Volunteer with MEOW Foundation

MEOW Foundation is 95% volunteer run and operated by dedicated, hard-working, compassionate and caring people who love animals.

Volunteer roles and availability vary throughout the year; we post them here on this page.

Volunteer at the Adoption Centre

Adoption Centre shifts are currently full. When there are new opportunities, they will be listed here!


Volunteer at the Thrift Shop

Various volunteer roles are needed:

  1. Frontline is your finesse. Mingling and rapport is your prowess. Cashier/Retail roles are available!
  2. Behind the scenes is your fortitude. Unloading, sorting, cleaning, organizing and set up is your solace. Positions are available!

Learn more about volunteering at the thrift shop.

The Rewards of Volunteering

Around the world, volunteers engaged in all kinds of activities speak of how much they get out of the experience.

Volunteering can:

  • be fulfilling,
  • provide a sense of purpose,
  • improve mental and physical health,
  • develop new skills,
  • make new connections,
  • build new friendships,
  • increase self-esteem and confidence,
  • help you connect with your community,
  • and it can be fun!

Volunteer at home

Foster a cat in need

Some of our cats need a foster home to help them with socialization or medical needs; others simply aren’t thriving at the Adoption Centre and would benefit from being in a home environment. If you’re interested, fill out an application.

You provide a safe, loving and nurturing environment in your home for rescued cats and kittens until they are adopted.

MEOW provides all the necessary supplies such as food, litter and toys; and covers all veterinary expenses.

The Joys of Fostering

Wondering what fostering is like? One of our foster volunteers shares her experience with fostering cats and kittens on her blog.

And another MEOW volunteer shares her experience fostering kittens and describes the support she has received in a short three-minute video.

You'll find more details in our Foster Home Volunteer Role Description PDF.

Cats that need Foster Care

  • Adult cats that would benefit from being in a foster home
  • Special needs cat (i.e. socialization or medical care)
  • Senior cat
  • Pregnant cat (average number in a litter is 4-6 kittens but it can be more or less)
  • Mother and kittens

For more information about fostering with MEOW Foundation, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator using the information on our Contact page.


Better Impact Volunteer System

If you are a current MEOW Foundation volunteer, you can view upcoming opportunities and record hours contributed online. Just sign in with your username and password.