Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge, Inc.


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Tuesday: Appointment Only
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Thursday: Appointment Only
Friday: Appointment Only
Saturday: Appointment Only
Sunday: Appointment Only

Volunteer Application


Cat Kennel Volunteer

Cat Kennel Volunteer


Please look at the available shifts and volunteer job description below prior to filling out the application, to see if this opportunity would be a match for you!

Job Description:

RBARI Cat Kennel Volunteers assist staff in cleaning cat adoption areas, wash litter pans, bowls, cleaning cat cages, laundry, sweeping, mopping, and dispersing food. Volunteers help staff and volunteers put away donations and supplies and of course, assist our staff in providing compassionate care and socialization for our cats and kittens. 

Reports to: Cat Kennel Managers and Volunteer Manager

Requirements: Cat Kennel Orientation, Mentoring, and final interview with our Cat Kennel Manager to see if you are able to fill one of our available shifts. 


  • Check in with staff for updated information and special instructions about the cats/kittens before starting your volunteer shift 
  • Wash and sanitize hands in between each animal. 
  • Follow cleaning guidelines and protocols to ensure all areas of the Cattery are cleaned properly, including: cleaning and disinfecting occupied and unoccupied cat cages, sweeping and mopping floors, doing the laundry, washing and disinfecting litter boxes
  • Check the washer and dryer, and switch loads when they are complete. 
  • Sweep up spilled food, refill water, and change dirty litter boxes throughout the day
  • Other general cleaning and maintenance tasks. 

Basic skills:

  • Must be able to read, write, listen and communicate effectively.
  • Must be able to follow established instructions and safety/cleaning protocols at all times
  • Must be able to work effectively with staff and other volunteers. 
  • Experience/comfortability working with cats and kittens (all necessary training will be provided).

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time
  • Must be able to bend at the waist and knee and carry 30 lbs.
  • Must be able to safely and compassionately interact with our cats and kittens

Work Environment:

  • Exposure to potential hazards including animal waste, disinfectants, high levels of noise, potential for animal bites and scratches, diseases that can be transmitted from animals to people.

Time Commitment: Reliably able to commit to at least one 2-3 hour shift a week. Will alert the Cat Kennel Manager or Volunteer Manager if you are not able to make your shift. 

Dress Code: Volunteer name badge, volunteer t-shirt, rubber sole, closed-toed/heel shoes, and long pants. (Volunteer t-shirt to be given after the first three weeks of attendance)

Shift Availability: 

“Temporarily Unavailable”

Cat Kennel Volunteer Application:

If this is a match for you, click to apply (be back soon!)