Summer Break Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer with us this Summer!

The “Summer Break 2018” program is for volunteers aged 16-21 to volunteer at our Oakland Adoption Center over the summer from June 9 – August 10.

Volunteers allow us to provide great care and varied enrichment to our shelter animals throughout the year. Without the time, effort and expertise of each volunteer, we would not be able to run our shelters! As a Summer Break volunteer, we ask that you be able to commit to at least two 8-10 am Animal Care volunteer shifts per week through the summer. These shifts will be assigned to you based on your availability and interests, as well as our needs.

Please note:

  •  If you are accepted, you will be required to attend a mandatory Summer Break Volunteer Orientation on Saturday, June 9 from 1-4 pm.
  •  The Orientation will be held at our Oakland Adoption Center. If you are not available to attend, you will not be able to volunteer.
  •  Volunteers aged 16-17 are welcome to volunteer independently, but must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian at the Orientation.

Spaces for the summer are limited and we encourage you to respond ASAP. If you would like to apply to be part of this program, please submit an application by May 4th.

If you have questions about volunteering or the date range for the Summer Break program, please contact us at

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Adoption Center & Theodore B. Travers
Family Veterinary Clinic

8323 Baldwin Street
Oakland, CA 94621

Adoption Center Hours
Wednesday - Sunday
11am - 6pm

Veterinary Clinic Hours
Monday - Friday
(by appointment)

Oakland Spay/Neuter Surgery Center

410 Hegenberger Road
Oakland, CA 94621

Surgery Center Hours
By appointment only


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4651 Gleason Drive
Dublin, CA 94568

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The East Bay SPCA is a local non-profit that is not affiliated with any national organization. We obtained a four star rating from Charity Navigator and we participate in GuideStar Exchange at the Platinum level. The East Bay SPCA's Tax ID number is 94- 1322202.