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Volunteer Opportunities

A HOPE is recognized as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We're proud to have a dedicated team of volunteers who are vital to our growth and success.

Our volunteers are invaluable, and we appreciate every bit of help they offer. Whether you're looking to commit a lot of your time, or just a little, every effort counts.


Make a Difference for Animals

We have opportunities within many areas of our organization for you to jump in. Some of these include, but are not limited to, accounting, clinic scheduling, answering phones, social media marketing, animal care, events management, research projects, etc., etc.

Then, at our physical location in Milton (the “Paw Pad”) – the needs are endless – from general cleaning/maintenance, laundry, running errands, coming to help on a moment’s notice to transport kitties in need - and more.


Animal Intake

It’s a big process with defined protocols when we bring animals into our care. Setting up kitty condos, helping with preventative treatments, paperwork, and any other needs that pop up, needs a lot of hands. 

It’s a BIG deal. On occasion, the need for foster care of the animals coming through the Paw Pad is requested. This involves rehabbing medically needy animals, socializing those who are terrified, or just cuddling until adoption exit plans come up. 



Fostering is a HUGE volunteer need with A HOPE. If you are interested in becoming a foster for an animal through their rehabilitation process, please consider giving your time to help these babies.


Spay and Neuter Transport

Until we have our own low cost spay/neuter clinic here in Santa Rosa County, we will continue our every two week transport to Operation Spay Bay in Panama City.  For three years we have been providing this service which has taken over 8,000 animals. It's safe to say we have a very streamlined two-day process which could use more hands on deck to keep it going!


Trap Neuter Return (TNR)

TNR is a popular way of keeping the feral cat population down while also creating healthier community cats and less intake at the local shelter, thereby cutting back on the number of felines who are euthanized each year. We need assistance showing our community how easy trapping and altering cats is. Don't worry, we'll teach you everything!

Volunteer Now at

When our Founder and President, Brandi Winkleman, sees a need for the animals in our community, she feels the need to step in and help! That is what A HOPE is all about, and we want you to be a part of it too.

Would you like to join our amazing volunteer team? Click here to fill out a volunteer application!


Have more questions? Visit our FAQ page to find out the answer! 


"It's a small thing to help one animal, but to that one animal it's a big thing."
- Gene Baur

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