Volunteer at The Hermitage No-Kill Cat Shelter

One of the best ways to help The Hermitage No-Kill Cat Shelter is through volunteering your time. Volunteers are critical to the work we do; we could not care for the number of cats we do without these dedicated individuals. Volunteer opportunities include: administration; socialization; special events; shelter maintenance; and more.

All volunteers are required to attend a two-hour orientation led by our Volunteer Coordinator. These orientations are held weekly for new volunteers. Our Volunteer Coordinator will contact you with the date for your orientation.

There is a $5.00 orientation fee to cover administrative cost and guarantee your spot in the orientation. Click here to pay the fee. (Select “Volunteer Orientation Fee” from the “Donation Type” drop down menu.) 

As a volunteer, we expect you to care about and have compassion for the many felines in our care. Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age; or accompanied by a parent or guardian, if under the age of 16. Community service volunteers are welcomed as well, so long as there is no felony crime involved.

It is important that volunteers make a commitment to what they do here at the shelter. We look for volunteers who are engaged in the service they provide; possess a positive attitude; take direction; and demonstrate dedication to service. It is also important to work well with the public, as well as the Hermitage Team.

If you are interested in becoming a Hermitage volunteer, complete the volunteer application by clicking the link below.

For questions about volunteering, contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Karina Levine at 520-571-7839 or email [email protected]

For potential volunteers under age 16, a parent or guardian must complete the form below, listing all minor volunteers that parent or guardian will accompany under additional information. All minors under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian each time they come in to volunteer. Children under the age of 13 are too young to become volunteers with us, however we have some amazing programs for kids, our Community Outreach or Event Calendar pages for more information.

Already a volunteer with us and need to log your hours? Please click here.

Volunteer Application

Examples include: handyman, website development; graphic design; veterinary skills; etc.


Early Morning - 7AM-10AM; Morning - 10AM-1PM; Afternoon - 1PM-5PM. Keeping a regular schedule is appreciated, but not required.
Please check the boxes to show that you understand these policies.
Please type your name above to digitally sign this form attesting that you agree with the above statements and have not made any false statements. If you are under 18, your parent/guardian must also sign.