We would not exist without our volunteers. You can help save the lives of homeless animals by volunteering your time, or by opening your home to a foster animal.
Foster homes needed
Foster pet parents open their hearts and their homes to provide temporary shelter for our homeless cats and dogs.
Companions In Waiting is in URGENT need of foster homes. If you are interested in becoming a foster parent, please email us or call us at (650) 328-0474, or fill out our foster home application and return it today!
Other volunteer positions
We're happy you're interested in becoming a Companions in Waiting volunteer. Below is a list of ways you can help CIW with the gift of your time.
- Cat Care Volunteer
Can you commit one hour twice weekly to caring for some of our foster cats and kittens? Primary responsibilities are socializing cats and kitten, and litterbox cleaning. Some of the kittens that come into our care are shy, and the chance to play with you helps them become friendly and confident. This position takes place at one of our foster homes in Menlo Park, California.
- Adoption Fair Staff
We hold adoption fairs in Menlo Park and Half Moon Bay. We need volunteers who can learn the Companions in Waiting adoption policies, work with the public, and commit to attending a certain number of adoption fairs monthly to help facilitate adoptions. If you love animals, helping them find loving homes is a highly rewarding experience.
- Communications Director
Strong writing skills and a love of companion animals are the requirements for this position. We're looking for a Communications Director who can compile information for our annual newsletter, write articles and put it all together for publication.
For the health and safety of our volunteers and adopters, and in compliance with California's shelter-in-place order, our upcoming fairs are cancelled until further notice. If you're interested in meeting a CIW animal, please email us, or call us at 650-328-0474.
There are no fairs scheduled at this time. If you're interested in meeting a CIW animal, please email us, or call us at 650-328-0474.
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