The Shelter

Volunteer Opportunities

Cat Guardians is made possible by our volunteers. We love spending time with our cats and kittens, and they love the attention!
Plus you can meet friendly new people who enjoy working together to benefit the animals in our care. We have many ways to volunteer and we’d be happy to arrange a visit so you can meet us and find out more about Cat Guardians.

So if you are 18 years or older and want to make a difference, please fill out the Volunteer Interest Form online or download the document here and send it to:

Cat Guardians
Attn: Volunteer Coordinator
932 E. St. Charles Rd.
Lombard, IL 60148

Thanks so much for your interest in helping us help the kitties!

Volunteer Programs

Cleaning & Caring for our Cats

This is our biggest need because our cats need care every day of the year!

Medical Care

We have a small team of people who handle on-site medical care for our cats.

Special Events & Fundraisers

We host a variety of special events and fundraisers throughout the year and it takes a lot of hands to make those events successful!


Now that pandemic controls are lifting, we want to get back out in the community to raise awareness of our shelter and the animals we serve.

Shelter Maintenance

Our shelter is in an older building and we always have a “honey do” list of things which need attention.