There is nothing stronger and more dedicated than the heart of a volunteer

Second Chance wouldn’t be able to function without the help of our many volunteers.

These caring people visit our cats twice a day—once in the morning and once in the evening—to clean cages, feed the cats and give them medication when necessary as well as playtime and lots of TLC.

Our volunteers also foster cats in their homes. They make sure our cats and kittens are healthy and comfortable with people before being placed in our shelters.

We’re always looking for loving and reliable people to care for our cats or dogs. If you’d like to volunteer at our adoption center, we ask that you complete three training sessions and commit to at least one month of volunteering (a training session lasts approx. 1 ½ hours).

Volunteers need to be a minimum of 17 years of age to work on their own, but we do allow children (12 years and older) to work with the cats or dogs as long as they are accompanied by a guardian.

Second Chance volunteers are very special people who tell us they get plenty of “pay” for their work in the form of the happy meows, purrs and love our cats give them!.


Independent rescuers working with Second Chance Animal Rescue (SCAR) take in these cats and kittens, foster them in their homes, bottle feed kittens too young to feed themselves and get the cats and kittens the veterinary care they need to be healthy.

These loving volunteers also work on socializing these often traumatized and frightened cats until they’re ready to purr, be affectionate and trust people again.

When our cats are vaccinated, spayed or neutered, in good health and ready to be pets, we place them up for adoption at our adoption center.

Our rescuers also foster dogs in their homes. We can only accommodate small dogs right now.

Want to get involved?

    Date of Birth (if under 18 years of age)

    When are you available to volunteer? (Weekly, Weekends, Special Events, Foster Care)

    What days and hours are you available to volunteer? CATS Morning 8-10 a.m. and/or Evening 6-8 p.m.)
    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

    DOGS & CATS Saturday 11-3 p.m.

    Do you have any special skills?

    Are there any limitations that would hinder you from participating in any area of the volunteer program? (example: back injury, epilepsy, heart conditions) If yes, please explain and provide any information you deem necessary.


    In signing this application, I understand and agree to the following:
    I agree to follow the policies and procedures provided me and agree to refresher trainings as new or changes in policies and procedures are update. Enter your Initials

    I agree to share my ideas, comments, suggestions and constructive criticisms directly with my Volunteer Coordinator or acting supervisor as per my job description. Enter your Initials

    I understand ALL ADOPTION INFORMATION is confidential and I may not share or remove any information received in connection with an adoption without the express permission of the Executive Board. Enter your Initials

    I further understand that all volunteers are unpaid members of Second Chance and if I am injured while acting as a volunteer I must rely on my own personal insurance for medical coverage. I relieve Second Chance of any liability or responsibility for any injury incurred in connection while volunteering for Second Chance. Enter your Initials

    If I am 17 years of age, I need my parent to give permission or provide supervision while I am volunteering. If I am under 17 years of age, I must have a parent participate with me in order to volunteer at Second Chance. Enter your Initials