If anyone is interested in volunteering, I would highly recommend visiting your local PetSmart (if you have one) and checking out the cats for adoption there and looking into volunteering for the shelter that has their animals in PetSmart for adoption. I volunteer for Friends of Plymouth Pound, whose locations are in two PetSmarts in MA. It began when I tragically lost Tiger to a vet error.
Someone I work with told me I should have a look at the cats up for adoption at PetSmart. I had no idea at the time that there were any cats there. But, even though I wasn't ready for another furbaby, I went and had a peek. What drew me in was a cat there for adoption named Tiger. So, I had a look around and thought that if I wasn't ready to adopt, maybe Tiger's death had led me there to help in another way. So, I took down their contact information and the rest is history.
I go in once a week after work. There are about 8 cages to clean and I stay about 2 hours to clean the cages, medicate the cats and let them exercise. It is hard to work alone sometimes, but not too bad because it is on a much smaller scale than some shelters. But, it is no kill that does wonderful work and it is very rewarding when you come and find kitties have gone to forever homes
So, if anyone is thinking of volunteering, I think this is a great way to go. Just my two cents worth.