Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Late August Opportunities


In the office:

  • Laundry! Laundry! Laundry!
  • Sort canned cat food
  • Clean up the stock room
  • We're also looking for someone handy with a hammer to fix the gap above our cat loft door (email dani@hopalong.org for details)

Dog Mobile Adoption at Fenton's Creamery in Oakland on August 29th:
  • Coordinator Needed! If you're a trained coordinator and have the availability for this, please contact Dani (dani@hopalong.org) as soon as possible!
  • Mobile Assistant
  • Handlers (1 needed) 
  • Transporters
Cat Mobile Adoption Adoption at Your Basic Bird in Berkeley on August 29th:
  • Mobile Assistants (2-3)
  • Transporter (from Hopalong office to YBB and back again!)
We're also looking for office interns! If you know responsible individuals who are interested in learning animal rescue from within the organization we are looking for the following:
  • Operations Intern
  • Feline Program Intern(s)
  • Canine Program Intern 

If you have the availability for any of these tasks contact dani@hopalong.org

Congratulations to our August 2015 Volunteer of the Month, Paula Choi! From the time that Paula started volunteering at Hopalong in mid-July until she left in mid-August to attend Loyola University in New Orleans, Paula fostered a dog, did cat care in the office several times per week, transported animals, cleaned our stock room and orientation room, and also performed various office tasks. Thank you, Paula!




Monday, January 12, 2015

Volunteer Opportunities 1/12/15 and forward


  • When: January 17th, 2015, 12-3
  • Where: Pet Food Express Rockridge
  • What: Regular Dog Mobile. 1-2 dog handlers.

  • When: Tuesday, January 20th, early morning and late afternoon
  • Where: Office/Berkeley
  • What: Pick up a cat at the office in the morning and bring her to Campus Vet in Berkeley for her spay (early morning!). Pick up the cat in the afternoon and bring her back to the office. (This can be two separate drives.)
  • 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 February/March. 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 (mornings)
  • Where: The office
  • What: Cat Care! We are looking for cat lovers to help us keep the cats who both live here for longer term stays and who are just passing through on their way to foster or to adoption sites clean and socialized. Pick a weekly shift (Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday) and come in some time in the morning to help clean, feed, scoop, etc. This job does involve getting down and dirty, but there is the reward of knowing these cats depend on you while they stay with us!

  • When: Occasional
  • Where: The office
  • What: Miscellaneous office tasks. We're getting behind in our office stuff- keeping the storage area organized, shredding, etc. If you have time on a weekday, or know you will coming up, email me (Lauren) and we'll get cracking!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Opportunities 12/8/14 and forward


  • When: December 13th (Saturday) and December 14th (Sunday)
  • Where: The Village at Corte Madera (Marin)
  • What: Kitten Mobiles! Help staff kitten mobiles- get kittens adopted! Make sure these guys don't scurry away, talk them up, etc. Fun events at an action-packed mall! 2-3 people and a transporter to/from each day.

  • 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: Saturday, December 20
  • Where: Pet Food Express, Rockridge
  • What: Regular dog mobile, 2-3 dog handlers

  • When: Weekly- pick a weekly shift (Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays available) 
  • Where: The office
  • What: Cat care at the office. Come in one morning a week and help keep the kittens clean. Lots of mess and lots of fun!! Usually start between 9 and 10 and stay about an hour (longer if you'd like!)

  • 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.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Volunteer Opportunities December 1 and Forward

  • When: Saturday, December 6
  • Where: Bay Street, Emeryville
  • What: 2 1 person to help out at the Santa Paws event hosted by the mall. Represent Hopalong at this holiday event

  • When: Every Weekend in December
  • Where: Various pet stores in the East Bay and Marin
  • What: Kitten Mobiles! Help staff cat adoption events- get the kitties home for the holidays!

  • 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: Saturday, December 20
  • Where: Pet Food Express, Rockridge
  • What: Regular dog mobile, 2-3 dog handlers

  • When: Weekly- pick a weekly shift (Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays available) 
  • Where: The office
  • What: Cat care at the office. Come in one morning a week and help keep the kittens clean. Lots of mess and lots of fun!! Usually start between 9 and 10 and stay about an hour (longer if you'd like!)

  • 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, December 6
  • Where: Pet Food Express, Berkeley
  • What: Regular dog mobile, 2-3 dog handlers

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Volunteer Opportunities: November 5th and Forward!


  • When: Weekly- Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays
  • Where: The Office
  • What: Cat Care! We are looking for weekly volunteers to help with cat care- cleaning and caring for the cats here at the office. Right now we need someone on Tuesdays, but shortly we will need Wednesdays and Fridays covered. Shifts are in the morning, any time after 9:00 AM.

  • 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: December 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 and 21st.
  • 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!

  • 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, October 29, 2014

    Opportunities 10/29/14 and forward


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

    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.