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!  Individuals, please read on to find out how to sign up and get involved.

If you are wanting to volunteer in a group for a service day, please fill out THIS FORM
If you have questions, you can email anytime. 

Thank you! 

Operated primarily by volunteers, 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 center 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.



Please complete and submit our volunteer profile by clicking the orange "SIGN UP" button below. This will help us learn a little bit about you and will also allow us to keep you informed about upcoming orientations. Once you're done, be sure to come back here to learn about steps 2 and 3. Thanks!

Sign up now!


Attend one of our monthly orientations at your earliest convenience. Orientations typically take place once a month at our storefront which is located at 3202 Cherokee Street in St. Louis and is ADA compliant. Training usually lasts about an hour and provides an overview of Tenth Life's mission and history, current volunteer roles and opportunities, and allows time for us to chat (often about cats), 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! If there is some reason that you cannot attend an orientation, please let us know.


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 center,  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 storefront, 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! If there is some reason that you cannot volunteer at our adoption center, please let us know.

We hope you’ll join us in making a major difference in the lives of homeless pets 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.

Don't hesitate to email anytime!