Volunteer Positions and Opportunities

Volunteers must be at least 16 years old, we do not have parent child volunteering, please read our Q & A for more information

Cat Care – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday or Sunday 8-10am. Sunday 4-6pm

  • Required training: attend New Volunteer Orientation, attend Cats 101 Workshop, complete 2 shadow shifts as a Cat Care volunteer
  • Shift times:  Monday-Sunday 8:00-10:00am and 4:00-6:00pm
  • Cat Care: focus is on providing the best care and socialization to our shelter cats.
    Responsibilities include:
    • Feeding cats
    • Documenting findings in each cat’s medical chart
    • Loading and unloading cat dishes in dishwasher
    • Cleaning kennels which includes sanitizing the kennel
    • Change and/or shake out their blankets
    • Cleaning litter boxes
    • Sweeping and tiding up Kitty City and feature rooms in the hall way
    • Disinfecting the litter scoops

Dog Care – Monday – Friday shifts open,  8-9:30am. Monday, Thursday, Friday 5-7pm

Must be comfortable with all size dogs and dogs that pull on the leash

  • Required training: attend New Volunteer Orientation, attend Dogs 101 Workshop, complete 2 shadow shifts as a Dog Care volunteer
  • Shift times:  Monday-Sunday 8:00-9:30am and 5:00-7:00pm Tuesday and Thursday starts at 8am
  • Dog Care: Focus is on providing the best care and socialization to our shelter dogs.
    Responsibilities include:
    • Feeding dogs/puppies
    • Documenting findings in each dog’s medical chart
    • Washing dog bowls
    • Cleaning kennels which includes sanitizing the kennel
    • Setting up their kennel with a bed food and water
    • Cleaning up after the dog (picking up poop)
    • Sweeping and mopping kennels and Doggy Drive
    • Walking dogs after they eat and before you leave at night

Dog Care Socializer –  Full

Must be comfortable with all size dogs and dogs that pull on the leash

  • Required training: attend New Volunteer Orientation, attend Dogs 101 Workshop, complete 2 shadow shifts as a Dog Care volunteer
  • Shift times: Monday-Sunday 9:00-10:00am, 12:00-1:00, 3:30-5:30
  • Dog Care: Focus is on providing the best care and socialization to our shelter dogs.
    Responsibilities include:
    • Documenting findings in each dogs medical chart
    • Setting up their kennel with a bed food and water
    • Cleaning up after the dog (picking up poop)
    • Sweeping and spot cleaning kennels
    • Walking dogs and picking up after them

Customer Service Representative- Full

Are you a lover of animals, and people too? Then you might just be interested in our volunteer position of Customer Service Representative! CSRs are key at Valley Humane Society, truly bringing pets and people together. You are the first point of contact for members of the public walking through our doors and are vital to welcoming guests by providing information on our animals, programs, and services.

The ideal CSR has a customer service, reception, or retail background and must be comfortable interacting with different types of people in person, over the phone, and sometimes by email. You should be professional in demeanor and flexible to roll with the unexpected. With additional training, this role can lead to the volunteer position of Adoption Counselor and you can learn how to complete adoptions on your own. Must be at least 18 years old. This position is based on an interview process.

Critter Cab 

  • To provide transportation for our VHS critters to and from their vet appointments
  • Required training: attend New Volunteer Orientation, hold valid driver’s license and auto insurance
  • Open shift times: 8am and 6pm
  • WE ARE LOOKING FOR PEOPLE WHO CAN DRIVE TO FREMONT

Junior Volunteers – Not offered during the summer, please check back in August for September registration

  • Teens 12-15 years old
  • Sessions are four weeks long with weekly shifts
  • Required training: we provide training the first day of each Session and hands-on during the subsequent three shifts
  • Thursdays from 3:30 – 5 pm (First day Orientation is 3:30 – 5:30 pm)
  • Contact Humane Education for info about Jr Vols on Tuesdays, Fridays, or Saturdays

AniMeals Assistant

  • Assisting in handing out food, documenting amount given away, organizing donations
  • Required training: attend New Volunteer Orientation
  • Open shift times: vary