Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Opportunities 10/29/14 and forward

  • When: Saturday, November 1st
  • Where: Pet Food Express, Berkeley
  • What: Regular dog mobile- 1 dog handler

  • When: Whenever (Your schedule, but regularly)
  • Where: At home
  • What: Keep our adoptable animals up to date on the Adopt-a-Pet website. We'll show you how! (Very important job!)

  • When: Weekly- pick a weekly shift in San Rafael or Mill Valley
  • Where: Woodlands, San Rafael or Mill Valley (Marin)
  • What: Cat Care! Join our Cat Care Team as we adopt out kittens through December. This is one of our favorite places for adoptions- last year we did over 100 adoptions! These volunteers socialize kittens and help keep the place clean and healthy. Cleaning is involved :)

  • When: Weekly- pick a weekly shift 
  • Where: Emeryville or Alameda
  • What: Cat Cuddling! Hang out at our sites with our adoptable kitties! (Note: Emeryville is available 7 days/week, Alameda only M-F). Evening shifts available. 

  • When: Saturday, November 15
  • Where: Pet Food Express, Rockridge
  • What: Regular dog mobile, 2-3 dog handlers, driver to/from mobile

  • When: Every Weekend in December
  • Where: Various pet stores in the East Bay and Marin
  • What: Santa Paws! Help staff fun events- people come and sit their pets on Santa's lap (you can also be Santa!) for a donation- we take pictures and give them out for fun holiday greetings!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Opportunities October 6th and Forward

Check for opportunities and holler at me!


  • When: Saturday-Sunday, October 11-12th all day!
  • Where: Marin Civic Center
  • What: 15 Dog Handlers!! Dog handlers for a big adoptathon. Almost every dog gets adopted at this super fun event. Check out other rescues and lots and lots of schwag! Shifts are 10-1 and 1-5. We will "frontload" this event and it's likely that the shifts Sunday won't be needed. However, we REALLY need volunteers for Saturday


  • When: Thursday and Friday, October 16-17th all day!
  • Where: Office
  • What: Help set up for Furball!
  • When: Ongoing
  • Where: Wherever you'd like
  • What: Help get ready for Furball! Lots of office projects, research projects from home, etc. Walk your block with Furball posters or auction solicitation letters- you name it, we've go it!
  • When: Friday, October 17th afternoon/evening
  • Where: Cerrutti Cellars (Oakland)
  • What: 5-10 volunteers- staff the event! This is a really fun evening and we will need all kinds of event staffers. Help for a little bit or a long time!
  • When: Saturday, October 18th
  • Where: Pet Food Express, Rockridge
  • What: Regular dog mobile2-3 dog handlers, driver to/from mobile
  • When: Weekly- pick a weekly shift in San Rafael or Mill Valley
  • Where: Woodlands, San Rafael or Mill Valley (Marin)
  • What: Cat Care! Join our Cat Care Team as we adopt out kittens through December. This is one of our favorite places for adoptions- last year we did over 100 adoptions! These volunteers socialize kittens and help keep the place clean and healthy. Cleaning is involved :)
  • When: Weekly- pick a weekly shift 
  • Where: Emeryville or Alameda
  • What: Cat Cuddling! Hang out at our sites with our adoptable kitties! (Note: Emeryville is available 7 days/week, Alameda only M-F). Evening shifts available. 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Opportunities 9/17 and forward

Check for opportunities and holler at me!



  • When: Saturday, September 20th 12-3 

  • Where: Rockridge Pet Food Express

  • What: 2 dog Handlers for our regular mobile, 1 driver to/from


    • When: Weekly- pick a weekly shift in San Rafael ** new!
    • Where: Woodlands, San Rafael (Marin)
    • What: Cat Care! Join our Cat Care Team as we adopt out kittens through December. This is one of our favorite places for adoptions- last year we did over 100 adoptions! These volunteers socialize kittens and help keep the place clean and healthy. Cleaning is involved :)

    • When: Ongoing
    • Where: Wherever you'd like
    • What: Help get ready for Furball! Lots of office projects, research projects from home, etc. Walk your block with Furball posters or auction solicitation letters- you name it, we've go it!

