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Ways to Get Involved

The shelter's available volunteer positions change nearly every month. Currently, the shelter is looking for two committed individuals for Sunday morning cat care. This rewarding opportunity to care for the fancy felines of IMHS requires the following:

Position Summary: Volunteers are needed between 8.30 a.m. - 11 a.m. to perform cleaning and animal care duties in the cat adoption room, to include feeding and socializing with the cats, cleaning cages, and sweeping and mopping the floor in preparation for opening the shelter at 11am. Please be aware this position involves direct contact with cleaning chemicals. IMHS offers protective gear for your protection. Although, many volunteers prefer to bring their own gloves or smocks to their fitting preference.


Commitment to one regular shift weekly. Highly dependable. Ability to recognize and report signs and symptoms of illness in cats and to work safely around cats who may be shy, frightened or undersocialized. Demonstrated sense of compassion and respect for animals, and sensitivity to the psychological needs of animals who are suffering from stress or fright. This position is appropriate for volunteers aged 16 yrs and up, or mature children aged 12 – 15 yrs co-working with a parent on the same shift.

Please submit a volunteer application online or stop by the shelter during open hours of 11am-4pm daily to apply for this position.

This is just a sampling of our volunteer opportunities. For information on other opportunities such as committees and board positions, contact

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