Youth Volunteer Club

Youth Volunteer Club

A little learning, a little volunteering, a whole lotta fun! This after-school volunteer program is for students ages 10 and up who wish to help our organization but are too young to volunteer independently.

How Does it Work?

Volunteer Club meets from 4pm-6pm, once per week, for four weeks (unless otherwise noted). Participants should enroll based on their age on the first day of the session they are registering for. All program hours are eligible to be signed off as service hours (hours will be signed off at the end of each session). Volunteer Club is an opportunity for youth to volunteer, without needing their parents/guardians to be present. Please note, we cannot accommodate any makeup sessions. Students will receive one volunteer shirt on their first day of their initial session only (students registering for multiple sessions will not receive additional shirts). Additional shirts are available to purchase for $15 each.

The fee for Volunteer Club is $100/student/4 week session (shorter sessions due to holidays will be prorated accordingly). This fee helps to cover the cost of staff supervision during the program.

What Will We Be Doing?

Each day, students will be completing a variety of tasks to assist East Bay SPCA programs and the animals in our care. The tasks for each day are dependent on our organization’s needs at that moment. Some examples of potential Volunteer Club tasks include making dog treats, assisting with shelter laundry, creating adoption posters, preparing for upcoming East Bay SPCA programs or events, making cat toys, assisting with shelter clean-up, providing attention for the animals in our care, etc. While completing their volunteer tasks, participants will learn about responsible pet care, the medical needs of animals, dog and cat behavior, training techniques, animal advocacy and more. Please note that this is a volunteer program–while all volunteer tasks will be centered around helping the shelter and the animals in our care, participants should not expect to spend the full session with the shelter animals. In order to make sure our animal-loving participants still get the dog and cat time we know they love, we will plan to include a minimum of one hands-on animal meet-and greet per day. As an animal shelter is a very dynamic environment, the planned daily tasks are always subject to change based on the needs of our staff, volunteers, and shelter animals.

If you have any questions, please email or (510) 564-2961.

PLEASE NOTE: Registration for our January and February sessions opens on December 1st. Registration for our March through May sessions opens on February 1st. There are no Volunteer Club sessions offered during the summer months.



Now open to ages 10 and up!

Wednesdays, 4pm-6pm

Oakland Adoption Center

September 2018

Wed: 9/5
Wed: 9/12
Wed: 9/19
Wed: 9/26

October 2018

Wed: 10/3
Wed: 10/10
Wed: 10/17
Wed: 10/24

November 2018

Wed: 11/7
Wed: 11/14
Wed: 11/28
(3-week session)

December 2018

Wed: 12/5
Wed: 12/12
Wed: 12/19
(3-week session)


January 2019

Wed: 1/9
Wed: 1/16
Wed: 1/23
Wed: 1/30

February 2019

Wed: 2/6
Wed: 2/13
Wed: 2/20
Wed: 2/27


Ages 10-12

Tuesdays, 4pm-6pm

Dublin Adoption Center

September 2018

Tues: 9/4
Tues: 9/11
Tues: 9/18
Tues: 9/25

October 2018

Tues: 10/2
Tues: 10/9
Tues: 10/16
Tues: 10/23

November 2018

Tues: 11/6
Tues: 11/13
Tues: 11/27
(3-week session)

December 2018

Tues: 12/4
Tues: 12/11
Tues: 12/18
(3-week session)

January 2019

Tues: 1/8
Tues: 1/15
Tues: 1/22
Tues: 1/29

February 2019

Tues: 2/5
Tues: 2/12
Tues: 2/19
Tues: 2/26


Ages 13 and up

Thursdays, 4pm-6pm

Dublin Adoption Center

September 2018

Thurs: 9/6
Thurs: 9/13
Thurs: 9/20
Thurs: 9/27

October 2018

Thurs: 10/4
Thurs: 10/11
Thurs: 10/18
Thurs: 10/25

November 2018

Thurs: 11/8
Thurs: 11/15
Thurs: 11/29
(3-week session)

December 2018

Thurs: 12/6
Thurs: 12/13
Thurs: 12/20
(3-week session)

January 2019

Thurs: 1/10
Thurs: 1/17
Thurs: 1/24
Thurs: 1/31

February 2019

Thurs: 2/7
Thurs: 2/14
Thurs: 2/21
Thurs: 2/28

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Where to Find us


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
Tuesday - Saturday
(by appointment)


Adoption Center & Spay Neuter Clinic

4651 Gleason Drive
Dublin, CA 94568

Adoption Center Hours
Wednesday - Sunday
11am - 6pm
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By appointment only


GuideStar Platinum Charity

2018 Awards


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.