Ten Lives Cat Rescue is a 501(c)(3), nonprofit organization located in Rhode Island. Our foster-based program is 100% volunteer-powered and community supported. We rely on dedicated volunteers and generous supporters to help cats and make big change happen in our community. 
Pride 2023

Change lives with the gift of time

Since 2018, Ten Lives has helped more than 2,000 cats in our community. Our impact is powered by dedicated individuals who believe that all cats deserve to live with dignity. We are deeply proud of the community of cat lovers that we have built. 

We believe that everyone can be a catalyst for change in our community. Committing just three hours of service per month can make a difference! 

Volunteer Opportunities

When you volunteer with Ten Lives, you join a dynamic team with a diverse background. We offer a wide array of volunteer opportunities that include in-person and remote roles. Our volunteer use their skills to make a difference and learn new skills that help them be a force for change! You can learn more about our current volunteer opportunities below. 

Community Volunteer

Community Volunteers work with fellow volunteers and community members to reduce the homeless cat population in Rhode Island through targeted spay and neuter. Our Community Cats program provides free spay/neuter services to unowned community cats and identifies those who are candidates for our foster program. Online training is provided through Community Cats Podcast and Neighborhood Cats. The cost of training and supplies are covered by Ten Lives. We ask Community Volunteers to commit to giving 3 hours of service each month for at least six months. 

Event Volunteer

Event Volunteers to help us connect with our community and raise vital funds. Ten Lives participates in events in Rhode Island and Southern Massachusetts throughout the year. We ask Event Volunteers to commit to giving 3 hours of service each month for at least six months. 

Fundraising Committee

We are seeking volunteers to join our fundraising committee. The committed is charged with raising vital funds for the rescue and building relationships with donors. The committee meets virtually once a month. The estimated time commitment for this role is 2-3 hours per month depending on the needs of the organization. Review our role description for more information. If you are interested in learning more about joining the fundraising committee, please complete our interest form.  

Grants Coordinator

We are seeking a volunteer Grants Coordinator to join our fundraising team. The Grant Coordinator is responsible for overseeing grant funding for Ten Lives Cat Rescue. The estimated time commitment for this role is 1-2 hours per week. Review our role description for more information. 

Grant Writer

Volunteer Grant Writers are responsible for working with team leaders to draft grant proposals. As a private rescue that does not receive state or city funding, grants support our vital work and allow us to help more cats in our community. We ask Grant Writers to commit to giving 3 hours of service each month for at least six months. 

Coming soon! 

Transport Volunteer

Transport volunteers help cats by donating their time and wheels! Our transport volunteers help rescue cats get to/from veterinary appointments, adoption events, and foster homes. We have transport opportunities available during the week, weekend, morning, afternoon, and evenings. We ask Transport Volunteers to commit to giving 3 hours of service each month for at least six months. 

Get Involved

To learn more about volunteering with Ten Lives, please submit our volunteer inquiry form and our Volunteer Coordinator will contact you via email!
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