Welcome to Tenth Life Cat Rescue!

Are you hoping to join a dedicated team of cat lovers and make life-long friends, both feline and human alike? If you said yes, you’re in the right place! Please read on to find out how to apply and get involved. Please note that we are currently unable to host volunteers under the age of 18 or fulfill court-ordered community service requirements. 

Thank you! 

We are always seeking highly motivated, cat-loving individuals at 
Tenth Life to help further our mission to give all cats the lives they deserve while prioritizing those with the most significant needs.

Whether you want to help out with writing, fundraising, event planning and support, or any one of dozens of other incredibly valuable ways to be of service, we want to start by getting to know you. That’s why we ask that all new volunteers begin their journey with Tenth Life by spending some time with us at our adoption lounge on Cherokee Street, working alongside other volunteers and Tenth Life leadership.  It is in this way that we can best get to know one another and that you will get a feel for our beloved community.  


Please follow the steps below to take the first steps on your volunteer path at Tenth Life.


Click the orange "APPLY HERE" button below to set up your volunteer profile and apply. This will help us learn a little bit about you. Once you're done, be sure to come back here to learn about steps 2 and 3. Thanks!


Once your volunteer application is approved, you will receive an invitation to our volunteer orientation. 

We host orientations at our adoption lounge which is located at 3202 Cherokee Street in St. Louis and is ADA compliant. During the hour, you'll get a feel for Tenth Life's mission and vision while we teach you about what is important to us. While all new volunteers begin by helping cats directly at our adoption lounge as we get to know one another, you'll learn about all current volunteer roles and opportunities that might be a good fit for you! This also allows time for us to get acquainted and answer your questions. We will also complete some paperwork and get all the red tape out of the way so you can get started. 

Those with social anxiety need not worry as there will be cats there to act as a buffer and we are gentle and patient as a matter of character. We look forward to meeting you!


Hang out. Learn more. Get to know us. 

As we've mentioned, we ask that all new volunteers spend some time volunteering at our adoption lounge, learning more about us and our core values as a team. Initially, we request a commitment of at least once per month, for a minimum of three shifts at our adoption lounge, before being trained to volunteer in other exciting ways. Please don’t let this commitment scare you away, as we are incredibly flexible and have many volunteer positions that might be exactly what you’re looking for! We just don’t like to hand them out to strangers so let’s be friends!

We hope you’ll join us in making a major difference in the lives of homeless cats while getting to know others who share that passion and love to have fun while making the world a little bit brighter!

That's it! Easy as 1-2-3!
You're now ready to begin giving cats the lives they deserve with Tenth Life.

Have a group that wants to volunteer?
If you are wanting to volunteer in a group for a service day, please fill out THIS FORM. 

Don't hesitate to email anytime!