Town Cats needs many hands to do all the work we do. We are always seeking committed, enthusiastic and reliable volunteers. The work Town Cats does is only limited by our volunteer resources. We need help with shelter care, data input, fostering, transporting cats to and from vets, website maintenance, and adoptions. What ever your interests are, we can put them to work, even if it’s just a few hours a month.
Below are the currently defined opportunities for Town Cats. Please indicate in what area you would like to help. Remember, just because it is not listed here does not mean we don’t need it. Please let us know if you’d like to help with something that isn’t listed here.
Volunteer Requirements and Signup
Our minimum age requirement is 16 years old and we are limited in positions for people this young. We require that volunteers under 18 be accompanied by an adult at the initial training. If your child is interested in volunteering for Town Cats, we ask that you be patient as we try to find the best match for him/her.
ADOPTION CENTERS: We need help at these locations
- Petco Cottle Rd
- Petco Blossom Hill
- Petco Morgan Hill
- Pet Food Express Blossom Hill
Role: Adoption Fair Counselors
CAT CARE AT OUR SHELTER: At our shelter in Morgan Hill we can use volunteers to help with cat care (Clean/Care Volunteers). These volunteers help with cleaning, feeding and socializing the cats at our shelter.
MARKETING/COMMUNICATIONS: We are looking for people to help us tell the stories of cats at Town Cats and need people with the following skills/interests:
- Blog writers – help us tell the stories about the wonderful work that is being done at Town Cats
- Graphic designers – We are always in need of flyers, brochures, social media banners, etc.
- Photographers/Video – Great pictures and videos help connect adopters with our available cats
- Social Media – help us with our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram communications
If you have any of the skills listed above and are willing to help, please fill out our online volunteer registration form.
MISC ADMIN/CUSTOMER SERVICE HELP: Want to volunteer from the comfort of your home? We can use volunteers to help with returning phone calls and emails, and a variety of other “administrative” type of work.
FERAL FREEDOM DRIVERS: Town Cats is part of a county wide initiative, working with other shelters, to help save feral cats. Transport feral cats who have been spayed /neutered from the San Jose Animal Care & Services shelter back to their original colony location. You will be responsible for the “return” part of the successful “Shelter, Neuter & Return” Community Cat Feral Freedom Program in San Jose. Training and mentoring are provided. Requirements: Reliable car, cell phone, team spirit. We also require that Feral Freedom drivers are at least 18 years old. If you are interested, please fill out our online volunteer application form.
Community Service Hours Program
We often receive requests from teens and adults who need to complete Community Service Hours either for a class for as required by court. We will happily provide these hours as they are available. If you must complete Community Service Hours, please email firstname.lastname@example.org . Tell us how many hours you need to complete and by what date they must be completed. We will do our best to work with you so you receive as many hours as possible. Please note, however, that we have a limited number of volunteer positions for Community Service Hours. The sooner you contact us, the more time we will have to work with you to complete your hours.