Town Cats needs 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, facilities care, digital media, flyer distribution, etc. Whatever your interests are, they will go a long way at Town Cats!

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

Orientations will be held at our main shelter location.  

The cats look forward to meeting you, and so do we! 

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’. We welcome High School students needing community service hours to apply! 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. 

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.

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.

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!

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.

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!

Feline Transport 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. May also be requested to take a Town Cat’s feline to an appointment or finish a pull from another shelter. Volunteers must have a valid driver’s license and a car

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 Miriam Loyer at volunteers@towncats.org Please leave a message with your full name and phone number. Thank you!