    • When: Saturday, September 27th 12-3
    • Where: Fenton's on Piedmont
    • What: 1-3 Dog Handlers for our regular mobile, 1 driver to/from

    • When: Saturday, October 4th 3:00-7:15
    • Where: Emeryville Wine Walk
    • What: 4 enthusiastic tablers- help us sell tickets, gather donations and talk up Hopalong!

    • When: Saturday-Sunday, October 11-12th all day!
    • Where: Marin Civic Center
    • What: Dog handlers for a big adoptathon, mobile coordinators, cat helpers! Almost everyone gets adopted- really fun event!

    • When: Thursday and Friday, October 16-17th all day!
    • Where: Office
    • What: Help set up for Furball!

    • When: Friday, October 17th afternoon/evening
    • Where: Cerrutti Cellars (Oakland)
    • What: 5-10 volunteers- staff the event! This is a really fun evening and we will need all kinds of event staffers. Help for a little bit or a long time!

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014

    Opportunities 9/3/14 and forward

    As we move into fall, Hopalong traditionally gets Very Busy! Lots of good stuff to sign up for, and more to come! Here it goes!




    • When: Weekly- pick a weekly shift in San Rafael ** new!
    • Where: Woodlands, San Rafael (Marin)
    • What: Cat Care! Join our Cat Care Team as we adopt out kittens through December. This is one of our favorite places for adoptions- last year we did over 100 adoptions! These volunteers socialize kittens and help keep the place clean and healthy. Cleaning is involved :)

    • When: Ongoing
    • Where: Wherever you'd like
    • What: Help get ready for Furball! Lots of office projects, research projects from home, etc. Walk your block with Furball posters or auction solicitation letters- you name it, we've go it!

    • When: Saturday, September 20th 12-3 
    • Where: Rockridge Pet Food Express
    • What: 1-3 Dog Handlers for our regular mobile, 1 driver to/from

    • When: Saturday, September 27th 12-3
    • Where: Fenton's on Piedmont
    • What: 1-3 Dog Handlers for our regular mobile, 1 driver to/from

    • When: Saturday, October 4th 3:00-7:15
    • Where: Emeryville Wine Walk
    • What: 4 enthusiastic tablers- help us sell tickets, gather donations and talk up Hopalong!

    • When: Saturday-Sunday, October 11-12th all day!
    • Where: Marin Civic Center
    • What: Dog handlers for a big adoptathon, mobile coordinators, cat helpers! Almost everyone gets adopted- really fun event!

    • When: Thursday and Friday, October 16-17th all day!
    • Where: Office
    • What: Help set up for Furball!

    • When: Friday, October 17th afternoon/evening
    • Where: Cerrutti Cellars (Oakland)
    • What: 5-10 volunteers- staff the event! This is a really fun evening and we will need all kinds of event staffers. Help for a little bit or a long time!

    Monday, August 25, 2014

    Upcoming Events- Plan Ahead!

    As we move into fall, Hopalong traditionally gets Very Busy! Lots of good stuff to sign up for, and more to come! Here it goes!
    • When: Weekly- Monday or Fridays
    • Where: The office
    • What: Cat Care! Come help one week a morning with cat care at the office during kitten season! We've got kittens and the kittens make a mess! Help us with cleaning (and socialize!). If you're feeling brave, learn the in's and out's of vaccinating and microchipping.

    • When: Saturday, August 30th, 12-3
    • Where: Fenton's on Piedmont
    • What: 1 Dog Handler for our regular mobile, 1 driver to/from

    • When: Weekly- pick a weekly shift (Saturdays in Mill Valley, any day in San Rafael ** new!)
    • Where: Woodlands, Mill Valley and San Rafael (Marin)
    • What: Cat Care! Join our Cat Care Team as we adopt out kittens through December. This is one of our favorite places for adoptions- last year we did over 100 adoptions! These volunteers socialize kittens and help keep the place clean and healthy. Cleaning is involved :)

    • When: Ongoing
    • Where: Wherever you'd like
    • What: Help get ready for Furball!

    • When: Saturday, September 6th 12-3
    • Where: Berkeley Pet Food Express
    • What: 1-3 Dog Handlers for our regular mobile, 1 driver to/from

    • When: Saturday, September 20th 12-3 (fixed date!)
    • Where: Rockridge Pet Food Express
    • What: 1-3 Dog Handlers for our regular mobile, 1 driver to/from

    • When: Saturday, September 27th 12-3
    • Where: Fenton's on Piedmont
    • What: 1-3 Dog Handlers for our regular mobile, 1 driver to/from

    • When: Saturday, October 4th 3:00-7:15
    • Where: Emeryville Wine Walk
    • What: 4 enthusiastic tablers- help us sell tickets, gather donations and talk up Hopalong!

