Learn to TNR & Impact the Lives of Hundreds of Cats

Do you want to help cats outside the shelter? Would you like to make a large impact with minimum effort? TNR – trap, neuter, & return – is for you!

⭐ We need your help to make it possible! ⭐

Join us to learn more about the program and how you can volunteer during our once a month trapping events.  Sign up for an October Information Session below!


Become a Volunteer

With more than 4,000 volunteers, HSSV is able to save and enhance the lives of thousands of pets and people each year. There are a variety of critical and deeply impactful volunteer roles to choose from based on your age, schedule and preferences. We hope you’ll join us!

Learn About Volunteer Roles

The Value of Volunteerism

Fiscal Year 2018

Total Hours Given
Doggy Day Out Volunteers
Canine Foster Families

Volunteer Stories

Esther Moncharsh

Esther gives more of her time to Humane Society Silicon Valley than almost anyone else. She touches almost every piece of the organization in a variety of volunteer roles — nearly a dozen different roles in all. One of her favorite places to volunteer is in the behavior department. She helps evaluate and work with the more challenging cats, works in the kitten nursery to help get under-socialized kittens ready for adoption, and even fosters underage kittens.

Greg Price

Greg has been a volunteer with us for over 6 years and comes in at least 4 days a week. He’s a board certified behavior analyst and uses his extensive skills volunteering in the behavior department working with dogs with behavior issues. His favorite part of volunteering with HSSV is participating in dog playgroups because he can see the impact they have, including teaching dogs how to get along with each other, trust humans, and experience joy.

Karley Delorme

Karley is one of our most dedicated volunteers. She holds nearly a dozen roles, and spends her time here volunteering with dogs, participating in rescue runs, working in our spay/neuter clinic, helping with events, and assisting our fundraising team. Her favorite parts of being a volunteer include helping match dogs with adopters, welcoming in new dogs that are transferred here, and learning new skills in the medical department.



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