Volunteer - Work in our Thrift Stores

Pick of the Litter, Santa Rosa or Petaluma

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At Forgotten Felines, volunteers are an integral part of our organization. In fact, without them, we could not provide the cats and the community with the level of service and care that people have come to expect from us. There are many ways to participate in our organization and we're sure that we can find one to fit your purr-sonality and schedule.

Forgotten Felines' programs are funded by the income generated at Pick of the Litter, our thrift and gift shop in Santa Rosa and Petaluma. Our Store Managers rely upon a dedicated "staff" of volunteers to keep the shop stocked and the doors open. Volunteer positions at our thrift and gift shop are grouped into the following three categories:

Merchandising Assistant

Stock and display merchandise on the sales floor

Job Qualifications: Stock and display merchandise on the sales floor. Volunteers must also be able to:

  1. Follow directions and work within the guidelines of Pick Of The Litter
  2. Work under the direction of the POL Management Team
  3. Function as a team player
  4. Interact with the public and assist customers in locating merchandise
  5. Recognize and report any safety hazards or potential problems to Management Team

We ask that all volunteers consider no less than a six-month commitment to the Program. Volunteers should also be willing to commit to a consistent weekly schedule during POL business hours (10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Saturday).

One-on-one training is provided for this position.

FFSC will provide all equipment and supplies.

Sales Floor Assistant

Assist in keeping store in good order and monitor sales floor activities

Job Qualifications: A background in retail sales and/or experience in display and merchandising is highly desirable. Customer service skills are also beneficial. Volunteers must also be able to:

  1. Follow directions and work within the guidelines of Pick Of The Litter
  2. Work under the direction of the POL Management Team
  3. Function as a team player
  4. Reorganize and straighten up product displays
  5. Interact with the public and assist customers in locating
  6. merchandise
  7. Assist cashiers in packaging and bagging merchandise
  8. Recognize and report any safety hazards or potential problems to Management Team

We ask that all volunteers consider no less than a six-month commitment to the Program. Volunteers should also be willing to commit to a consistent weekly schedule during POL business hours (9:30 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Saturday).

One-on-one training is provided for this position.

FFSC will provide all equipment and supplies.

Warehouse Assistant

Sort and categorize incoming donated goods. Clean and prepare merchandise for display and sale.

Job Qualifications: A background in retail sales or experience in a warehouse environment is highly desirable but is not required. Volunteers must also be able to:

  1. Follow directions and work within the guidelines of Pick Of The Litter
  2. Work under the direction of the Thrift Shop Management Team
  3. Function as a team player
  4. Interact with the public while receiving donated goods
  5. Recognize and report any safety hazards or potential problems to POL management

We ask that all volunteers consider no less than a six-month commitment to the Program. Volunteers should also be willing to commit to a consistent weekly schedule during POL business hours (10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Saturday).

One-on-one training is provided for this position.

FFSC will provide all equipment and supplies.

Additional information about these positions will be provided during volunteer orientation

For additional information, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator by phone 707-576-7999 or by email

Join Forgotten Felines. We make a difference one cat at a time.

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