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Volunteer Opportunities

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At Operation Catnip Stillwater there are ample opportunities to become involved!

We are always in need of volunteers to help make a difference! The dedicated volunteers are the HEART of Operation Catnip Stillwater and our services could not be provided without the help they provide! Each clinic approximately 100 volunteers donate their time to improve the lives of cats and the community!

Ways to Volunteer


Operation Catnip holds monthly clinics on Sundays throughout the academic school year at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. Clinic days begin at 7:15 and last until the final cat has been reunited with their caregiver. We also appreciate volunteers who come Friday evenings to help set up for the clinic on Sunday.

View a detailed list of Clinic Stations (PDF) you could be assigned to.

Trap Depot

The Trap Depot is located behind Stillwater Animal Welfare and provides traps to colony caregivers for rent. Shifts begin one week prior to the clinic to distribute traps and continue one week after the clinic to collect traps. Shifts at the depot are two hours long.

Trap Team

Join the trap team Saturday night prior to the clinic to trap cats. Volunteers are divided into small groups to help trap colonies that have been reported in Stillwater and surrounding communities. Our Trap Team Coordinators will guide you as you learn more about our humane trapping techniques. We go out to these colonies for a few hours around dusk and we would love to have you help us! You will not be required to help transport or store cats and we meet at the Trap Depot before we head out. We would love to have you help in trapping the city's cats for clinic day!

Coordinator Team

Are you interested in going beyond our clinics in your commitment to caring for cats? We are always looking for dedicated, cat loving individuals to join our team of coordinators. Email indicating your interest in joining us and we will contact you with available positions and descriptions of each.

Please note that all positions are on a volunteer or as-needed basis and as such, some or all of them may not be available. The selection process typically takes place in February or March. Thank you for your dedication and interest in operation Catnip!

All positions are on a volunteer basis and not every position may be available.

  • Volunteer Co-Coordinator
  • Community Outreach Coordinator
  • Central Sterile Coordinator
  • Trap Team Coordinator
  • Caregiver Liaison
  • Records Keeper
  • Jr. Operations Manager
  • Food & Beverage Coordinator
  • IT Coordinator
  • PR Coordinator


If you have any questions regarding volunteering, don't hesitate to contact our volunteer coordinators via email at

New Volunteer Application

New volunteers will need to complete the New Volunteer Application.

New Volunteer Application

Returning Volunteer Sign-Ups

If you have already volunteered with us, sign-up for clinic day, trap depot shifts and trapping team. Please note, these sign ups will only be available and current ahead of an upcoming clinic.