FCC Volunteer Application

Thank you for your interest in joining the Feral Cat Coalition volunteer team! We work very hard every day to alleviate the suffering of feral and abandoned cats in San Diego County by controlling their population through spay/neuter.

Our greatest need is volunteers who are available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays between 10:45 am and 3:00 pm to help at our spay/neuter clinic located just north of SDSU.

Please apply if:

  1. You would like to be part of our team of awesome volunteers, working at all the Spay/Neuter Clinic stations! And/or…
  2. You would like to be on our Trapping Team!

Whatever you choose, you will be trained in your duties. Clinic duties include cleaning ears, monitoring cats recovering from surgery, taking and recording rectal temperatures, shaving and prepping cats for surgery, cleaning feral cat traps, sterilizing surgical instruments, and other related duties.

Note: For clinics, duties rotate, and a volunteer is expected to perform all duties needed to support every cat’s recovery.

Please fill out this application to help us get to know you better. You will be contacted within five business days by an FCC representative to chat and continue the volunteer process.


  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Minimum six-month commitment and at least two shifts per month.
  • Ability to speak and write clearly in English and follow detailed instructions.
  • Ability to work on a team independently and follow detailed instructions.
  • Ability to lift, reach high and bend low, with loads of up to 20 pounds.
  • Must be have Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday availability. We are currently not accepting clinic volunteers with only weekend availability.

Note: The ability to stand for several hours is beneficial for some volunteer assignments but is not necessary for all stations.

    Are you over 18 years old?


    Have you ever volunteered with Feral Cat Coalition?


    Are you presently volunteering or have you volunteered in the past for any community or charitable organization?


    Do you have experience handling animals in a veterinary clinic setting or with shelter/rescue healthcare?


    Have you had, or do you currently have, personal cats that you care for?


    Are you:

    Doctor of Veterinary MedicineRegistered Veterinary TechnicianExperienced but unlicensed clinic workerNone of these

    *We do not require experience and will train those who are eager to learn.

    Are you able to write and speak fluent English? (Instructions and training are offered in English.)


    This is a medical clinic, and we must rely on our volunteers to have strong attention to detail, remaining focused with minimal supervision. Are you able to work independently?


    In which of these positions are you most interested?

    Spay/Neuter Clinic VolunteerEvening Trapper for TNR (Reliable transportation to and from clinic as well as overnight accommodations for trapped cats are required for this position.)

    I am available to trap, after 4:00 pm, on the following days. (Check all that apply.)

    MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySundayNone/Not interested in trapping

    I am interested in and available for the following clinic shifts from 10:45 am to 3:00 pm on the following days. (Check all that apply.)


    By submitting this application, I certify that the information in this application is complete and accurate. Upon joining FCC as a volunteer, I agree to attend mandatory volunteer orientation before my first shift, sign and return a volunteer waiver form, and follow the policies and direction of the FCC board, staff, and volunteer coordinators. I understand that at any time either FCC or I may terminate this relationship for any reason.