Tuesday, January 19, 2016

January volunteer tasks needed:

Hello Volunteers!

It's the New Year and that means office clean up day is approaching!

This clean up day will be January 30th from 12:30pm-5pm. I'm looking for 12 or so volunteers to come in that afternoon to help clean our office. Our weekly cat care and stock room volunteers do such a great job every week, but this clean up day will focus on a few of the bigger projects. If you're interested and available that day please let me know and I'll tell you more!

This week (so far):

  • Tomorrow (Wednesday) we have some kittens who need a transport up to Your Basic Bird in Berkeley. 
  • Tomorrow (Wednesday) I'm also looking for someone to bring three kittens to the Hopalong office from Aborn down in Fremont. Any takers?

Lastly, Hopalong is hiring! Please refer anyone you think may be interested in joining our animal rescue team! http://www.idealist.org/view/job/wx86WjZzD4FP/

Friday, January 8, 2016

Volunteer Needs: January 11th-15th

Hello Volunteers!

1) 2016 is off to a busy start here at the Hopalong office. Here are some transport needs for the upcoming week:

  • Loyal Pet Shop in Oakland needs a supply delivery for our cat at their site. This can be done anytime from 9am-5pm, but needs to get done on Monday. 
  • All three of our Woodlands Pet Foods & Treats locations have donations for Hopalong! We need a volunteer to head to Marin in the Hopalong van and visit all three of those locations for the pick ups. Any day of the week is fine for this task. 
  • Our friends at Hambrick Laundry have nicely offered us up to 50 pounds of free laundry service per week! We are looking for a "test driver" to take some laundry over to their location on Adeline Street next week. Either of the Hopalong vehicles can be used for this task, and the timing is flexible. Any day of the week works fine. 
2) Lastly, I'm looking for extra cat care coverage in the office on Monday, January 18th, which is MLK Jr. Day. I have one volunteer scheduled for that day so far, but would like extra help for the kitties in the afternoon. 

Please let me know if you can help out with any of these tasks! There's lots of driving needed this New Year, but each task supports our mission of preventing euthanasia among adoptable animals in Northern California, and helps our animals find their forever homes. 

Please let me know if you can help: dani@hopalong.org

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Volunteer Opportunities from now until Chrsitmas!

There are so many volunteer opportunities from now until Christmas! Please read below and contact me at dani@hopalong.org if you're available for any of them. 

Calling all kitten lovers! We're having a kitten adoption every Saturday and Sunday from now until Christmas. If you are available to coordinate, mobile assist, or screen on any upcoming weekend (including this weekend), please let me know!

Santa Paws is almost here! This year we're having two Santa Paws events: one one Saturday December 5th at our Berkeley Pet Food Express adoption, and another at the Pet Food Express Headquarters on December 18th, in the evening.

What we'll need:
  • A very special volunteer to dress up as Santa Claus and pose for photos with dogs and cats. Someone ca do both events or we can have a different volunteer for each. 
  • Volunteers to help handle the animals waiting for photos with "Santa Paws."

This week 

  • Thursday we'll need a transporter to take a few dogs from the Hopalong office down to Aborn in Fremont, then pick up a dog and bring her back to Hopalong. This can be done any time during the day and you can use one of Hopalong's vehicles for the drive. 
  • Saturday our dog Bounce needs to be picked up from Happy Hound in Oakland, taken to our mobile adoption at Rockridge Pet Food Express, then handled at the event from 12pm-3pm. He will also need a ride back to Happy Hound after the event if he is not adopted. 

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Last minute Fur Ball Projects at the Hopalong office

We have a few last minute Fur Ball projects going on today and tomorrow in the office. Please let me know if you can help out with any of the following:
  • We need someone to pick up cookies and brownies from Costco. You can take our vehicle and charge this to the Hopalong account (of course),
  • A litter of kittens and several cases of wine need to be picked up from our board member in Marin either today or tomorrow,
  • Several black pieces of cloth we bought to use as tablecloths need to be trimmed and ironed (they're already washed). Hopefully someone can do this from home,
  • Several thank you party favors need to be put together. All materials for these are here in the office. they can be put together tomorrow morning or this afternoon, 

Let me know if you can help with any of these last minute projects! We are eternally grateful to all our wonderful volunteers!


Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Fur Ball Preparations

We are up to our elbows in Fur Ball preparations!

We need someone to help us out by checking our post office box tomorrow, Thursday, and Friday. We expect a lot of Fur Ball returns in the mail, but we staff members are putting our noses to the grindstone and can't get away from the office! if you are interested in doing one or all three of these days please let me know. You'll need to swing by the office to get the mail box key and address. 

Also, we have Fur Ball flyers ready to be posted in all of our adoption sites and anywhere else that's flyer friendly. If you can stop by to grab a handful, that's great! if you're doing a transport over the next few days don't forget to pick some of those up before you head to the adoption site!

Thank you!  

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

East Bay Transports the week of the 5th

Calling all Transporters!

  • Our kitties Moo, Betsy, Simon, and Eddy need picked up today at East Bay Vet at 4pm. 

  • Tomorrow morning our kitties Boris and Natasha need a ride to East Bay vet in the morning (between 9:00-9:30am). 

  • Boris and Natasha will also need transported back to the Hopalong office tomorrow at 4pm. 

  • Two other kittens will need transported to/from East Bay vet on Thursday. 

If you're available for any of these transports let me know as soon as possible: dani@hopalong.org

Monday, September 21, 2015

Monday/ Tuesday Transports- week of September 21st

Update: Tuesday we still need kittens to be delivered to Your Basic Bird in Berkeley. Our kitten Rapunzel also needs to be picked up from Campus Vet in Berkeley any time on Tuesday. Let me know if you can do either of these transports. Thank you! 

Good Morning Transporters!

Kitten season never sleeps, and several of our kitties need rides to their S/N appointments or sites!


- Our kittens Sangria. Margherita, and Starsky all need a ride to Aborn Vet in Fremont this afternoon. This can be whenever it's convenient enough for the transporter to miss traffic today (though it must be before 5pm).

- This afternoon we have kittens going to Your Basic Bird in Berkeley. This transport can be done anytime between 1pm and 5pm.  


- Our kitten Rapunzel needs to be dropped off at Campus Veterinary in Berkeley between 7:30am and 8:30am. We know that's early, but transporting Rapunzel is a treat at any time of the day.

- Tuesday between 3pm and 4pm Margherita, Sangria, and Starksy need to be picked up from Aborn in Fremont and brought back to the Hopalong office.

- Rapunzel also needs a ride back to the office from Campus Veterinary, also around 4pm. 

As always, our air-conditioned vehicles are an option. Let me know asap if you can help us get these kitties where they need to go. Email me at dani@hopalong. org, or give me at call at (510) 267-1915, ext. 103.

Check this blog later in the week for Wednesday- Friday assignments.