Position description: Cat Room Attendants assist the public with questions regarding adoptions and monitor visits between cats and potential adopters. Volunteers also work to ensure the cleanliness of the cages and the adoption room, while socializing the cats and kittens. Volunteers must have customer service skills and be able to professionally represent PAWS and our policies when interacting with the public.
Duties include: socializing and comforting the cats; monitoring behavior and medical needs on daily log; maintaining cleanliness cages and the room; preparing food and feeding cats and kittens; stocking supplies; assisting with dishes and laundry; scrubbing litter pans; sweeping and mopping; providing fresh water; and passing out toys.
Some Cat Room Attendants are trained to interact with the cats in our isolation building, where they are recovering from treatable illnesses such as upper respiratory infections. These isolation volunteers work the same shifts as those in the main cat room.
This job may require repetitious bending and lifting, and volunteers are exposed to various cleaning agents. This position has high animal contact.
Dates Available: year-round
Mid-Afternoon: Monday through Friday 12-3 p.m. and 1-4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Evening shifts: Monday through Wednesday 4-6:30 p.m., Thursday and Friday 4-7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 2-5 p.m.
Volunteers are scheduled for the same shift each week.
Time commitment: A weekly shift for two to three hours for a minimum of three months.
Location: PAWS Companion Animal Shelter, Lynnwood, WA
Training required: Cat Room Attendants are required to attend:
- A volunteer orientation.
- A one to two-hour hands-on skills training.