Salem Friends of Felines - Volunteer Application
Salem Friends of Felines is a no-kill organization for cats in Salem. We are a large group of dedicated, caring, and hardworking individuals committed to helping cats and people in our community. The mission of Salem Friends of Felines is to provide shelter services to homeless cats in Marion & Polk counties in order to reduce cat homelessness.

SFOF offers spay and neuter assistance through a low cost voucher program. Our goal is to help with the problem of cat over-population. Salem Friends of Felines is a community resource for the welfare of homeless, abandoned, and abused cats and kittens in Salem, Oregon, and its surrounding cities. Our goal is to lower euthanasia rates at our local animal control services and kill shelters by:

• Bringing homeless pets into our program for medical and social rehabilitation and re-homing; and
• Providing resources to pet owners to encourage their responsibility and commitment to their pets and prevent them from contributing to the homeless pet population (i.e., spay/neuter awareness and micro-chipping).

We want to continue to be a valuable resource to our community. We strongly believe that one person can make the difference in the life of an animal in need and as an organization, we can achieve more than we could individually.

Volunteers are given as much or as little responsibility as they choose, once we are aware of their abilities and after completing the necessary orientation and trial service period.

Some Volunteer Positions will require a formal interview. More information about the different positions will be discussed at the orientation.

Please carefully read the information provided on this form.
  • Personal Information

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  • This information is required for your file in case there is an emergency while you are volunteering.

    If you do not provide this information your application may not be accepted.
  • If you are under the age of 17 and leave this section blank, your application may not be accepted.
  • Due to the needs of the kitties and required training needed for most duties, we are unable to accommodate requests for Community Service that are under 12 hours.
  • Days and hours are variable depending on the position.

    The shelter is open to the public during the following times:

    11am - 6pm, Monday through Saturday
    11am - 4pm on Sunday

    We are closed to the public on Easter, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day & New Years Day, BUT we still need volunteers for certain duties on these days.
  • Applications submitted without a signature may not be accepted.

    *** NOTE *** If the volunteer is 12-17 years of age, then a parent or legal guardian must sign below legally agreeing to the terms and conditions listed above.
  • The Salem Friends of Felines (SFOF) Volunteer Coordinators will contact you at the email address you provided above. You should be contacted within 2 weeks of your application being submitted.

    Please make sure you have filled out all of the required fields or your application will error out and not be submitted.

    -Cat Care - Shelter - Daily
    Morning Shift - 8am, lasts ~ 2-3 hours
    Afternoon Shift - 2pm, lasts ~ 2 hour

    -Cat Care - PetSmart - Daily
    Morning Shift - 10am(flexible), lasts ~ 1 hour
    Afternoon Shift - 4pm(flexible), lasts ~ 1 hour

    Thrift Store & Donation Sorting - Daily, hours may vary

    Thrift Store Cashiering (Longer shifts, must be age 18+)