Ten Lives Cat Rescue

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 within our organization:

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 administrative roles available and have listed just some of the roles within our organization. Please submit a volunteer app to learn more about our current needs!  

  • Social Media Assistant: In this role, you will assist with managing 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.
  • Writer: Do you love writing and telling stories? This role might be a great match for you! Ten Lives is seeking a volunteer writer to contribute to our blog and/or lead our newsletter. Strong writing skills and access to a computer are required. 

Adoption Coordinators are responsible for helping our cats and kittens find their best-matched homes! This role involves reviewing adoption applications, checking references, conducting interviews with potential adopters, and working with fosters. This role can be done from the comfort of your home and requires access to a computer. 

In this crucial role, you will work with other  Ten Lives’ volunteers and community members to provide spay and neuter services for cats in our community. This role involves working with our Community Cat 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! 

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 are organized! 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! 

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. 

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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