Muttville couldn’t do it without the hands-on help of our amazing volunteers. Join our team!


How can you help?

Our volunteers help in everything we do!

If you're in the Bay Area, you can make a tremendous contribution by joining our volunteer team.

Because Muttville and the mutts depend so much on our volunteers, we ask these things:

  • You commit to at least three hours a week for a minimum of six months
  • If you're under 18, you must volunteer with a parent or guardian during each shift

Please check out the opportunities below and fill out our volunteer questionnaire letting us know how you'd like to help.

Here are some ways you can help our senior mutts.


Enjoy working with people? Help our mutts find great homes through online meetings and in‑person events.

Behavior Training (Certified Trainers only)

We'd love you to work directly with adopters and foster families to help train their new mutt.

Deep Cleaning Crew

Every Sunday, we deep clean our space to make sure it's extra clean and comfortable for our mutts and the humans that help them out. We're looking for some folks that are up for really getting into the nitty gritty of cleaning. We have shifts available every Sunday from 10am ‑ 1pm and 1pm ‑ 4pm. If you're able to come every week, we sure would love that!


To keep in touch with our amazing community of supporters, we need help with mailings, data entry, correspondence, and other administrative tasks.


Foster homes make it possible to save the lives of so many mutts! Learn more about fostering here.


Keeping headquarters clean, safe, and operational is an unceasing task. You'll pick up and clean after the mutts, mop and deep clean mutt areas, wash dishes, do laundry, organize mutt supplies and bathe and walk mutts. Currently our HQ shifts are full but we'd love to get you on the waitlist once more positions become available.


When the mutts arrive, help set up the mutts' profiles, get some stellar photos, and assist with behavior testing.


Well‑versed in graphic design, copywriting, or video editing? We need your expertise! We need pros to create graphics, write press releases and edit adoption videos for our mutts.

Outreach Events

Help staff HQ events, such as our beloved Cuddle Clubs, and help represent Muttville at events held around the Bay Area. No experience required, just a friendly demeanor and a passion for senior dogs.


This team is on call to transport our dogs to events, vet appointments, and other trips. You'll need your own car.

Vet Suite

Help vet staff with intake exams and surgery prep Monday - Friday 8am ‑ 4pm.

Volunteer with your corporate group!

Spend a few hours at Muttville with members of your corporate team!

We welcome groups of between 4 and 12 people on Mondays and Thursdays from 12pm-2:30pm. It's always fun, but we definitely put our volunteers to work! Depending on what needs doing at the time, your group may wash and walk dogs, organize mutt supplies, do some deep cleaning, or handle some admin work. It's all for the mutts!

We ask corporate groups to donate $1500 toward their volunteer day. Find more info and sign up here.