    • When: Saturday-Sunday, October 11-12th all day!
    • Where: Marin Civic Center
    • What: Dog handlers for a big adoptathon, mobile coordinators, cat helpers! Almost everyone gets adopted- really fun event!

    • When: Thursday and Friday, October 16-17th all day!
    • Where: Office
    • What: Help set up for Furball!

    • When: Friday, October 17th afternoon/evening
    • Where: Cerrutti Cellars (Oakland)
    • What: 5-10 volunteers- staff the event! This is a really fun evening and we will need all kinds of event staffers. Help for a little bit or a long time!

    Monday, August 4, 2014

    New Office System!

    Hi Everyone!

    I hope you're all having a great summer!

    If you've been in the office lately, you might have noticed that I turned it into a total and complete mess. It's now back to a little bit less of a mess, but it's also rearranged (Thank you, William!). This is because we devised a new system to hopefully streamline volunteering and make it more fun for everyone! If you're scheduled for office-y stuff or inclined to start doing so (let me know!), check this out and next time you come in, try it out! (If you also do animal care, the procedure will be the same as it always was for animal care, but follow this for office work!)

    My desk is now in the back room. Follow the paw prints to me on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Say hi! Even when I'm not here, say hi to everyone, and still follow the paw prints to my desk. A red binder now lives on my desk. 

    There are three tabs: To Do, Instructions and Supplies.
    1. To Do:
      1. There is an "anytime" page- these are things that basically always need done. Take a look around and if any of these need doing AND seem like something you like doing, go for it!
      2. The next page is a To Do for the current week. These are timely things that need doing. Take a look and if any aren't crossed out AND seem like something you like doing, go for it! Each of these tasks has a "who to ask" column- please feel free to ask anyone , but specific people are also listed. We don't bite!
    2. Instructions: Every task has a page with instructions. What to do, where to look and any detailed instructions you might need. I know there are a lot of weird things around here (including the staff!), and it's hard to remember it all. If you forget, check here!
    3. Supplies: Everything (almost) is now organized and labeled. But if you're looking for something and no one is around to ask, or you don't feel like asking or you like to admire my handiwork, check out this list!
    I can't wait to see you all, and please feel free to tell me what is and isn't working about this system- it's very much a work in progress, and it's supposed to work for everyone. I love feedback- so feedback away!

    Thanks for all of your help, guys!

    Lauren

    Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    Opportunities July 24th and Forward

    Mid-Summer Fun
    • When: Weekly- Tuesdays or Fridays
    • Where: The office
    • What: Cat Care! Come help one week a morning with cat care at the office during kitten season! We've got kittens and the kittens make a mess! Help us with cleaning (and socialize!). If you're feeling brave, learn the in's and out's of vaccinating, microchipping and drawing blood!

    • When: Saturday, July 26th
    • Where: Fenton's on Piedmont
    • What: 3 dog handler, 1 driver to/from. Regular dog mobile 12-3 at Fenton's. One dog needs a lift from Every Dog (Emeryville) to the event, possibly back if he doesn't' get adopted.

    • When: Weekly- pick a weekly shift (Monday, Friday and Saturday available)
    • Where: Woodlands, Mill Valley (Marin)
    • What: Cat Care! Join our Cat Care Team as we adopt out kittens through December. This is one of our favorite places for adoptions- last year we did over 100 adoptions! These volunteers socialize kittens and help keep the place clean and healthy. Cleaning is involved :)

    • When: Anytime!
    • Where: Home!
    • What: Help research events where Hopalong can have a presence. Think street fairs, festivals, etc. 

    • When: Ongoing
    • Where: Wherever you'd like
    • What: Help build out the humane education program. We've got big plans for the 2014-2015 school year and need help putting them into place. If you've got education experience, we'd love to hear from you.

    • When: Saturday, August 2nd
    • Where: Pet Food Express, Berkeley (San Pablo and University)
    • What: 3 dog handlers, 1 driver to/from. Regular dog mobile 12-3 at PFE