Volunteers are the backbone of the Rescue, and are needed throughout the year for a variety of daily activities, programs, and events, including the following:
Visiting with, grooming and playing with adoptable cats to ensure their socialization and to help new arrivals overcome relinquishment anxiety or depression. This helps keep kitties active, used to being handled, and aware that they are loved.
Grounds and Building Maintenance
Helping with on-site cleaning, maintenance and grounds keeping projects (shoveling snow, weeding, cleanup, painting, construction and repairs as needed).
Public Events, Publicity, and Fundraising
Donating time or special skills to assist with special-events fundraising, publicity, our newsletter or updating our website, and/or public outreach and educational activities at numerous community events both on- and off-site, such as cat shows, public adoption events, including helping with set-up and tear-down of booths and equipment and cat transport. We especially need help with website maintenance of our page at erietrapandrelease.com
Daily Rescue Housekeeping Tasks
Help maintain cats’ health and welfare by laundering and folding blankets, towels, and linens used to provide comfortable bedding for the cats, or keeping kennels and litter boxes clean and sanitized.
Represent the Rescue by helping visitors tour the Rescue, find a new fur baby, or assist with relinquishing a cat. Also inform visitors of our available volunteer opportunities.
Step 1: How To Volunteer
Please fill out the form below and give a call to the Rescue at (814) 873-6265 if you can help. If you are volunteering for school credit please CALL before arriving or coming in to volunteer so we can place you on the schedule and fill in your paperwork. Note: Volunteers must be 18 in order to volunteer.
Step 2: Accepted as a Volunteer
Once you receive a call and acceptance that you are cleared to volunteer for Erie Trap and Release. Please make sure to fill out this form and give to Erie Trap and Release.
We are so grateful for your assistance in this cause. If it weren't for your help, we wouldn't be able to save all the lives we save. You are the ones who make it possible for us to do what we do, and we appreciate it every day. Please accept our sincerest thanks!
Erie Trap and Release