VOLUNTEER INFORMATION

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Murphy's Kittens! We are a small rescue and depend on volunteers to help us operate efficiently. 

We provide many opportunities for you to get involved! We welcome students 16 and older to volunteer in our shelter, and those who are 18+ can help at our Petco locations. Volunteers younger than 16 are accepted on a case-by-case basis. Unfortunately, due to limited space in our shelter, we cannot accommodate groups of more than three people at a time.

If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the form at the bottom of the page and we will be in touch.

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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SHELTER CAT CARE ASSOCIATE

Volunteers are needed to help keep our cat room clean! We house approximately 20 permanent residents in our free-roam cat room and they can make quite a mess. Duties include sweeping, vacuuming, mopping, cleaning litter boxes, refilling water bowls, and more. After the cleaning is done, there is always time to socialize with the cats, give them treats and catnip, brush them, and play with them. 


The shelter's hours vary by week, so let us know your availability and we will determine a time for you to volunteer. Please wear comfortable clothes that you don't mind getting dirty. You can volunteer for as many hours as we can accommodate, but we recommend starting with 2 hours to get acquainted with the shelter. 

ST. AUGUSTINE PETCO CAT CARE ASSOCIATE

We are in search of volunteers to help care for our cats located at Petco Saint Augustine. We are looking for individuals over the age of 18 who can commit to volunteering one day per week for at least one month, but ideally this would be an ongoing commitment.

Duties include scooping and refreshing litter boxes, refilling food and water dishes, changing blankets/beds, disinfecting surfaces inside the cages, and other light cleaning activities.


Petco opens at 9am and closes at 8pm Monday-Saturday; they are open from 10am-7pm on Sundays. We are looking for volunteers to either go in the morning or evening during these hours, one or more days per week.

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DURBIN CREEK PETCO CAT CARE ASSOCIATE

We are in search of volunteers to help care for our cats located at Petco Saint Augustine. We are looking for individuals over the age of 18 who can commit to volunteering one day per week for at least one month, but ideally this would be an ongoing commitment.

Duties include scooping and refreshing litter boxes, refilling food and water dishes, changing blankets/beds, disinfecting surfaces inside the cages, and other light cleaning activities.


Petco opens at 9am and closes at 8pm Monday-Saturday; they are open from 10am-7pm on Sundays. We are looking for volunteers to either go in the morning or evening during these hours, one or more days per week.

TIKTOK CREATOR

We are looking for a creative person to create TikTok videos featuring our cats and the rescue in general! Our account currently has about 10k followers and we would love to grow our following even more.

This is an in-person opportunity; the shelter's schedule varies, but we will work with you to find time for you to come in and make content. 

You will be given full creative freedom to create videos using our office iPhone. Check out @murphyskittens on TikTok to see some of our current videos. 

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FUNDRAISING COORDINATOR

Have a great idea for a fundraiser? Fundraising help is always needed at our rescue, and your assistance would be greatly appreciated. This can be an in-person or virtual position.

DONATION DRIVE COORDINATOR

Middle and high school students can organize a donation drive to gain community service hours by gathering items to help the rescue. This is a virtual opportunity. Click here to visit the Donation Drive Guidelines & Application page. 

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SHELTER PHOTOGRAPHER & SOCIAL MEDIA CREATOR

If you love taking pictures, we would love your help! We are always looking for new pictures to use on our social media. In addition to taking pictures, you would design graphics and schedule posts on Facebook and Instagram featuring our cats, our staff, fundraisers, and our general work in the community.

 

VOLUNTEER APPLICATION