Before you begin recruiting kitten foster volunteers, you’ll want to make sure you have a solid fostering program in place, which includes all the logistical elements that allow you to support your fosters and save more lives. Whether you are starting from scratch or already have a program, you can use the resources below to enhance your work. These logistical pieces can be done in any order, but you should make sure you have addressed them in some way before you begin foster volunteer recruitment.


Create a foster manual

Get staff and volunteers onboard

Design your program, application, orientation/training

Obtain fostering supplies

Choose a system to track fosters and kittens

  • Your shelter software system
  • Smartsheet
  • Google sheets
  • Airtable