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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities -There are many ways to volunteer for Whiskers - the three most common being caring for cats at our shelter in Albany, fostering cats and/or kittens in your home, or working at our adoption center at PetSmart.

Shelter Volunteer: BEFORE you apply to volunteer at the Whiskers shelter in Albany, please watch the two videos here. The first is an introduction to the shelter, and the second shows the kind of work shelter volunteers do. Each video is approximately 15 minutes long.                                                         

Please also read the volunteer guide BEFORE applying. It describes the Whiskers shelter and volunteer responsibilities in greater detail than the videos provide.

If you’re still interested in volunteering at the shelter after viewing the videos and reading the guide, please click here to complete and submit your application.

Foster Home:  Foster parents give a temporary home to rescued cats until they are adopted.  We need fosters for pregnant cats, moms with kittens, orphaned kittens, and adults.  Fostering FAQs
lick HERE to apply to be a foster parent.

PetSmart Adoption Center: Whiskers is looking for volunteers or substitutes for our adoption center at PetSmart in Clifton Park. This requires a once every other week commitment of about an hour to care for the cats and kittens waiting for adoption. 

Clicke here to apply, or call 518-458-2287 and leave a message, or email for more information.


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