Cat Room Cleaner

Position description: Cat Room Cleaners are responsible for cleaning each cat cage in the adoption room while socializing with the cats. PAWS relies solely on volunteers to clean the cat cages in the adoption room each morning.

Volunteers must be able to practice safe animal handling, work independently and be receptive to feedback from staff. Duties include: socializing and comforting the cats; giving cats toys; monitoring behavior and medical needs on daily log; cleaning each cat cage in the adoption room; preparing food and feeding cats and kittens; stocking supplies; assisting with dishes; scrubbing litter pans; assisting with laundry; and sweeping and mopping.

This job requires repetitious bending and lifting, and volunteers are exposed to various cleaning agents. This position has high animal contact.

Dates Available: year-round

Shifts: Monday through Friday 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 8 - 11 a.m. Volunteers are scheduled for the same shift each week.

Time commitment: A weekly shift for three hours for a minimum of three months.

Location: PAWS Companion Animal Shelter, Lynnwood, WA

Training required: Cat Room Cleaners are required to attend:

  • A volunteer orientation.
  • A one to two-hour hands-on skills training.

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