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The ASTRO Foundation is always seeking volunteers for a variety of positions. Lend a helping hand at our Adoption Center, Petco Riverbank Cattery, or the ASTRO Foundation Thrift Store! Review our available positions below, and select the opportunity that sparks your interest! ​

A current volunteer application and waiver must be on file for each volunteer. Please use the link below to access a PDF copy of the application and waiver. You can complete, then email back to us at, or drop off in person at the ASTRO Adoption Center.


Cattery Caretaker

Cat care and cleaning at the ASTRO Foundation Adoption Center

Duties: Assist with cleaning of cattery condos and communal areas (dishes, litter boxes, laundry). Help maintain overall cleanliness of the Adoption Center. Administer medications as necessary. Socialize cats/kittens awaiting forever homes. 

Comittment: One, two hour shift per week at the Adoption Center: 157 N. Fifth Avenue in Oakdale, CA. Shifts available seven days per week between 9:00am and 12:00pm. 

Requirements: Must be 16 years or older and complete volunteer liability waiver. Must follow detailed operating procedures, have the ability to lift 20lbs or more, recognize abnormalities in animal health and behavior and work well with others. 

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Thrift & Gift Sales Associate

Customer service and sales at the ASTRO Thrift & Gift Shop

Duties: Taking in donations, pricing, sales, decorating, and opening/closing the shop. All proceeds from the shop directly benefit our rescue animals!

Comittment: Please contact Mary Buchanan, Shop Manager, for details on current shift openings.

Location and Contact Information: 

250 East E. Street, Oakdale, CA. 95361

(209) 605 - 8100


Petco Riverbank Cattery Caretaker

Resetting the ASTRO cat condos at Petco in Riverbank

Duties: Sanitize cat condos at Petco in Riverbank; fresh dishes, litter boxes, bedding and toys.

Comittment: For information on available shifts, please contact Nina Smith, our lead Petco volunteer. (209) 404 - 7729.


2341 Claribel Rd, Riverbank, CA 95367

​​Help make a difference and sign up
to volunteer today!

We wouldn't be anywhere without our incredible team of dedicated and passionate volunteers. We look forward to working with you!


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