Volunteer 2020-03-23T19:07:24+00:00
Due to COVID-19, Perry’s Place is closed to the public until further notice. We have temporarily suspended new volunteer trainings and group volunteer events. If you would like to volunteer, please fill out a volunteer application. We will add you to the list to start training as soon as we are able. Thank you for your understanding, and for your desire to help our cats!

Volunteer your time for homeless cats

When you volunteer with Heaven on Earth, you’re helping us fulfill our mission of transforming the lives of homeless cats through rescue, sanctuary and new beginnings. We need volunteers to help us care for our sanctuary and adoption center cats by feeding, cleaning, socializing and providing daily enrichment. We also need adoption counselors, photographers, event coordinators and anyone with a knack for marketing our residents and programs. You may even decide to take your volunteer work home with you and become a foster!

However you’re able to donate your time, we can assure you that no two days will be the same and every task makes an impact on the number of lives we’re able to save.

Basic requirements

  • Fill out an online application

  • Attend an in-person training at Perry’s Place in North Hollywood

  • Be at least 13 years old with parent/guardian permission

  • Wear appropriate attire and adhere to all volunteer safety instructions

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Who can volunteer:

Youth Volunteers
Youth VolunteersAges 13-17
Youth volunteers may volunteer at Perry’s Place and for special events (excludes Petsmart locations). Volunteers in need of community service hours are welcome.
Adult Volunteers
Adult VolunteersAges 18+
We welcome adult volunteers from all over Los Angeles to provide love and care to our wonderful cats at Perry’s Place and mobile adoption locations.
Group Volunteers
Group VolunteersUp to 15 people
We welcome all types of group volunteering including: corporate groups, community groups, private groups and Boy/Girl Scout projects. Email liz@heavenlypets.org to request more information.

Volunteer Locations

Mobile Events

Petsmart Santa Clarita
Petsmart Tujunga

We currently house cats in-store at two Petsmart locations – Santa Clarita and Tujunga. These cats need daily care and rely on a team of dedicated volunteers to clean, feed and play with our resident cats. For weekend adoption events, 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.

Perry’s Place

North Hollywood

Our main sanctuary has up to twelve free-roaming rooms, many of which care for special needs populations. As a Perry’s Place volunteer, you are part of the team that creates a homelike environment by cleaning, feeding and maintaining the building to ensure it is ready for visitors. You can also spend quiet time socializing shyer cats and kittens, as well as working with senior or special needs cats who need extra grooming and TLC. Sanctuary volunteers are welcome daily from 9am-4pm. You may also train to assist during our public adoption hours which are Wednesday – Sunday from 2pm-7pm. These tasks include greeting visitors, cleaning meet and greet rooms, counseling potential adopters and completing adoption contracts.

We also need volunteers to help with administrative tasks, fundraising, photography and more! If you have a specialized skill to share, email volunteers@heavenlypets.org

Virtual / in-home

Wherever you are!

Help us from the comfort of your own home. We accept virtual assistance with fundraising, graphic design, marketing and more. We also need in-home foster volunteers. Take home a Perry’s Place cat and help it on the way to adoption!

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