Furrever Friends Rescue & Volunteers, Inc. is a no-kill rescue helping to find safe, furrever families for homeless cats and kittens. We need your help to make this a reality. Your time is the most valuable thing you can donate, so thank you for your willingness to spend your time with FFRV! It’s not only heartwarming to us, but keeps our kitties purring!
Available volunteer opportunities include but are not limited to:
- PetSmart Adoption Center Volunteer
- Adoption Event Volunteer
- Fundraising Team Member
- Foster Care Transport
- Adoption Application Processor
**Please note: Many jobs and duties pop up unexpectedly. This means that the best volunteers are the ones who are willing to help with anything and everything.
To volunteer, you must:
- Be 18 or older; 14 or older (Junior Volunteer) with a parent or guardian
- Submit a volunteer application below
- Attend 3 training sessions
- Sign a Volunteer Release and Waiver of Liability (will be given out at training)
- Take initiative, work independently, and with a team when needed.
- Treat animals kindly, and with love and respect.
Volunteers are also expected to represent Furrever Friends and themselves in a professional and respectful manner.
Once you complete the volunteer application, our Volunteer Coordinator will process it. If approved, you will recieve an email inviting you to sign up for training.
Training is mandatory.
At training, new volunteers will learn about opening shifts, social shifts, and closing shifts at our Deptford PetSmart Adoption Center. You will also learn about the goals, policies, and procedures of FFRV, as well as the various volunteer opportunities available.
All trainings are held at our Deptford PetSmart Adoption Center, located at 2000 Clements Bridge Rd, Deptford, NJ.
Fostering a cat is a volunteer-at-home experience that helps us keep space available at the adoption center and also gives you a chance to save lives. Animals that need foster homes include: kittens under 12 weeks, pregnant or nursing cats, cats recovering from injuries or surgeries, senior cats and cats with special needs. During the application process you can specify what you feel comfortable fostering. For example bottle-fed kittens, older animals, special needs, etc.
How long will I be fostering a pet?
Fostering can take anywhere from a few days to a few months; it’s dependant on the individual animal that you are fostering. You do not need prior experience and it’s okay if you have pets at home as long as they’re up to date on all of their shots and are friendly.
How do I become a Foster?
- Apply online! Fill out the Foster Application below. Be as thorough as possible! Please make sure that your information is accurate and up to date. Also, please take care when listing personal references because these are a major source of information in our approval process.
- Application Review: Our Foster Coordinator will go through each application thoroughly to make sure your family is a good fit for our program! The review and approval period can take anywhere from one to three weeks. Be patient and remember that we are trying to make the best fits possible for your family and our program!
- Home Visit: A home visit may be required. The home visit is an opportunity to meet with one of our volunteers and to ensure you are matched with the right foster pet.
- You will be contacted once your application has been approved. At that point, your name will be added to our Foster Email List. You are then eligible to receive calls and foster pleas! You will receive the Foster Manual that reviews our foster policies and procedures before taking home your first foster animal.