Sewing Assistant
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Focus on Ferals

Sewing Assistant

You’ll make beds, cage covers, blankets, and hammocks for the furry friends at the no-kill shelter waiting to find their Forever Family. You’ll learn from Focus on Ferals about their cats’ current cozy needs and then find the perfect pattern to create and deliver. Cats especially love fleece beds with cushy bottoms and sides and any soft fleece blankets they can lay on. The cats also have a soft spot for cat toys stuffed with catnip!

Show me how to get started
as you're available
Basic sewing skills
Your own neighborhood
Your own home

Is This the Right Fit for Me?

You may not be able to come out to the shelter on a regular basis, but you can be a seamstress or tailor at home! You’re excited by the idea of learning what cozy things the shelter’s cats need and then exploring patterns and picking out the perfect fabric to go with it. You may not have sewn cat goodies before, but you’re always up for learning something new to sew.

About Focus on Ferals

Focus on Ferals assists Grand Rapids cats through a full management plan focused on spaying/neutering (including trap-neuter-return for feral cats), a socialization and adoption program for feral kittens and friendly strays, and ongoing support for the people who care for these cats. Focus on Feral’s vision is to achieve a No-Kill nation through the effective use of humane strategies, where every cat is treated with care and compassion.

  • Focus On Ferals Cat With Blanket
  • Focus On Ferals Entrance
  • Focus On Ferals Kitten With Toy

Contact the Organization

If you’re ready to ask some questions and get started, contact the Focus on Ferals directly.

Chris Kruisthof Volunteer Coordinator

What to Expect

Fill out a volunteer application, and a staff member will contact you for a short in-person interview and a tour of the facility. Then you will receive one-on-one training at your first shift.