⭐ We are looking for volunteers! ⭐

We’re looking for kind, helpful, animal-loving people who can help us meet our mission of saving and enhancing lives (both two-legged and four-legged)!

 

Sign up to attend one Meet n Greet Informational Session to learn about all of the volunteer roles listed below!

 

Saturday, February 8 from 10am – 11am in Classrooms A&B

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Tuesday, February 11 from 12pm – 1pm in the Community Room

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Saturday, February 15 from 10am – 11am in the Community Room

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Volunteer Help Needed in These Roles!

Role TitleHow this helpsSkills and DutiesWhen we need helpThe Best Volunteer for this Role is...
Adoption AssistantIncreased visitors = more adoptions => you’re the first person they see!• Greet all visitors and assist them with check-in
• Manage the wait list and customer expectations
• Answer basic questions
• Mondays 12 - 4p
• Tuesdays & Thursdays 4 - 6p
• Fridays 12 - 2p
• Saturday & Sunday all day!
A “people-person.” Happy, kind, helpful and patient!
Medical Reception AssistantHelp coordinate daily administration of a high-volume spay/neuter medical center!
• Greet visitors and help them navigate the check-in or check-out process
• Weigh cats and dogs and record it on the proper forms
• Place or retrieve animals with matching paperwork from habitats
• Clean exam rooms
• Answer questions regarding HSSV medical services
• Mondays - Saturdays between 7a - 6:30p

Team player, helpful, and focused
Facilities AssistantEnsure that our state of the art “certified green” shelter stays in top shape and running efficiently• Help receive and distribute deliveries
• Put food deliveries away
• Various cleaning and painting tasks
• Light landscaping work
• 3-month role
• 3 or 4-hour shift during the day
• Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays
A team player, who also likes to work independently
West San Jose Neighborhood Adoption Center AssociateAll-in-one volunteers who love working with people and animals and take part in every stage of the animal care and adoption process!• Create matches between clients and pets
• Deliver stellar customer service to both visitors and adopters
• Care for animal’s daily needs through feeding and cleaning
• Socialize with animals through enrichment tools and play
• Organize and help manage the day-to-day needs of the center
• 1-year role
• 3-hour shifts
• 9-hour/month schedule commitment

*Must be able to attend mandatory training at Milpitas ACC on March 18 (10am-1pm) or March 21 (9am-12pm)
Helpful, flexible, and willing to take initiative
Sunnyvale Neighborhood Adoption Center AssociateAll-in-one volunteers who love working with people and animals and take part in every stage of the animal care and adoption process!• Create matches between clients and pets
• Deliver stellar customer service to both visitors and adopters
• Care for animal’s daily needs through feeding and cleaning
• Socialize with animals through enrichment tools and play
• Organize and help manage the day-to-day needs of the center
• 1-year role
• 3-hour shifts
• 9-hour/month schedule commitment

*Must be able to attend mandatory training at Milpitas ACC on March 18 (10am-1pm) or March 21 (9am-12pm)
Helpful, flexible, and willing to take initiative

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!

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The Value of Volunteerism

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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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