Volunteer

Come and play with us!

Crash’s Landing and Big Sid’s Sanctuary are staffed solely by volunteers. If you want to spend some time with people who love helping cats and their community, come join us!

Volunteers are responsible for the daily care of all of our cats, from feeding to cleaning. Of course, the 50+ free roaming cats will be more than happy to assist and supervise. Training will be provided to familiarize you with all the house rules. 

We are very flexible with anyone that is interested in helping out. Below are the available shifts:

  • Morning: 8am – Noon
  • Evening: 5pm – 8pm

We have a few simple requirements for all volunteers:

  • Regular access to email
  • Willingness to commit to at least one shift per month ranging from 3 to 4 hours
  • If you have cats in your family, they must be spayed or neutered and current on all vaccines. We require your vet’s contact information and will call them to confirm spay/neuter status and vaccination history.
  • Be at least 16 years old or 10 years old with parental supervision

If you are interested in volunteering, contact us at volunteer@crashslanding.org. It may take up to 72 hours to respond to your email. We will do our best to respond to your inquiry as soon as possible.

Tell me More!

All volunteers would love nothing more than to sit and pet cats all day. But as the saying goes, those litter boxes aren’t going to scoop themselves! All volunteers must contribute to the cleanliness of the shelters and every shift is a working, active shift. Some of the tasks include:

  • scooping
  • mopping
  • vacuuming
  • laundry
  • feeding
  • general cleaning.

There is still plenty of time to snuggle on some kitties, just as long as the work is done first.

Volunteer Tours
Would you like to find our more about volunteering before committing? Come to our Volunteer Tours held on the 2nd Sunday of every month at 1pm.

  • Tour our shelter
  • Meet the kitties
  • Find out about open positions and times
  • Get a feel for the tasks that a volunteer performs to keep the shelter and the kitties in tip top shape.

It is not necessary to RSVP for our volunteer tours. If you have any other questions about volunteering, you may contact volunteer@crashslanding.org.

What our volunteers say about spending time at Crash’s and Big Sid’s:

“I feel like I’m a part of something really special. I’ve never been a part of something so thoughtful and loving. It really makes a difference in our community. The best part of volunteering is being part of the bigger picture; everyone that volunteers has a really big heart and loves the organization.”

“I feel so honored to get a chance to help these wonderful felines when no one else would give them a chance. My heart and soul goes into each and every one of them… I have met many friends – human and feline – through volunteering at Crash’s and Big Sid’s.”

“When I invite people to come to Crash’s or Big Sid’s they think it will be sad because it’s a bunch of rescue kitties, but then they come and see the beauty in it, and the lives we are helping. And they leave happy. I bring my young niece with me to volunteer every week. It teaches her unconditional love, responsibility, and caring for something that is bigger than ourselves. We are saving lives, feline and human alike.”