VOLUNTEERING AT Our Shelter

The AWLMC is an all-volunteer organization, so we always need volunteers. Currently, we are actively seeking adults to do adoption counseling, shelter cat care and fostering of cats and kittens. There are many different opportunities. If you are an adult and think that you would be interested in volunteering with the AWLMC, please click on:  On-line Volunteer Application.

If you are a student and are interested in volunteering, please click on:  On-line Student Volunteer Application.
Once your application has been reviewed, a volunteer will contact you. Thank you for your interest in the AWLMC.

Volunteer Process

Opening Positions

Cat Crew Team

Time Commitment
Approximately 2 - 3 hours per week per shift; 2 shifts per day
Description
Daily care to cats in shelter
Duties
Provide food, water, scoop letter boxes, monitor cats for behavior & health, give individual attention & nurture cats; housekeeping

Cat Enrichment Group

Time Commitment
2 - 3 hours per shift; 1 shift per day
Description
Interact with shelter cats to help them adjust to their environment
Duties
Spend quality time with the cats, assess personalities and likes/dislikes to communicate to other teams

Cat Intake Team

Time Commitment
Various depending on task
Description
Not open for new volunteers, approve adoptable cats & kittens for admission to AWLMC
Duties
Bring cats into the shelter who meet AWLMC's criteria, for more info, please see our Intake Program.

Foster Home Cat Care Giver

Time Commitment
10 - 14 day care
Description
Provide temporary home environment for cat(s) or kittens
Duties
Provide temporary home and attend adoption events, for more info, please see our Foster Program.

Adoption Counselor

Time Commitment
Approximately 4 hours per event
Description
Placement of cats into permanent "forever" homes
Duties
Screen & approve adoption applicants. For more info, please see our Adoption Program.

Adoption Events Greeter

Time Commitment
Approximately 4 hours per event
Description
Welcome the public to adoption events
Duties
Welcome visitors and help adoption counselors as needed For more info, please see our Adoption Program.

Chompers Pet Food Bank

Time Commitment
Approximately 2 - 4 hours per week
Description
Provides free pet food to Montgomery County pet owners who are facing economic hardship
Duties
Collect and distribute cat and dog food on a monthly basis, review and approve incoming applications, re-organize shed For more info, please see our Chompers Pet Foodbank.

Community Outreach Committee

Time Commitment
Varies per event
Description
Raise public awareness of animal welfare
Duties
Prepare AWLMC materials and attend community events

Spay/Neuter Program

Time Commitment
Approximately 2 - 4 hours per week
Description
Provides low cost spay/neuter certificates for surgeries to Montgomery County cats & dogs
Duties
Check voice mail, process applications issue certificates to pet owners and participate in Outreach events. For more info, please see our Spay/Neuter Program

Fund Raising Events

Time Commitment
2 - 3 hours per event
Description
Raise funds to benefit AWLMC
Duties
Plan and Attend events

Grants Committee

Time Commitment
Various depending on grants
Description
Secure funding via grants
Duties
Grant writing & review AWLMC grants history

FACT

Time Commitment
Varies
Description
Not open to new volunteers, finance committee /reports to the treasurer
Duties
Deals with financial reports and budgeting

Communications

Time Commitment
Varies but can do from home
Description
Spread the word about AWLMC to help bring in more adopters/donors
Duties
Spread our organization and mission via social media and print.