Volunteer Opportunities

Our mission could not be accomplished without the invaluable help of our volunteers. We hope you’ll explore these rewarding, nurturing opportunities. Whether you enjoy caring for animals, caring for the Earth, or lending a hand with building projects, we offer opportunities that pair well with the skills you have to offer.

Animal Care

Do you have a special place in your heart for feline friends?  Socialization of the kittens who come to Nahimana Forest is one of the most important services we deliver. Frequent, loving human interaction helps prepare them for their next stages, whether with their adoptive families, or here as our ambassadors.

Possible Volunteer responsibilities include:

  • Litter box maintenance

  • Cleaning water containers; replenishing fresh water

  • Playing with the kittens/cats

  • General cleaning of living space

  • Assistance with Fundraisers

  • Help build our social media following

  • Offer your Grant writing skills 

  • Creating cat enrichment toys/play spaces

  • Read to the kittens and share on social media

Dawn, Damian, Lelei with cat castle.HEIC

Care of the Earth

Our animal sanctuary is surrounded by a 22-acre private forest, much of which is conserved for natural wildlife habitat.  As such, some areas are left untouched, while others are enhanced to provide indigenous food sources and shelter for deer, foxes, birds and other native species.  A network of trails will be expanded to offer children's groups access for various programs that connect them with Nature.


Volunteer responsibilities include:

  • Clearing the Creek of Debris

  • Planting alongside the Mountain Laurel Kitten Cottage 

  • Trail Building for our future kid programs

  • Clearing fallen branches

We welcome volunteers who are at least 16 years of age. We ask that you make a regular commitment to volunteering, whether that be once a week or twice a month, so that we can staff according to need. Please fill out our volunteer application or contact us with questions.