KAT Nepal depends greatly on volunteers who donate their time and talent to help the animals. Without volunteers, we could not accomplish or advance our mission. Improving the welfare of animals is a big job. But every little thing you do to help solve the problems of overpopulation, cruelty, neglect, and irresponsible pet ownership counts.
The KAT Nepal Volunteer Program will give you the satisfaction of knowing that you are making a difference in the lives of all animals. We couldn’t conduct all the hands-on work that we do at KAT Center without the aid of a fantastic group of volunteers!
All new volunteers are required to attend a new volunteer orientation. Pre-registration is required, and space is limited.
At the session, prospective volunteers will receive a tour of the center and specific information on volunteering and volunteer opportunities in the shelter. During the session, new volunteers will learn how to log their time and when shifts are available.
Steps to becoming a KAT Nepal Volunteer are as follows:
- Apply to become a volunteer.
- Review and sign the Volunteer Agreement.
- Sign up for a Volunteer Orientation.
- Sign up for your first shift and get hands on training to become a KAT Nepal Volunteer.
- Be able to volunteer at least 2 to 4 hours per week.
- Complete your course of Rabies Vaccinations.
- Support KAT Nepal’s policies and philosophies wholeheartedly.
- Have fun.
Volunteer Opportunities:Read More
Assist in maintaining the health and wellbeing of the rescue’s pets and creating an inviting environment for potential adopters and clients to provide the best possible service to the community through everyday tasks such as laundry, dishes, sorting donations, sweeping, cleaning, and organizing.
General Volunteers assist with all the supplementary tasks that keep the shelter running smoothly.
Help provide the shelter’s dogs and cats with physical activity and enrichment through walks, playtime, and more by assisting with cleaning out the kennels, helping out at feeding times, cleaning and grooming animals, checking animals daily and monitoring their health. You will also help with general cleaning, laundry, dishes, and other essential tasks. For the safety of our animals and volunteers, only volunteers who can demonstrate proper handling after training will be approved. Documented Rabies Vaccinations required.
Administrative and Research Volunteers
Assist shelter staff with projects such as data entry, grant writing, filing, and organizational projects. Conduct surveys on animal birth control and other emerging concerns and solutions related to animal welfare.
KAT Nepal hosts many events each year and can always use volunteer support at fundraising events throughout the community. Event Volunteers assist with tabling, sharing information about the shelter, event set-up, and clean-up, directing guests, and much more.
Help keep the shelter grounds clean and functional by weed whacking, lawn mowing, and trail maintenance. Assist with other projects such as painting, general repairs, and more.
Social Media Volunteers
Help keep the shelter relevant on multiple social media platforms by making and uploading videos and taking photos and posting on social media. Responding to the comments and message that are received in social media.
Technical Medical Volunteer
Surround yourself with animals and people who are kind to them. Sign up to become a volunteer today!
Roman Ragu Shrestha
Talking about the volunteering experience it was very fruitful experience where i learn so many things from our Doctor, Vet Nurses, Dog catching team and from other volunteers as well.
I don’t know how time flies it has been around a year of my volunteer experience in KAT Center Nepal where I work freely with good and healthy environment provided by our KAT Family. Every people are so good and friendly that we feel KAT as our home.
Also, I would like to say happily that whenever we are free we would love to volunteer in KAT Center happily.
Roman Raghu Shrestha
There are very few experiences that I can say “changed my life,” but volunteering at the KAT Centre was one of them. A pioneer in animal welfare, the KAT Centre was the only organization in 2007 that was managing Kathmandu’s street dog population and reducing the horrific suffering of the dogs. The staff and other volunteers were extremely welcoming and friendly, and we experienced a lot of the highs and lows of animal care together. I learned about best practices of shelter management and the value of a widespread sterilization program, which launched me into a career in animal welfare.