Volunteering at the Ferndale Cat Shelter & Catfe Lounge

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Volunteers make all the difference in the lives of our cats and in the smooth running of our shelter and Catfe Lounge! We need volunteers for a variety of tasks, including:

  • Cleaning and preparing the Catfe Lounge before opening hours
  • Assisting at the Catfe Lounge during working hours. Includes greeting visitors, caring for the Catfe, and ensuring the care of cats and kittens.
  • Adoption Ambassador. Contacting applicants and checking references for potential adopters.
  • Fostering cats in your home. If you can provide a wonderful, temporary home for cats and kittens, FCS also uses foster homes for cats.
  • TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return)
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing

Volunteer applicants for the Catfe Lounge and Ferndale Cat Shelter must be at least 18 years of age. Under 18 years old? Email our volunteer coordinators at volunteer@ferndalecatshelter.org to ask about other volunteer opportunities.

Getting Started:

Please complete a volunteer application by filling in the form below. If you have any questions, please email our volunteer coordinators at volunteer@ferndalecatshelter.org.

Once your application has been reviewed we will contact you to set up a training meeting and further discuss the best fit for you!


The first permanent Michigan cat cafe, The Catfé Lounge is a different take on the cat cafe concept. We don’t just partner with an animal rescue, we are a part of the Ferndale Cat Shelter – a 501c3 cat rescue.


821 Livernois Ferndale, MI 48220
. When visiting the Catfé, we ask that you please follow the House Rules.


SUN: 12 – 5 p.m. MON: 12 – 5 p.m. TUES: CLOSED WED: 12 – 5 p.m. THURS: 12 – 5 p.m. FRI: 12 – 5 p.m. SAT: 12 – 5 p.m.