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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer in our Offsite Adoption Centers!

Everett Kitten Event 8Purrfect Pals cats and kittens are housed in Petsmart, Petco and independent pet stores all across the Puget Sound region!

Our offsite adoption centers are staffed entirely by volunteers and we are always looking for more help from cat lovers with a few hours a week to spare.

Volunteers in our adoption centers spend their time caring for and playing with cats, cleaning cages and acting as matchmakers for potential adopters.  We have morning, afternoon and evenings shifts available seven days a week!

Volunteer at our Community Events!

Pet ExpoCan’t commit to a weekly shift but want to help us?  Special events could be the purrfect solution! Purrfect Pals participates in a variety of adoption and community events around the Puget Sound region and we are always looking for volunteers to help!

Event volunteers help set up and take down our booths, talk to visitors about our organization’s mission and services and help match up cats and kittens with potential adopters.

If you love talking to people, this could be the purrfect volunteer opportunity for you!

Volunteer at our Sanctuary in Arlington!

gardening1With over 200 cats living at our main shelter and sanctuary, we have an ongoing need for volunteers.

We have shifts available to accommodate most schedules and a variety of projects to match your talents and interests including:

  • Cat Care and Socialization
  • Cage and Cat Room Cleaning
  • Laundry, Laundry and More Laundry!
  • Landscaping and Lawn Care
  • Building and Grounds Maintenance
  • Administrative Support
  • Veterinary Clinic Support
  • Cat Photography
  • and More!

Join the Purrfect Pals Board of Directors!

SusanWe are pleased to be recruiting for new Board Members to support our organization. We are looking for candidates who possess a passion for cats, leadership skills and experience and expertise in fundraising, business administration, accounting, finance, sales, marketing, law, public relations, project management or event planning.

All Board Members are expected to attend monthly Board meetings (currently held on Sundays in Brier) and actively participate on at least one committee.

If you are interested in being considered as a candidate for openings on our Board, please email your resume to our Executive Director.

Help with our Special Fundraising Events!

556Purrfect Pals hosts a variety of special fundraising events every year and would love your help!

We are looking for volunteers to help with every stage of events – before, day of and after. We need help organizing the events, soliciting auction donations, setting up tables, judging cat shows, designing or distributing marketing materials and more!

Our upcoming fundraising events include:

The Black Cat Ball
Our 2017 gala dinner and auction will take place at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue on October 28th. This fun and festive Halloween-themed event features live and silent auctions, a gourmet vegetarian dinner and plenty of champagne and wine. Volunteers are needed now to procure donations of auction items and events sponsors. We will also need plenty of help at the event on October 28th.

The Average Joe Cat Show
This fun, family-friendly event is held every May at Shoreline’s Spartan Recreation Center. It features a cat show (with silly categories like Most Impressive Ear Hair and Most Obnoxious Cat), a cat photography show, cat and kitten adoption event, tons of vendor booths selected with cat lovers in mind, cat behavior experts offering free advice, a kids’ craft table, silent auction, food and more!

Holiday Gift Wrapping and Santa Photos
Throughout the month of December, volunteer Santas, helper elves and photographers are needed at Puget Sound pet stores for “Santa Claws” pet photos. We also need volunteers for gift wrapping at area Barnes and Noble stores!

Ready to Start Volunteering?

Please complete our online Volunteer Application Form.

Our Volunteer Manager will be in touch with you soon!