Volunteer opportunities

If you care about cats and people, we would love to have you join 4 Paws as a volunteer! You can get involved in lots of different ways—get details about some of our popular volunteer positions below.

  • Caregiver: Work with cats by providing cleaning, food, water, love and attention. Caregiver positions are available at the Peoria Shelter, the Youngtown Adoption Center and our 2 PetSmart locations (Surprise and Lake Pleasant) 
  • Event Ambassador: Promote 4 Paws and responsible cat ownership at public outreach events such as community fairs, adoption events, open houses, etc. (currently unavailable due to covid19)
  • Foster care: Provide a temporary home for a cat and/or kittens as part of 4 Paws foster program.

Group Volunteering: Groups of volunteers are encouraged to help Sun Cities 4 Paws by hosting a food or supply drive, a fundraising event, or distributing 4 Paws information. For information about group volunteering, please contact info@4pawsrescue.org

Thrift Store: Help receive, sort and price donations. Arrange and straighten racks and shelves  of clothing and other items. Clean, dust and rearrange items as needed

Socializer: Be willing to visit with, sit with, play with and spend time with some of our cats that need extra socialization to become more adoptable

For information on volunteering, please email volunteercoordinator@4pawsrescue.org


Sun Cities 4 Paws has many permanent shelter residents. We have a ‘Sponsor a Shelter Resident’ program to help offset costs. Read more here or donate here and choose Sponsor a Shelter Cat from the drop down menu.

Want to help us get items we need and use all the time?

Have you chosen Sun Cities 4 Paws as your donation charity?

If so, you can shop for items we need once you have logged into your account!
  • 1.On a desktop/laptop, hover over 'your name & Account & Lists'
  • 2.Once the dropdown opens, below "your lists" you should see 'AmazonSmile Charity Lists' and once you click that, it will open up to the items we need.
  • 3.Any items you 'add to cart' go directly into your cart for purchase.
  • 4.Under 'other addresses', you should see Sun Cities 4 Paws, Youngtown AZ. Choose that and any items you ordered will come directly to us
  • 1. On a mobile device/tablet, once logged in, tap the 3 lines on lower right, then click on Gifting & Charity.
  • 2. Scroll down to 'Charity Lists', click it and enter our name in the search box and search. When you see us and click on our name, our list of needed items should come up.
  • 3 & 4 from above is the same.
Even if you do not have us chosen as your charity, you can search our name and place an order for needed items! Any questions, please contact info@4pawsrescue.org