Volunteer Positions


Cat Care Giver:
Feeds cats, records food intake and other behaviours, cleans cat facilities, plays with cats, socializes cats, provides behavioural therapy, assists with weighing, blood and fecal tests, participates in training sessions, takes telephone messages.

Responds to calls regarding adoptions. Conducts adoption interviews; assesses adopters' suitability; provides pre- and post-adoption counselling. May maintain a list of cats wanted for adoption, designs and distributes posters and advertisements regarding cats available for adoption; may speak to special groups regarding cat adoptions. Requires extensive knowledge of the human-animal bond literature and interviewing skills.


Provides basic counselling regarding problems with cats. Requires extensive knowledge of cat care, the human-animal bond literature and counselling skills.

Assists in the maintenance of the library. Researches and sends written literature to persons requesting such information.

School Counsellor:
Presents our elementary school cat care program to children in schools.

Kids' Kitty Camp Facilitator:
Leads half-day kids' camps on cat care.

Cat Care Teacher:
Presents a variety of courses and/or seminars. Writer:
Researches and writes articles for the Jazzpurr Journal and Cat Care Communiqués.

Desk-Top Publisher:
Designs educational and publicity literature including the lay-out for our Journal.

Web Wizard:
Updates and maintains our web site. Does internet searches for members; maintains files of downloaded literature and information.

Animal Assisted Therapist:
Provides programs which integrate animal care with treatment programs for a variety of therapeutic and enrichment clients.


Board of Directors:
Provides overall governance and leadership to the organization. Committee Chairs and Members: Leads and/or participates in one or more standing or subcommittees of the Board of the Directors.



General Office Work:
Photocopying, word processing, mailing, etc.

Answering the telephone; referring calls, taking messages.

Maintains computerized and written records of all financial transactions. Corresponds with donors.

Membership Secretary:
Maintains computerized and written records of all membership transactions. Corresponds with members.


Grant Writing:
Writes grant proposals

Donation Cans:
Distribution and collection of donation cans.

Grocery Stores Tapes:
Tallying of donated tapes

Phonathons/ Mail Campaigns:
Organizes annual telephone and mail giving programs. Special Events:
Assists in the organization of sales, banquets, non-event events, etc.

Special Projects:
Develops and organizes special fundraising projects such as: Planned Giving, Endowments, Capital Campaigns, Corporate Giving.


How To Become a Jazzpurr Society Volunteer

Complete and return the VOLUNTEER ENROLLMENT FORM
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You can also pick up a copy of the application at our office during our regular business hours.

Meet with the director of volunteers to discuss your personal goals, availability and best job assignment.

Meet with the director of your job area to complete an agreement defining specific responsibilities.

Participate in training appropriate for your particular job choice.