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. 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


  • 18 or over
  • Enjoy spending time with cats and comfort with varied cat temperaments
  • Able to volunteer a minimum of two shifts a month (weekly preferred)
  • Available during our volunteer shift hours:
    • 8:30-11:30 and 4:30-6:30 Monday through Thursday
    • 8:30-11:30 and 3:30-5:45 Friday
    • 8:30-11:30 and 3:00-5:00 Saturday and Sunday

Volunteer at the 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.

Become a Foster Home

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.