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Volunteer Positions

Are you interested in joining hundreds of dedicated animal lovers and making a positive difference in the lives of homeless animals? Then consider joining the Hopalong Animal Rescue team! Giving your time is an incredibly important resource. Volunteers are an integral resource for us, and play important roles in the day to day operations of Hopalong.

Animal Care (Urgently needed!)
  • Note: this position is available at our Oakland office
  • Give physical attention to any animals being temporarily housed at our Oakland office
  • Make sure the environment is clean and comfortable for the animals. This includes, feeding, scooping litter, turning over pens and condos to prepare for new animals, etc.
  • Flexible hours, weekends included
Pet Chauffer (Urgently needed!) – Requires valid driver’s license
  • Provide transportation of animals from shelters to our offices & vet clinics, take them to mobile adoptions & vet appointments
  • Although the majority of transporters usually drive the Hopalong mini van, some transports require use of personal vehicle
  • Pick up donated supplies and food; may involve lifting/carrying
Mobile Adoption Coordinator (Urgently needed!)
  • Set up, staff and take down mobile adoption sites
  • Help pair adoptable animals with their forever homes
  • Interview potential adopters, approve & deny adoptions
  • Ensure safety of animals at event
  • Organize supplies, manage volunteers & animals at event
Fostering Cats, Kittens, Puppies, and Adult Dogs (Urgently Needed!
Hopalong depends on our foster families to provide homes for animals waiting for adoption. For more information, please see our foster page.
Cat or Dog Handler at Adoption Events
  • Assist Mobile Adoption Coordinator
  • Handle dogs and cats of all sizes, breeds, ages & activity levels
  • Talk with the public and assist in adoption counseling and promotion of Hopalong’s mission
Adoption Counselor
  • Match potential adopters with dogs and cats, ensuring that the personality and needs of the animal matches the temperaments, lifestyle, and experience of the potential owner(s)
  • Educate adopters about training, licensing, and more
  • Pass information on to staff
  • This position can be done from home; requires phone & email access
Office and Admin Support
  • Filing and photocopying
  • Phone calls
  • Stuffing envelopes for large mailings
  • Laundry
  • Cleaning crates, litter boxes
  • Help with corporate solicitations, business donations, and community involvement
  • Assist with planning fundraising events
  • Assist at the fundraising events by serving food, checking in guests, etc.
Database Entry
  • Enter medical, adopter, and foster information into our database
  • Put together and mail out adoption packets
  • Talk with veterinary clinics if we need medical paperwork from them
  • Requires intermediate to advanced computer skills and the ability to learn new software
Foster Screener
  • Call potential fosters to provide guidelines and expectations for Hopalong’s cat and dog foster programs
  • Make sure potential fosters are a good fit for the foster program
  • Communicate information with Volunteer Manager
  • This position can be done from home or in the Hopalong office, requires phone and email access

Interested? Click to fill out a Volunteer Application !