cc_6218-lThe strength and success of Fat Kitty City comes from our amazing and dedicated team of volunteers. We are always looking for more volunteers to help us in a number of ways.

Whether it is helping out in the office, taking care of the kitties at the Sanctuary, assisting at our weekly adoption events or fostering, we can always use the help!

If you are an adult interested in volunteering, please download and fill out an Adult Volunteer Application and bring it with you to your scheduled orientation.

If you have any questions about volunteering and/or the adult volunteer application, please contact Christie Cook Palm at ccp@fatkittycity.org

IF YOU ARE A YOUTH, PLEASE GO TO THE YOUTH VOLUNTEER PAGE.  THE YOUTH VOLUNTEER APPLICATION FORM IS DIFFERENT FROM THE ADULT FORM.  Please request to Christie Cook Palm ccp@fatkittycity.org that the form be EMAILED TO YOU. In addition, you will receive other  important information regarding the youth program.  Youth volunteer application forms must be brought to your orientation.

Our greatest volunteer needs currently are:


  • Requires a commitment of 1 day a week to an AM or PM shift
  • Feed dry food/wet food, provide clean water & scoop litter boxes
  • Work in teams of 3-4 people
  • Commitment of 1 month required
  • Training requires shadowing of feeder teams
  • Clean buildings, acclimation cages, change bedding, disinfect litter boxes, etc.
  • Must have license and transportation
  • Shuttle cats/kittens to and from sanctuary to Petco and/or Petsmart stores or to vet appointments
  • On-call position – we would contact you for transport and if available you would let us know
  • Usual transport needs are on Thurs/Fri and Mon/Tues for Petco/Petsmart adoption
  • Vet Appointments can be any day of the week
KENNEL TECHS at Petsmart
  • Volunteer days and hours are flexible
  • Responsible for cleaning kennels, checking on food/water, clean bedding and socializing cats at Petco in Cameron Park, Petco in Folsom, PetSmart on IRON POINT in Folsom and PetSmart in Rancho Cordova
  • Communicating to Adoption Staff how animals are doing in kennels
  • Commitment of 1 Saturday and/or Sunday a month
  • Minimum of one month required
  • Work with adoption team to find loving homes for our deserving kitties through thorough screening, background checks and filling out appropriate paperwork
  • Training requires shadowing adoption teams a minimum of 3 times
  • Adoption hours:
    • PetSmart Folsom (IRON POINT RD): Hours available Sat. & Sun. 11a-4p
    • PetSmart Rancho Cordova: Hours available Sat. & Sun. 11a-4p
    • Petco Cameron Park: Saturday 11a-3p
    • Petco Folsom: Saturday 11a-3p
  • Flexible hours and commitment
  • Brush cats, provide treats, pet, and playtime
  • Communicate cats’ needs as observed while socializing to sanctuary manager



Click here for information on our

Youth Volunteer Program!