Boston Adoption Center Volunteer Program • MSPCA-Angell

MSPCA-Angell Headquarters

350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130
(617) 522-7400
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Angell Animal Medical Centers – Boston

350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130
(617) 522-7282
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Angell West

293 Second Avenue, Waltham, MA 02451
(781) 902-8400
For on-site assistance (check-ins and pick-ups):
(339) 970-0790
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Angell at Essex

565 Maple Street, Danvers, MA 01923
(978) 304-4648
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Animal Care and Adoption Centers – Boston

350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130
(617) 522-5055
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Animal Care and Adoption Centers – Cape Cod

1577 Falmouth Road, Centerville, MA 02632
(508) 775-0940
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Animal Care and Adoption Centers – Nevins Farm

400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844
(978) 687-7453
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Animal Care and Adoption Centers – Northeast Animal Shelter

347 Highland Ave., Salem, MA 01970
(978) 745-9888
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Boston Adoption Center Volunteer Program

The minimum age to volunteer is 16. To view supervised youth programs for those 15 and under, please see our Humane Education programs.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering! Volunteer roles require daily access to email and the internet. Roles require a weekly on-property commitment in Boston, Massachusetts. Do you have questions about volunteering? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions!

Click on the below roles for a detailed description and the application link. If you do not see something that fits your availability, experience, or interests, please check back at a later date. We update openings as our needs change!

Summer 2024 Animal Welfare Specialist Volunteer Intern (High School, College, & Gap Year Students Only)

Cat Caregiver 

Dog Caregiver and Kennel Support (Mornings)

Dog Enrichment and Kennel Support (Afternoons)

Flex Caregiver – Morning or Afternoon Shifts!

Foster Care Volunteer

Level 2 Dog Caregiver and Walker

Transport Volunteer

Shelter Medications (Great for retired vets/vet techs!

Clinic Data Entry Clerk

Clinic Discharge Volunteer

Clinic Housekeeping Helper

Clinic Volunteer Veterinarian

If you’d like to help us right now from home, please consider making a donation or explore other ways to help.

Looking for group opportunities? The availability of on-property tasks for groups is limited. We encourage school groups and civic organizations to hold a supply drive benefiting our Community Outreach pet food pantry. These are hugely helpful! Our most common needs are wet and dry cat food, wet and dry dog food, dog and cat toys, and cat litter. If your corporate group is interested in an on-property group volunteer opportunity in exchange for a monetary donation to MSPCA-Angell, please visit our Corporate Volunteer Program page for more information.

MSPCA-Angell Volunteer Philosophy
Volunteers are an integral pillar of the MSPCA team and are critical to the success of our mission to protect animals, relieve their suffering, advance their health and welfare, prevent cruelty, and work for a just and compassionate society. Through their unique talents, knowledge, and care volunteers improve the lives of the animals we encounter through our programs and in our communities. Together, staff and volunteers act as positive role models as we strive to provide an integrated culture of kindness and support for the animals in our community and the people that love them.

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