Parent and Me Volunteer Program - 8-15 years 

Thank you for your interest in serving Cat Depot as a Parent and Me Volunteer. We have recently restructured this  program and now recruit for this position twice a year. We ask the guardian and student to attend an information session to learn about the program, requirements, and commitment levels, before going through an interview. The youth/adult team goes through all training together and work together each shift.

Information sessions are limited to 40 people and will be held on: 

  • Socialize the cats and help increase their chance of finding a home

    Thursday, September 28, 2017, 6 PM to 7 PM
  • Thursday, March 29, 2018, 6 PM to 7 PM


To RSVP for a slot at the information session, please e-mail with the session you would like to attend, guardian's name, student's name, and age.

As a Parent and Me volunteer, we require a minimum commitment of 2 regular one-hour shifts per month for at least 6 months.

Volunteer shifts are offered 7 days a week based on availability, from 11 AM to 7 PM Monday through Friday and 11 AM to 5 PM Saturday and Sunday.


Some of the areas you can volunteer as a Parent and Me Volunteer Team are

  • Cat Socializing
  • Costume Character Appearances
  • Outreach table at
    - Petsmart Bradenton
    - Whole Foods Sarasota
    - Miscellaneous events throughout the year
  • Fostering


Want to learn more? RSVP for the next information session!

Ready to RSVP for an Information Session?

To RSVP for a slot at the information session, please e-mail with the session date you would like to attend along with guardian's name and student's name and age. After the information session, if you are interested in continuing with the application process, you can sign up for an in-person interview. If selected to be a volunteer, you will be scheduled for an orientation and can start your training!


Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer at Cat Depot!