Our #1 volunteer need is caring for rescued cats and kittens in our homes from rescue until adoption as though they were our own--except that FFGW covers the costs of veterinary care. Fostering is gratifying and enriching, and the heartbreak of saying goodbye to a beloved foster kitty is more than compensated by the satisfaction of knowing that you have made a difference in both a feline and human life. Fostering also allows you the opportunity to know more cats or kittens than you could in a lifetime of pet ownership. Please visit our fostering page or e-mail us for more information on this very
FFGW has lots of ideas on special things we can do to rescue even more cats in the coming years.
Our potential is limited ONLY by our people power. Can you help us make this one of our best years ever?
* Restaurant Nights at local restaurants
* Spring White Elephant Sale
* Summer Picnic
* Fundraising Parties (Silpada, 31 Gifts, etc.)
* Sales and adoptions at animal events like the National Capital Cat Show at the Dulles Expo Center
* Holiday Fair or Shopping Party
* Young Professional Happy Hours or Mixers
That's in addition to our:
* Monthly and weekly Adoption Fairs
* Periodic Mailing Parties
* Information tables
If you have event planning experience and are looking for an outlet for your talents, please contact us!
If you have fundraising, marketing, or social media experience, please contact us!
Other Volunteer Needs
From time to time we need volunteers to participate in fund-raisers, mail-stuffing, "parties" and other promotional events, such as pet expositions.
FFGW is a staunch supporter of Community Service and welcomes elementary, middle and high schoolers at all of our activities. Because we don't have a facility, we can't always accommodate young volunteers, but we make every effort to do so whenever we can. Please contact us and we'll do our best to help you help the kitties. And here's the ultimate community service project: get your parents involved and foster a cat or litter of kittens until adoption!
Thank you for your support -- we are nothing without our volunteers!