Volunteer with Silicon Valley Pet Project 

Thank you for expressing interest in becoming a volunteer for Silicon Valley Pet Project! Your time, talent, and experience are critical in fulfilling our mission of saving local at-risk shelter pets. We're a growing organization committed to rescuing, rehabilitating, and rehoming homeless pets with a focus on at-risk animals at our local San Jose municipal shelter (one of the largest animal shelters in California). We need people to help in every aspect of the organization. We are a foster-based organization which means that the animals we care for live in private homes of our volunteer foster parents. Unless you are interested in applying to become a foster parent, our volunteer positions do NOT include hands-on animal experience.

Silicon Valley Pet Project  is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion. Our human capital is the most valuable asset we have. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities, and talent that our volunteers and employees invest in their work represents a significant part of our culture.


Join us!

SVPP offers volunteers a rewarding, educational, and fun experience.  There are many opportunities to learn new skills and apply your expertise to our cause, meet wonderful people in our community, and have some fun while you are saving lives.  

Review Volunteer Positions


Corporate Matching

Many companies offer matching volunteer hour benefits to their employees, doubling the value of their charitable contributions. These donations make a critical difference for SVPP to carry out our mission.

Find out if you're eligible for corporate matching→ 

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Youth Participation

There are many ways our youth can get involved in helping us with our mission to help homeless pets in our community.

Learn More about youth volunteer opportunities→


Apply to volunteer!

 General Volunteer Application

 Foster Program Applications

 Shelter Dog Day Out Program Application

After we receive your volunteer application, we look forward to chatting with you about how you can apply your interests and expertise in support of our mission.  

Questions? Contact us at  volunteer@svpetproject.org