Volunteer at Cat Haven

Volunteering is essential to the everyday operations of Cat Haven and we need YOU!

We have lots of tasks that we need help with everyday to keep rescuing the over 7,500 cats we take in every year.

Take a look at the programs below and submit your application today!

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General Operations of the Shelter

Join Cat Haven's most critical volunteer team in assisting with the day-to-day running of the shelter.

Tasks include:

  • Cleaning and disinfecting enclosures
  • Washing bowls and litter trays
  • Laundry (blankets, towels, beds, toys)
  • Restocking food, litter, etc for the cats

In addition, you can also:

  • Be responsible for daily care of the cats i.e feeding, health checking, and enrichment
  • Helping our boarding facility
  • Provide enrichment to cats in the shelter
  • Assist in the care of quarantine cats and kittens
  • Learn how to successfully rehome cats and kittens

Whisker Welcomer - Retail

Retail volunteers are the face of the Cat Haven brand and are responsible for:

  • Assisting staff and customers
  • Organising and displaying products
  • Promoting Cat Haven merchandise
  • Organising donations
  • Building cat furniture and carriers ready for cats to go to their furever homes

Retail volunteers can go onto assisting with the adoption process and also helping with our online store.

Events & Fundraising

The Cat Haven Events & Fundraising team is one of our most crucial parts of our operation. Events include:

  • Cat Haven Quiz night
  • Wet Nose Day
  • Catmus Christmas Markets
  • Gift-wrapping for Christmas
  • Kitten Yoga sessions
  • Felines and Fashion pop up events
  • Carlisle Collective Markets
  • Kitten destress sessions
  • Information sessions with schools
  • Media events
  • Event preparation, setting up marquees, moving tables and stock

Kitty Transport - Driving

We require drivers for the following tasks:

  • Picking up donations
  • Driving cats to our External Adoption Centres all over Perth
  • Taking cats to specialist vet appointments
  • Distributing stock and merchandise to vets and pet shops
  • Donating containers for change
  • Picking up fundraising prizes
  • Collecting cats from councils
  • Transporting cats to external vet clinics for sterilisation and microchipping

Whisker Warriors - Marketing

We're on the hunt for Marketing Volunteers to help us with our social media to spread the word and find loving homes for cats in need.

Whether you're a marketing student, an aspiring Insta star, or a TikTok aficionado, we want your skills!

  • Capture & edit adorable photos/videos/Reels of our cats
  • Craft engaging social media content
  • Ensure content meets Cat Haven's standards
  • Visit adoption centres & foster homes across Perth
  • Assist with other marketing & fundraising tasks

Tabby Typists - Administration

Administration Volunteers assist in all Cat Haven departments and essential in keeping things running smoothly. Tasks include:

  • Data entry
  • Filing
  • Assisting in our Foster department
  • Record keeping
  • Microchip registrations
  • Processing adoptions in to our system

Specialist Skills & Services

Are you qualified in a field that can help Cat Haven in other ways? please specify on your volunteer application.

Eg. Human Resources, Media, Photography, Data Analysis, Accounting, Education, Yoga Instructors and much, much more!