Compassion with a Purrpose™

Join our tribe of Solution Advocates!

Join our Tribe.  Volunteer!

Do you love animals & want to be part of the solution to shelter overcrowding and euthanasia?

CPAW NJ is the perfect local animal charity for you! Help from home, work or school. In many roles, you can set your own goals and schedules. 

Here’s how you can help…


We get lots of tips on where cats are, but we can’t help until we find the feeder! Can you go scout a location and look for food bowls, knock on doors and talk to neighbors? Do it for the kittens!

Time Commitment: 1-2 hours per month


Train with an experienced trapper to learn “tips” and tricks. Then, head to a location on your own or with a friend.

Time Commitment: 2 hours once a month or more; weekends only.


Help drive cats to or from our clinics on Monday mornings or afternoons. 

Time Commitment: 2-4 hours/week or per month. Even one trip a month helps!


Do you have a warm space where trapped cats could go? They rest in their traps. You feed and clean their cages twice daily. Cats are generally trapped on Saturday or Sunday and then released Tuesday or Wednesday.

Time Commitment: 1 weekend per month


Are you an expert on social media, shooting compelling video, or an excellent writer? We need you!

Time Commitment: Flexible

Run a Food Drive

Ask your friends, coworkers or neighbors to contribute to a cat food drive for CPAW NJ.

Time Commitment: Flexible 

Part-time Paws

There is so much to do we barely have time to write it down! But here’s a list of ideas, to start:

  • Administrative tasks (requires knowledge of Google Docs and joining our Slack platform)
  • Website Admin (as you can tell, we need help)
  • Feed cats & clean cages at one of our Recovery Locations
  • Laundry
  • Trap Trainer for caregivers
  • Trap holding or sanitization
  • Shelter building
  • Advocate for cats at an outreach even (events are currently limited due to COVID-19)

Time Commitment: 1+ hours/week, depending on availability and assignment


Volunteer and make a difference for cats in your community today.

Join Us

The problem? 80% of kittens born in the United States are born outside.

The solution? Prevention through Trap-Neuter-Return.

If you are an individual or a group doing TNR and/or feeding cats and would like to be part of a collaborative, solution-oriented group, please contact us.

CPAW NJ is a 501 (C)3 charity. All donations are tax deductible.

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