Making a difference... One life at a time!

Please fill out our online volunteer application below and answer all questions completely.

Note: If you are under 18 years of age, you must download the application and have it signed by your parent/guardian. A parent or guardian must remain at the shelter with any volunteer under the age of 15 while he or she is doing a shift. Although Whiskers welcomes people of all abilities, a volunteer who is mentally challenged must be accompanied by a responsible adult who will remain at the shelter during that volunteer's shift. Volunteers with mobility issues should be aware that our shelter occupies two floors, and there is a short staircase between two rooms on the first floor as well.

You may click here to download and print the application. (MS Word format).
Paper applications can be mailed to: Whiskers
c/o Volunteer Committee
PO Box 11190
Albany, NY 12211

Create Volunteer Application

Contact Information
Personal Information
Format: 12/16/2017
Please enter your date of birth using the format shown above.
If you checked either or both of the first two options, please indicate the days and times you prefer below
You can always change your times as necessary. Ideally, shelter volunteers work a minimum of two or three hours weekly (or biweekly). However, those who strictly medicate cats may need less time to complete their rounds than shelter volunteers need to finish their work. Suggested start time for morning shifts: 6:30-9:30 am; suggested start time for evening shifts: 3:00-6:00 pm)
If you checked "Cat Care at our Adoption Center (PetSmart, Clifton Park)" please indicate the days and times you prefer below
PetSmart morning shifts must be started and completed within the hours of 7-10AM; PetSmart afternoon/evening shifts depend upon which days there is an adoption clinic. On clinic nights (Tuesday, Thursday or Friday) the afternoon shift must be completed within the hours of 4-6PM (done before clinic starts). On non-clinic nights the shift should be completed by 8 PM (starting anywhere after 5 PM). The volunteer should expect to devote 1-1/2 to 2 hours per shift. Shifts can be weekly or bi-weekly.
If you checked "Foster Care" above, please answer the following questions
Whiskers Animal Benevolent League has my permission to verify the above information. I understand that this application does not guarantee acceptance into the Whiskers volunteer program.