Are you a cat lover looking to make an impact in the rescue world?
Volunteers are the heart of Heaven on Earth and play a key role in our work on behalf of homeless cats and kittens.
Prospective volunteers must attend an orientation at Heaven on Earth’s sanctuary, Perry’s Place, before beginning volunteer duties. New volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of four hours a month for at least six months. All volunteers are expected to wear Heaven on Earth volunteer shirts whenever volunteering; shirts are available at Perry’s Place for $10. Minimum age for volunteering is 14 but please be aware that some programs may have different age requirements.
We can’t wait to meet you and help you get started as a volunteer for Heaven on Earth!
Open Volunteer Positions
Perry’s Place Volunteers
As a Perry’s Place volunteer, you are part of the team that creates a homelike environment for hundreds of homeless cats and kittens every year. Perry’s Place volunteers help maintain the sanctuary during public hours to ensure the cats are comfortable and the facility is ready for visitors. They spend quiet time socializing shyer cats and kittens, as well as working with senior or special needs cats who need extra grooming and TLC, and they often help prepare for each weekend’s mobile adoption events. We ask for a volunteer commitment of at least four hours a month for six months during our public hours, which are Thursday and Friday from 3 to 8 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 6 pm.
As a SpayShip volunteer, you provide support to a program that has facilitated the spay or neuter of more than 5,000 cats and kittens since it began in 2009. SpayShip volunteers meet on Saturdays for community outreach aimed at spreading the word about this free transport service, focusing particularly on neighborhood canvassing in targeted areas of the San Fernando Valley. They also help periodically with tabling events, passing out flyers and talking with the public about the SpayShip program in particular and the importance of spaying and neutering in general. We ask for a volunteer commitment of twice a month for at least two hours. More information about SpayShip can befound here.
As an adoption volunteer, you play an important role in helping cats and kittens find forever homes and families. Adoption volunteers cover shifts at mobile events in area pet stores, currently six different locations each week. Duties include set-up and tear-down (tables, cages and supplies), as well as working the event itself; transport of cats to and from the event may also be involved, depending upon the location. Volunteers should enjoy the experience of meeting and interacting with the general public and be prepared for a fair amount of lifting and standing. We ask for a volunteer commitment of at least once a month on a Saturday or Sunday, from roughly 11 am to 4 pm.
More ways to help
Occasionally we need volunteers to help with specific projects — representing Heaven on Earth at outreach events, participating in fundraisers, helping spread the word through social media and email and even some administrative tasks.