Town Cats need many hands (and paws!) to do all the important lifesaving work. 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, fostering, transporting cats, adoptions, digital media, flyer distribution, etc. Whatever your interests are, we can put them to work!

Sign up on GivePulse below. Once you have signed up click on the name TOWN CATS in the upper left hand corner of the page. This will take you to our Welcome Page, click on JOIN and follow the instructions.

Please make sure to download and read our Give Pulse Tutorial, and sign up for our monthly orientation session, found at the bottom of the “Welcome Group” page. The cats look forward to meeting you, and so do we! Thank you again so much! Be well and see you soon!


Note: You may not serve volunteer hours unless you have completed orientation.

Minimum Age Requirement

Volunteers must be 15 years of age or older to work directly with our cats. However, we welcome younger volunteers with previous animal handling experience as long as they’re supervised by a parent or guardian. Adult and child must each fill out the online registration form using this link and click ‘Join’.

Younger volunteers can also take on independent (at home) projects if they don’t have anyone who can accompany them to our shelter. For example, making no-sew blankets, distributing flyers, or organizing food drives. To sign-up for a project, fill out our registration form then let us know what you’d like to do by emailing volunteers@towncats.org.

High School Aged Volunteers
If you are looking for high school community hours, we are currently seeking volunteers for weekdays and on the weekends. You can also fulfill your high school community service hours with Town Cats by setting up a fundraiser or donation drive on our behalf. Or you can create projects to make cat scratchers, toys or blankets. Email volunteers@towncats.org if interested or for more information.

Volunteer Registration

Interested in volunteering? Please fill out our online registration form by using this link and clicking ‘Join’.  *Please note: filling out the application does not confirm your schedule. Schedules are finalized after attending orientation and the Volunteer Coordinator has reached out to you to confirm your application.

Upcoming Orientations

You can find our next volunteer orientation dates on our Events page

Orientations will be held virtually or at our main shelter location:

195 San Pedro Ave

Bldg C, Unit 12-13

Morgan Hill, CA 95037

Please send an email if you wish to attend so we can expect to see you and reserve your spot!


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 and take place on Saturday and/or Sunday afternoons.


Case Managers

Follow up with recent adopters by phone or email five to ten days after adoption and give advice as needed to help aide in the transition for their new cat. Case Managers help adopters feel as though they have resources and a support system. (This position is done remotely, and usually takes 1-2 hours a week).


Cat Care Volunteers

These volunteers clean cages and feed cats at our adoption sites in Morgan Hill and San Jose. Shifts usually take around 1 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.

Event Committee

Volunteers interested in event planning/logistics, and assisting in event set up/take down are needed! This is a unique opportunity for someone who may not be able to contribute on a weekly or monthly basis, however, is able to contribute skills and time on a project-type basis. The committees will oversee food, wine, and auction solicitations and will assist with things like decorations and set up.

Event Support

Volunteers available to help one-day events are needed! Town Cats participates at events all around Santa Clara County such as, festivals, fairs, pop-up adoption events, and more. Shifts will be assigned with event logistics weeks prior. Help us interact with the public and get our name out there!

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. 


Graphic Design Volunteers

You’ll help create flyers, postcards, social media graphics, and website images. If you know your way around typography, layout, Photoshop, InDesign, or even Canva, sign up to help make our marketing materials pretty! (This position can be done remotely).


Photography Volunteers

Great photos catch the attention of potential adopters and we need volunteers who know how to handle a camera. Photos will be used on our website, social media, and adoption flyers. Volunteers will be asked to travel to adoption sites and must have their own camera.


Writing, Blogging, Editing Volunteers

Volunteers will write blog posts, online publication articles, and newsletter content. If you love writing (or editing articles) about cats, volunteer with us! Possible assignments include book reviews, top 10 lists, featured cat profiles, local news, and heartwarming adoption stories, etc. (This position can be done remotely).

If you have interest in volunteering with our organization, please contact:

Volunteer/Events Coordinator:



Email is the best form of contact. Please leave a message with your full name and phone number. Thank you!