We truly appreciate your interest in volunteering at Kitty City NM. The wonderful work you do is very important and there are many ways to lend a hand and heart to make a difference in the animals’ lives.

Who can volunteer?

We welcome anyone who is six years old and up, although minors age 6-17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian while volunteering. Each adult can supervise up to three minors during a volunteer shift. If your group has four or more minors, two adults must be present to supervise them while volunteering.

What are the daily volunteer shifts?

There are two volunteer shifts every day of the year. Shift times are 8:15-12:00 p.m. and 1:15-4:00 p.m. Kitty City NM is on Mountain Time.

How do I schedule volunteer time?

Please visit us at Kitty City NM or contact us by email or phone for volunteer scheduling.

What happens when I arrive at Kitty City NM?

You will have a pre-scheduled 10-minute check-in at the Kitty City NM prior to volunteering. A representative from the Volunteer Department will meet with you to provide name badges, schedules, and other important information to make your volunteer experience the best it can be.

What should I wear?

Closed-toe shoes are required for volunteering in all animal areas. Sneakers or hiking shoes are the preferred footwear and shoes must have a heel strap at minimum. Clog type shoes are not permitted. It’s a good idea to wear long pants in all the areas. We advise dressing in layers during the spring, fall and winter months because the mornings can be chilly and the afternoons warm.

Is there a place to eat at Kitty City NM?

At this time, we do not have food or water provided for volunteers, so please bring drinking water and snacks with you.

Can groups volunteer at Kitty City NM?

Yes Kitty City allows group volunteers and group visits of up to 10 people. At least two adults are required per group, and one adult can supervise up to five minors.