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Animal Starz

All Programs are Full for the 2014 - 2015 school year.  The new Schedule will be availabe in late August.  To be added to the reminder email list for Fall 2015, please email 

For Ages: 10-13

Fee: $55.00 per session

When you sign up for 2 or more sessions, each additional session is $40.00 ($15 discount!)

Times: Fridays from 4:00 – 6:00 pm

Description:  Students can join us for 4 consecutive Fridays to learn and practice how to be junior animal socializers.  They will be trained to work directly with the animals in our care and get community service hours while they’re at it!

What to bring: If your school requires volunteer hours, please bring your hour log with you

What to wear: Long pants and close-toe shoes (please note – we will send you home if you are not in appropriate attire)

Dates for 2013 - 2014

October Session
October 4, 11, 18 and 25

November Session
November 1, 8, 15, 22

No Sessions in December

January Session
January 10, 17, 24, 31


February Session
February 7, 14, 21, 28


March Session
March 7, 14, 21, 28


April Session
April 4, 11, 18, 25


How do I join?

It’s easy!

  1. Print out and complete the Animal Starz Application (one application per student).
  2. Send the completed application form along with your full payment (check, cash, or money order), made payable to HSSV, which should be mailed to:

    Humane Society Silicon Valley

    Attention: Education

    901 Ames Avenue

    Milpitas, CA 95035


  4. Once your application and payment are received, education department staff will notify you within 7 days by either email or phone of your acceptance.
  5. If you do not receive a confirmation within 7 days, please call us at 408.262.2133 ext. 137 or email