichment
  • Adoption counseling
  • Adoption application processing
  • Office & administration duties
  • Sanitizing surgery instruments
  • General cleaning & organizing
  • Social media management
  • Photography/Videography
  • Fundraising
  • Donor outreach
  • Advisory Board

If you have a unique skill that you could bring to Nine Lives – we would love to hear about it! Email us

Nine Lives Foundation volunteer holding cat in cat clinic Redwood City
Cat Playing with toys at Nine Lives Foundation Spay and Neuter Clinic Redwood City

Fostering with Nine Lives

Foster parents provide care for cats that need to be socialized, cats that need to be nursed back to health before they can be adopted, and kittens that are too young to be adopted.

A few weeks or months in a foster home can mean the difference between life and death. The more foster homes we have available, the more cats we can save!

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