Kalamazoo Animal Rescue

Become a Volunteer

Kalamazoo Animal Rescue is currently seeking volunteers to foster cats and dogs, help with adoption events, and contribute in other important ways. You can learn more about fostering by clicking here.

If you are interested in applying to become a KAR volunteer, please fill out the application form. We will contact you within 48 hours to discuss the following volunteer opportunities.


Temporarily housing rescue animals (cats and dogs).

Cat Care

Meet and care for our office cats, including: socialization, fresh food and water, cleaning cages, and scooping litter boxes.

Screening / Adoption Counselor

Helping to find animals (cats and dogs) the perfect home by screening pet applications.


Maintain, improve, and update the Rescue’s website content, including troubleshooting and technical support.

Fundraising / Fundraising Events

Create, schedule, and manage fundraising efforts for the Rescue.


Returning phone calls and emails to the public in response to requests for assistance with cats or dogs.

Adoption Events

Transporting animals to and from the event, setting up and tearing down cages and tables, interacting with the public about the available animals.

Marketing / Communications

Internal and external marketing and communications for the Rescue, including e-newsletters, social media publications, and developing marketing strategies for various Rescue events and available animals (cats and dogs).


Take beautiful photos of available animals.


Research and write grants to raise monetary funds to support Rescue efforts.

Volunteer Program

Volunteer application response, onboarding/training, continuous engagement of volunteers.

Medical Program

Administer medicine and routine veterinary care, including medicine and vaccinations. Veterinary experience preferred.



Thank you for supporting Kalamazoo Animal Rescue.


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