Jen and BodhiWelcome!

Heart of the Valley has many volunteer opportunities and a variety of ways YOU can help homeless pets. Plus, we’ll find a way to match your volunteer role with your interests and skills. The shelter cares for over 2,800 cats and dogs annually – that’s a lot of love to give and the shelter’s volunteers make this possible.

Continue reading to learn more about opportunities that fit your interests, skills, and level of commitment. We would love to have you volunteer with us.


Junior Volunteer Program

For animal loving kids ages 6-15, with a designated parent or guardian. Join our Cat Cuddler Program!

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PAW Program

For volunteers age 16+ who want to work with the shelter’s cats and dogs. Requires a high level of commitment – with tremendous rewards!

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Volunteering FAQ’s

There are many common questions about volunteer opportunities at Heart of the Valley. Read the following to learn more.

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Apply to Volunteer

Welcome! We love our volunteers!

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Foster Care Volunteering

We are currently in need of foster families for kittens, long stay cats and dogs, and pets with special needs.

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Current Volunteer Sign-In

You play an important role in caring for our community’s homeless animals. Thank you for donating your time to this important cause.