Volunteer

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. Whatever your interests are, we can put them to work!

Minimum Age Requirement

Our minimum age requirement is 18 years old. For those who are younger, volunteer opportunities may be available on a case-by-case basis. Email volunteers@towncats.org for more information.

Volunteer Registration

If you are interested in volunteering and are over the age of 18, please fill out our online registration form. Once we’ve reviewed your application, you will receive an email invitation to sign up for an upcoming orientation.

Upcoming Orientation Dates

Saturday May 6, 2017: 2pm to 3pm
Saturday May 20, 2017: 2pm to 3pm

Orientations are held in the small group study room at:
San Jose Public Library
Joyce Ellington Branch
491 E. Empire St.
San Jose, CA 95112

Volunteer Opportunities

Adoption Counselors

Our adoption fairs take place on weekends at pet stores in Morgan Hill and San Jose. These volunteers will set up for the adoption fair and talk to potential adopters. Shifts typically last about 4 hours.

Clean Care Volunteers

These volunteers clean cages and feed cats at our adoption sites in Morgan Hill and San Jose. Shifts usually take around 1.5 to 2 hours and include cleaning litter boxes, feeding cats, wiping out cages with cleaner, changing bedding, and giving cats free time outside their cages.

Customer Service Volunteers

We need volunteers to assist the public with cat-related issues and concerns by responding to phone calls and emails. Volunteers must have access to a phone, computer and internet. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required along with an empathetic approach to working with the public.

Feral Freedom Drivers

Town Cats is part of a county-wide initiative to help save feral cats. Volunteers will transport feral cats who have been spayed/neutered from San Jose Animal Care & Services back to their original colony location. Volunteers must have a valid driver’s license and a car.

Foster Parents for Cats & Kittens

Foster parents provide short and long-term care for animals in their homes. By offering time, love and attention, these volunteers prepare their foster cat or kitten for adoption into a permanent, loving home.

Marketing Volunteers

We’re always in need of blog writers, graphic designers, photographers, and social media experts to help tell the stories of cats at Town Cats. Photographers may be asked to attend special events or travel to adoption sites, otherwise, this role can be performed at home. Volunteers must have access to a computer, internet, and/or camera.