Join Our Life-Saving Team!
Ten Lives is a 501(c)(3), non-profit cat rescue that is 100% volunteer powered. From the Executive Director to our Adoption Coordinators, not a single person in our groups receives a paycheck. This means that 100% of funds received are directed towards saving lives. When you join our team not only do you help save lives, but you are supported by other dedicated and passionate volunteers with the same goal.
Here are just some of the volunteer roles available:
Administrative volunteer roles can be done from the comfort of your home! We have varying roles with different time commitments to fit nearly anyone’s schedule. Access to a computer and phone will be required for most roles. Note: We have many administration roles available, and have listed the roles with the most need below. Please fill out our volunteer application to learn more about what roles are available.
- Spay and Neuter Coordinator: This crucial role requires a volunteer with excellent organizational skills! Responsibilities include: managing our spay/neuter email and calendar, handling requests, communicating with the clinic, and handling paperwork submission online. This role requires a high degree of organization, time sensitive responses, flexibility, and patience.
- Social Media Assistant: In this role, you will manage our social media pages, including Facebook and Instagram, monitor our social media accounts and respond to comments and queries, and help maintain and grow our social media presence.
- Intake Assistant: We are looking for a volunteer to join our intake team. Volunteers in this role must have access to a computer and phone, be organized, computer savvy, and able to problem solve and answer questions.
Adoption coordinators are responsible for helping our cats and kittens find purrfect homes! This role involves reviewing adoption applications, checking references, conducting interviews with potential adopters, and working with fosters to place cats in the best-matched homes. This role can be done from the comfort of your home and does require access to a computer.
If you are a planner and love to coordinate fundraisers and events, this is the volunteer role for you! We are seeking self-motivated individuals who can take an idea and run with it! This role would include organizing in-person and virtual events to support the rescue, and being a point of contact for vendors, donors, and event attendees. Party and event planning experience is a plus for this role, as is researching and developing fundraisers and events.
As a private rescue that does not receive any state or city funding, grant opportunities for supplies and/or monetary donations to further support our mission and the cats in our care are critical. This important role would include researching, applying for, and writing grants for our foster-based rescue. Strong research and writing skills are necessary, and previous grant writing experience is a plus!
We are looking for multiple in-store coordinators to join our volunteer team! This role involves connecting with pet store managers (we will provide a list!) and introducing the rescue, finding out if they are interested in partnering with us, establishing a relationship that could result in fundraisers, food donations, and monthly events, and maintaining a positive relationship by being communicative, reliable, and respectful. In-store coordinators would also assist in maintaining our calendar to ensure we’re not overlapping with other planned events.
As a foster-based rescue, the Warwick, RI PetSmart allows us to help more cats, and gives some of our foster cats a safe place to land before finding their forever homes. Keeping adoptable cats at PetSmart not only frees up foster homes for cats waiting for help, but it also gives great exposure to the rescue. This role includes visiting PetSmart in Warwick to socialize and care for the residents and interacting with the general public and potential adopters. The hours can be flexible – PetSmart is open Mondays through Saturdays from 9:00AM to 9:00PM, and on Sundays from 10:00AM to 7:00PM.
In this crucial role, you will work with other TNR volunteers and community members to provide spay and neuter services for cats in our community. This role involves working with our TNR Coordinator to identify needs in the state and working in the community to humanely trap targeted cats. Our Community Cats Team plays a vital role for the rescue and the community by reducing the homeless cat population and identifying cats who are suited for our foster program. Internal training is provided in addition to online training by Neighborhood Cats. Ten Lives provides all of the supplies and support needed for success!
Did you know that you can help cats in our community just by getting them from point A to point B? Helping foster cats get to veterinary appointments or adoption events helps them get one step closer to adoption. Join our Cat Cab Crew to make a difference just by donating your time and wheels!
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