(812) 283-6555 702 East 11th Street Jeffersonville, IN 47130


Whether you have a few hours to spare or want to make a larger time commitment, APA would love to have you as a volunteer. Volunteer opportunities are available at these locations.

APA Shelter
702 East 11th Street, Jeffersonville, IN 47130

Volunteers, usually in teams of 2 or 3, come into the shelter twice daily to clean, do laundry, scoop litter, feed and water, administer medications, and most importantly pet and love our kitties.

Volunteers are also needed on Fridays and Saturdays during adoption hours to talk with visitors and assist them in finding their perfect kitty. This requires knowledge of the cats’ personalities and the ability to read people and recommend the right fit for them and their home.

Adoption Center at PetSmart
1020 Veterans Parkway, Clarksville, IN 47129

The adoption center is open four hours a day at PetSmart with the exception of major holidays.

Adoption hours are:
Saturday – Wednesday: 1 – 5 p.m.
Thursday and Friday: 4 – 8 p.m.

This requires at least one volunteer and sometimes two depending on the week day. The shift can be broken into two-hour segments to accommodate busy schedules.

Similar to the shelter, the volunteer cleans the cages and feeds and waters the cats there. There are generally 5-6 adult cats there during the winter months but there can be up to 12 kittens during kitten season. Volunteers are trained in adoption procedures and it helps to have a good knowledge of the shelter.

Purr-fect Treasures Thrift Store
146 Spring Street, Jeffersonville, IN 47130

Volunteer duties at the thrift store include customer service, cashier responsibilities, product merchandising, sorting and processing donated goods and general cleaning.

The thrift store is open:
Wednesday – Saturday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The store is also open during Downtown Jeffersonville events, like the Trolley Hops, Wine Walk, Cookie Stroll, Christmas Open House, etc.

Fund Raising Events and Other Volunteer Needs

APA holds four main fund raising events annually and other smaller events throughout the year. Volunteers are also needed to help with these events.

Share your talents with image building, publicity or social media

Help us with shelter and equipment repairs

Transport cats to and from the vet and/or PetSmart

If you have pick up truck, you could be on call to help us get furniture for the thrift store when we have an opportunity for those kinds of donations.



APA needs foster families for mother cats and kittens until they are ready for adoption. We also need foster homes for senior cats or ones who are not adjusting well to shelter life and for cats who are recovering from an illness, injury or surgery. If you are interested in being a foster, please complete our APA Foster Agreement

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