Volunteering at KCPP

KCPP Volunteer

Volunteers are the heart of KC Pet Project

Volunteers are the heart of KC Pet Project and without their time, talents, and resources we would not be able to save the lives of over 10,000 animals each year. Whether you have a free day on the weekend or an occasional hour after work, there is a place for you at KC Pet Project. Join us today to help change an animal’s life forever.

Volunteer with Kitten

Volunteer Program and Mission Statement

The mission of the Volunteer Program at the Kansas City Pet Project is to provide a fulfilling experience to the volunteer, and provide necessary assistance to staff at KCPP. Volunteers are one of our most valuable resources! With your commitment and assistance we will work together to make the organization successful in promoting animal welfare, providing public education, and giving shelter animals some much needed love and attention!

Basic Requirements for Volunteers

  • Must be able to meet the Essential Capabilities of Volunteers
  • Must have a working email account.
  • Must be able to purchase a volunteer t-shirt and wear it every time you volunteer.
  • Must be able to commit 4 hours of time a month in the first 3 months of volunteering.
  • Mature and respectful attitude is required while at shelter at all times.
  • Support the Kansas City Pet Project’s mission.

Current KCPP Volunteers

Current KCPP Volunteers: Login to the volunteer database here to sign up for shifts, classes, and to update your information.

Petco Habitat Program

Volunteers are needed at all of these locations to help with daily care of our kitties. This is a wonderful family-friendly volunteer activity and you get to help with the feeding, cleaning, and socializing of the kitties at these Petco stores throughout the metro.

Our Petco Cat Habitats program is an independent volunteering position. We have 10 Petco locations (Olathe, 75th & Metcalf in Overland Park, Independence, Liberty, Grandview, 136th & Stateline, Belton, Blue Springs, Vivion Road and Barry Road) that house adoptable cats for KC Pet Project. Volunteers are scheduled to come in twice a day (morning or evening) to care for the cats (cleaning, feeding, socializing, etc.) while they are at the Habitats waiting for their new home!

The first step to becoming a volunteer is to start with this online Petco Cat Habitat Orientation