Volunteer with MEOW Foundation

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

Volunteer roles and availability vary throughout the year. Any open positions are posted on this page.

Volunteer at the Adoption Centre

We're seeking Cat Care/Cleaner volunteers to feed the cats and clean adoption rooms and cat enclosures.


  • Follow MEOW's cleaning protocols to ensure that adoption rooms, cat enclosures and common areas are clean and sanitized
  • All aspects of cat feeding including distributing food and sanitizing used food dishes
  • Clean cat enclosures and adoption rooms including scooping litter boxes, washing floors and disinfecting all surfaces
  • Socialize with the cats throughout the cleaning shift


Adoption Centre volunteers must be 18 or over and be comfortable with varied cat temperaments.

Volunteer Positions available are:
  • Morning Cleaner: Thursday – Weekly from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. (1 volunteer)

Volunteer at MEOW Charity Thrift Shop

MEOW Charity Thrift Shop is seeking volunteers for the front of the shop (cash and merchandising) and back of the shop (unloading, sorting donations, cleaning and organizing)! Thrift shop volunteers must be 16 years of age or older.

Volunteer Positions Currently Available:

Sunday: Front of Store Bi-weekly 9:30am to 1:00pm

Receiver (Back of Store) Weekly 9:30 to 1:00pm

Receiver (Back of Store) Weekly 1:00pm to 4:30pm

Thursday: Front of Store Weekly 9:30am to 1:00pm

Receiver (Back of Store)  Weekly 1:30 to 5:30pm

For a description of positions, visit:



Volunteer at Regal Cat Café

Regal Cat Café shifts are full at this time! If shifts become available, we will say so here.

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Other Roles

Volunteer Craft Makers

Help us sew, knit and crochet! MEOW sells hand-made merchandise like pet beds and mats, catnip toys, snuffle mats and balls, aprons, bowl cozies, tote bags, etc. We are seeking crafters with attention to detail and pride in workmanship.

MEOW provides all materials, instructions and required patterns. You provide your own sewing/serger machines.

MEOW at the Markets

MEOW Foundation has booth space at many local markets and craft fairs. If you're confident and comfortable talking to people and have weekend availability, consider volunteering at the markets!

Shifts are up to 4 hours and training is provided.

Become a Foster Home

We are currently recruiting foster homes for cats with special medical needs. If you are comfortable administering medications, can transport your foster to vet appointments and have no other pets (or a reliable way to keep animals in the home separate), please consider applying to foster!

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. We also put all pregnant cats and litters of kittens in foster homes.

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.

What is fostering like?

Read about one of our foster's experiences on her blog, or watch this video featuring one of our foster homes to learn more about what you can expect when fostering with us.

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

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.