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Volunteer Positions ASAP at EMRO

Pet Escorts

Do you travel periodically to Europe or to North America? We can sometimes use Pet Escorts, especially to America. Please check with us or provide us with your location you are traveling, since adoptions come up suddenly. The Adopter covers all costs of cats travelling, including a honorarium of USD $50 or EUR 30 to the Pet Escort to help get the cat to its destination. We provide a hassle-free trip and get the cat to you (the Pet Escort) at the airport on the date of departure with all the correct travel papers.  You are also placed in touch with the Adopter in order to exchange contact details upon arrival. We do need some time to get the paperwork processed and to ensure the Adopter will meet you on the date of arrival.  So, the more time you can give us, the better it is, and the more likely we can make it work out for a cat waiting to reach its forever home overseas. Contact us for more information or to let us know your travel plans. 


Volunteer photographers are needed to take photos occasionally at EMRO HQ, in Mokattam, of new and existing cats to post information on our website. Also, photos required for occasional events or of others volunteering to socialize with the cats.

Volunteers can borrow EMRO's digital camera, or use own personal camera, and be able to upload/download images to the office computer either directly or via email attachment.

Dates and times are flexible. The Volunteer(s), of course, must be a local in the Cairo, Egypt area.


Are you a seasoned journalist or even a budding writer? Want to help spread the word about Native Egyptian Maus or shelter work in Cairo? Ideal if you live in Cairo and can visit and do some photojournalism, but not absolutely necessary. We would love to get additional advertising in local Cairo publications, the media, or throughout the Middle East, Europe, and/or North America in regular magazines or print - such as cat or animal-related magazines. The more people who know about us, the better the chances that our cats will be adopted, as well as EMRO receiving extra funds to keep our doors open a little longer. Write us with your suggestions or availability.


Any ideas for fundraising that might help us out? Do you do grant writing? Know any corporate company who might make donations of money or supplies (including veterinarian supplies)? Please let us know! We'd love to have you on board! Cairo local preferred.

Cat Socializers

Love cats? Live in Cairo? How about coming up to Mokattam to our shelter and socializing with our cats? They live long, lonely days in rooms, awaiting their forever homes, and would LOVE to meet you. Brushing, playing, even just keeping them company and providing a warm lap can do wonders to help keep the cats adoptable until their "special person" checks them out!

Pet Therapists

Do massage? Healing work? For pets? We would like to welcome you to EMRO to administer to our cats when you have time. If you have any special talents or abilities you'd like to share, and live in the Cairo area, let us know. Remote healers also welcome!

Donations of Cat Supplies and Toys Needed!

Are you a cat person? Do you have cat toys your own family cat no longer wants? Our shelter cats need cat posts, cat toys and anything else you can provide to make their long days awaiting a home more enjoyable. Please contact the office for pick-up or drop-off times of any donations (including old furniture, clothing, bedding, baskets etc.!)

Foster Homes

Sometimes our cats need foster homes while awaiting their overseas home, if they require to be in isolation due to a cold, or if we get too many kittens in at once, so we need temporary shelter. If you live in Cairo (ideally near Mokattam, but not absolutely required) and can help us out occasionally, please let us know your availability dates, location, and type of cat or kitten you can accommodate due to your schedule.

For any of the above, please call the office at 2507-6946, or 01 601 28821, or email


(Updated December 1, 2016)



EMRO Headquarters
Villa 11, Block 4, Ground Floor, Togarayeen City
El Mokattam, Cairo, EGYPT

Telephone Landline: (Outside of Cairo) +2 022 507 6946, (Inside of Cairo) 2 507 6946
Mobile: +2 0114 748 1481

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