As a private, nonprofit organization, SpayMart relies on the assistance of caring and hard-working volunteers in all of our programs. SpayMart could not exist without volunteers. There are many volunteer opportunities, making it easy for groups and individuals to get involved. Volunteer opportunities range from minor tasks such as transporting a cat to and from a vet to helping with fundraising. No matter what skill or expertise you have, all volunteers share one thing – the desire to make a difference.
Contact us to submit a volunteer application
Cat Care Direct care of the cats (feeding, cleaning cages, and socializing). Locations include several adoption centers in the greater New Orleans area (Metairie, Elmwood, Uptown), as well as the SpayMart sanctuary in Picayune, Mississippi.
Foster Care Foster parents provide a temporary home for animals who need a little extra tender loving care before they are ready for adoption. Animals needing foster care include sick, injured, scared, bottle babies or a nursing mom. A foster home application is required.
Adoption Day Assistance Talk to potential adopters about the cats up for adoption, facilitates introductions between potential adopters and SpayMart cats, answers questions about SpayMart and cats in general. Follows up with clients after an adoption to check on the cat and answer any questions or concerns.
TNR and Colony Caretaker TNR volunteers go into the field to provide TNR (Trap, Neuter, Return) for feral and stray cats. Colony Caretaker volunteers are responsible for providing food, clean water and protection from the elements, to feral cat colonies. Some colonies are fed daily and others are fed two times a week. Caretakers also ensure all cats in the colony are fixed.
Transportation Transporting cats to and from vet appointments, or adoption events using your own vehicle.
Marketing / PR / Graphic Design Help educate the public about SpayMart and our mission via media relations, social media, and marketing campaigns. Help to create a variety of promotional materials including brochures, ads, posters and flyers. Posts adoption ads to PetFinder, Craigslist, and FaceBook.
Photo / You Tube Team Photo team members take pictures of adoptable animals to be used on our web site and in printed materials. You Tube team members take videos of our animals to post on You Tube and on our website.
Administrative Support and Phone Team (from your home) Assist with data entry, filing, phone calls, small projects and other office tasks. Performs a variety of duties such as returning phone calls from the public, calling adopters to check on how their new cat is getting along in their family, etc
Thrift & Gift Store Volunteer Help sort donations, price items, create merchandise displays at our Thrift and Gift Store in Metairie.
Development and Special Events The Development team assists in finding individual and business sponsors, researching and writing grants, and overseeing donor recognition. Special Events volunteers assist with planning and production of special events and fundraising projects.
If you are interested in any of SpayMart’s volunteer opportunities, or if you have something else you can offer, please contact us to get started. The cats are waiting for you!