Cat Volunteer Training

Paws and Tails University
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CAT 101

SICSA is always looking for talented and passionate individuals to help us support and care for the animals in our care.

If you are interested in volunteering and working directly with our cats, please complete the Cat 101 training. There are two parts to the Cat 101 course:

  1. Watching the Cat 101 Training Video
  2. Passing the Orientation Post-Test
CAT 101 Training VIDeo
CAT 101 Post Test
Note: Kids between the ages of 8-14 can participate in cat and dog kennel activities or Paw Partners with their parent or guardian. Our Parent-Youth-Partner Program (PYPer) teaches children the importance of treating animals humanely and will prepare them for the responsibility of owning a pet, while allowing them to work side-by-side with a parent or guardian. Questions? Scroll down to read more about our program or visit the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) below.
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Join us at SICSA for an informational open house to learn more about our volunteer program and foster program.

Check back for dates and times.

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs) About Volunteering

We appreciate any time volunteers devote to SICSA! However, we greatly depend on volunteers coming in on a regular basis for dog walking or cat kennel cleaning, as well as various other events. We ask that SICSA volunteers complete at least four hours of service per month. These hours can be split based on volunteer schedule, and we have a convenient, online system that volunteers utilize to sign up for shifts. We ask that volunteers sign up for these shifts ahead of time so that we know who is coming in and can plan schedules accordingly.

Volunteers are considered active provided they have volunteered at least once in the last six months. Volunteers who have been inactive for a year or more will be asked to retake training classes.

Available Positions For Adult Volunteers

Animal Care


To ensure cats have quality interaction with humans to enrich their social and mental wellbeing and overall happiness.


Must be 18 years of age or older to participate in SICSA’s adult volunteer program.


All Cat Kennel Volunteers must complete Cat 101 online training course and test. Then sign up for Cat 101 course at SICSA through Volgistics.


Cat Kennel Volunteers report directly to the Animal Care Technician (ACT) on duty as well as the Volunteer Manager.

Physical Demands

  • Frequent standing, bending, reaching, kneeling, sitting on the floor and walking required.
  • Comfortable handling animals with unknown backgrounds as well as consistent exposure to animal allergens under conditions with limited alternatives available.

Must be comfortable working with and handling animals of varying temperaments.

Housekeeping & Administrative

Access Volgistics

To access Volgistics from home, please use the link below. Volgistics allows you to manage a multitude of aspects within your account: from signing-up for shifts, entering service hours, managing message preferences to updating your contact details and much more!

Visit Volgistics

Please take a moment and confirm your email account is set to receive our Volgistics emails. To do this, go to your Account tab in Volgistics and review the Message Preferences section.