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Become a Cat Haven Volunteer!


You can help the cats and kittens of Cat Haven by volunteering in any of the following ways:

Foster Parents

Foster Parents provide a safe and loving home environment for our cats and kittens.  This may involve kittens that are too young for adoption, need special medical care, need a break from the Adoption Center, or need special attention to help them become adoptable pets. If you are interested in becoming a Foster Parent, complete our Foster Application Form

Adoption Center Caretakers

Adoption Center Caretakers provide a nurturing, clean, and comfortable temporary home at the Cat Haven Adoption Center for our cats prior to adoption.  This includes cleaning of cat rooms, providing food and water, monitoring the health of each cat, and providing socialization for the cats.  This position requires a regular weekly commitment; volunteers are assigned to the same day each week with a morning or evening shift.  (21 and older)

Offsite Caretakers

Offsite Caretakers at PetSmart and Petco provide daily care of the cats at our offsite adoption centers.  This includes cleaning of cages, providing food and water, monitoring the health of each cat and providing socialization for each cat.  (18 and older)


Matchmakers build relationships with potential adopters and assist them in finding cats that are a good match for their home and lifestyle.  This includes educating adopters about Cat Haven’s guidelines and completing applications and other related paperwork.  Volunteers may also assist with set-up or takedown of adoption materials at off-site locations.  (18 and older)

Daily Helpers

Daily Helpers clean the kitty items that accumulate at the Cat Haven Adoption Center during the week:  carriers, bowls, litter boxes, laundry, toys, etc.  They also clean empty cages to prepare for incoming residents and make time for some cat cuddling.  Other duties may include cat transportation.

Cat Transporters

Cat Transporters provide safe, reliable transportation for our kitties.  This may include trips to or from the vet or one of our off-site adoption centers.

Special Event Coordinators

Fundraising/Special Event Coordinators assist with planning and carrying out special events (holiday open houses, fundraising gala, etc.) Volunteers also interact with event attendees and offer whatever help is needed during the event.

LSU Spay Day Volunteers

LSU Spay Day Volunteers help to facilitate the flow of animals through the clinic at the LSU Vet School.  Other duties may include animal registration, helping with meals for the volunteers, set-up and takedown, and cleaning up at the conclusion of the day.

Please fill out our Volunteer Application and we will get you started today!

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