Get Involved!

Find out more about how you can help Salem Friends of Felines accomplish our mission to help as many homeless cats as possible by placing them in loving, permanent homes and reducing feline overpopulation through education and our spay/neuter assistance program.


We ask for a commitment of 1–3 days per month. We would love for you to become apart of our community helping cats find their forever homes. Our volunteers are the heartbeat of the organization! We could not do what we do with them!


  • Youth  (12 years to 16 years old)*
  • Adults (17 years old & up) 

*Youths ages 12-16 years of age, are required to volunteer with a parent or guardian over the age of 18.  The youth and adult must work together in the same area.  The adult needs to also complete an application.


Due to the limited space in our shelter, we ask that groups send us an email of interest at salemfriendsoffelines@gmail.com and not complete an application on line.

Volunteer Opportunities

Complete Volunteer Application Online

Morning Cat Care at the Shelter  

Shifts start at 8:00am and last for a couple of hours, 7 days per week.

Responsibilities include: Cleaning of kennels, cages and adoption rooms which includes litter boxes, sanitizing with bleach and feeding the kitties. Laundry and cleaning toys.

Adoption Center Counselor

Shifts are during business hours and last for a couple of hours. 11AM- 6PM Monday- Saturdays and 11AM-4PM Sundays.

Support the Intake Specialists with adoption counseling, answering questions about cats puursonalities and temperaments, answering phones, scheduling appointments, data entry, and special projects.

Shelter Tech Aid

Shifts usually from 10AM- 5PM and last for a couple of hours 7 days a week.

Support the Intake specialists with health checks, vaccines, medications, testing and documentation for our in house cats.

PetSmart Cat Care (Lancaster Drive)

There are morning and early evening shifts available 7 days per week. Shifts are a bit flexible as far as start time. 

Proper cleaning and play time takes about an hour to an hour and a half.  Each person is assigned at least one shift on a specific day of the week.  This is a GREAT opportunity for parents looking to do a community service with an age appropriate child.

Responsibilities include: Cleaning of kennels, cages and adoption rooms which includes litter boxes, sanitizing with bleach and feeding the kitties and giving each one some play therapy time.

Adoption Outreach Counselor

Shifts are usually Saturdays from 12:30pm to 4:30pm

This is a great way to help the kitties find their forever family homes!  Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older and have reliable transportation as sometimes pick up and drop off of kitties is required.  This is a direct public contact position as a representative of our organization.  Training is supplied and newer volunteers will always be paired up with an experienced volunteer.

Responsibilities include: Transportation of kitties on occasion, knowledge of cats and their behaviors to be able to help educate and provide resources to adopters, keeping kennels clean and tidy at the event and snuggling of kitties to make them more at ease at the event.

Thrift Store & Donation Sorting

Shifts vary, so we can work with you.

Do you enjoy decorating and opening presents?  If you do then we need you for our Thrift Store and Donation Sorting Room!!  We get donations every day of the week, and we need folks that can sort through it all, get it priced and put out on display.

Responsibilities include:  The ability to lift things, hang things, get dirty and have fun!

Fundraising Committee

Looking for self motivated people to help our committee grow and plan exciting fundraising experiences for our organization. If interested email Karla Canida at admin@SFOF.org.

Thrift Store Cashier

Shifts vary, so we can work with you

Do you enjoy providing customer service to amazing people?  Do you need some great experience for your resume? We have he spot for you!  We need people that can help us run the thrift store so that we can make money to provide for the kitties.

Responsibilities include:  Friendly Customer Service, sales transactions, cash handling, the ability to lift things, hang things, get dirty and have fun!

Special Projects

Photographer: Looking for people to help make a star of our kitties and help update photos on our adoption page and social media.

Web Designer, Mewsletter Editor and Fundraising platform support: are you computer savvy? Do you like creating new content to engage patrons?

Creative people email Karla Canida at admin@sfof.org

Foster Parenting

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