Volunteer to Help the Cats!

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon! We have helped more than 90,000 cats, relying on the help of many volunteers. Your participation is key to ensuring that FCCO's services continue to be available for feral and stray cats and their caregivers.

We are currently seeking volunteers for the following positions and request a 3-month commitment. Priority will be given to filling these roles, however other positions may be available in the future - please let us know if you have specific skills to share!
Click the position for more details.

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CLINIC Positions at a Glance

+ Administrative Assistant

Log incoming phone messages, confirm caregiver appointments, and assist with trap cleaning and office projects as needed.

SHIFTS: Available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday mornings from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. or Monday or Thursday afternoons from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

+ Clinic Check-In

Greet and check-in caregivers as they drop off their cats and assist in cleaning and prepping for next clinic. Some office duties or trap cleaning are part of this position.

SHIFTS: Available Tuesday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

+ Recovery

Clean and prepare traps as cats are in surgery. Get the cats back into their cages after surgery and monitor them as they awaken from surgery.

SHIFTS: Available Tuesday through Friday from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

+ Clinic Closing

Assist with surgical instrument prep, monitor cats during recovery, and help with checking cats out and clinic clean-up.

SHIFTS: Available Tuesday through Friday from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

+ Veterinary Technician or Assistant

QUALIFICATIONS: Credentialed Veterinary Technician (CVT, LVT, RVT) or experienced veterinary assistant.

SHIFTS: Available Tuesday-Friday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and Sunday once a month.

If you are interested in volunteering please click here to fill out our Volunteer Technician Application.

+ Veterinarian

QUALIFICATIONS: The Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon operates a high quality, high volume spay and neuter clinic. Clinics are very fast paced; 2 veterinarians will complete 40-50 surgeries during our weekday clinics and 3 veterinarians will complete 70-90 surgeries during our Sunday clinics.

SHIFTS: Available Tuesday-Friday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and Sunday once a month.

If you are interested in volunteering please click here to fill out our Volunteer Veterinarian Application.

OUTREACH, EVENTS + FUNDRAISING Positions at a Glance

+ Cat Ambassador Team

Staff education/outreach booths at local street fairs and festivals, and distribute flyers and other materials.

SHIFTS: typically Saturdays & Sundays, with the occasional weekday event.

+ Flyering

Everyone can help! Spread the news about upcoming events, spay/neuter specials, and information about our services by flyering and distributing our materials. Click here to print or call Ashley, our Volunteer Coordinator, to get pre-printed flyers. Also, please let Ashley know where you've hung them up!

+ Events

Volunteer at events including the Furball, Catio Tour, and small fundraisers. Assist with planning the annual Furball gala and gathering auction items.

SHIFTS: vary depending on event.

+ Development Assistant

Write donor thank you postcards, assist with donor data entry, prepare mailings and other administrative tasks.

SHIFTS: occasional weekdays

Unable to make the 3 month commitment?  You can still help! 
ONE-TIME VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

+ Make Cat Toys and beds

Cat toys are used for fundraisers and the beds help keep feral cats cozy in the winter.

Here are instructions for No Sew Cat Beds.

+ Make Feral Cat Shelters

Feral cat shelters are distributed throughout the winter to caregivers feeding feral cats. The shelters help keep the cats a warm and dry.

Here are instructions for building shelters.

+ Host a cat food drive

Unopened bags of dry food and cans of regular and kitten food help feed feral and stray cats all year round!

+ Flyering

Everyone can help! Spread the news about upcoming events, spay/neuter specials, and information about our services by flyering and distributing our materials. Click here to print or call Ashley, our Volunteer Coordinator, to get pre-printed flyers.

*Please Contact Ashley before beginning any of these projects

Ashley, our Volunteer Coordinator, can be reached at 503-797-2606, ext. 108 or send her an email.

 
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Steps to Volunteering

  1. Fill out the Volunteer Application.

  2. Within a week, receive an email or phone call about interviewing from Ashley, our Volunteer Coordinator.

  3. Phone interview with Ashley.

  4. Attend an FCCO volunteer information session.

  5. Follow up confirmation and placement.

Please note that additional training will be required for all clinic volunteers, and other positions as necessary.

Volunteer Requirements

  • At least 16 years old.

  • Able to make a weekly volunteer commitment for at least 3 months.

  • Able to commit to scheduled volunteer times.

  • Work well with people - all volunteer positions work directly with the public, staff, and other volunteers.

  • For positions at spay/neuter clinics: able to squat, bend, twist, lift and stand for long periods of time, and be able to lift up to 25 pounds.

If you are interested in volunteering, and you're at least 16 years of age, please click here to fill out our Volunteer Application. You may also print the application and mail it to us at: FCCO - PO Box 82734, Portland, OR 97282.

For more information contact Ashley, our Volunteer Coordinator
503-797-2606, ext. 108 or
send her an email.