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Nevins Farm Volunteer Program

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Want to devote your time to helping homeless animals in need? Volunteer at the MSPCA! Please read descriptions of our program below, and choose which one is appropriate for you!

Volunteer Philosophy

Volunteers are an integral part of the MSPCA team and are critical to the success of our mission. Through their unique talents, skill, knowledge and care, volunteers improve the lives of the animals we touch through our programs and in our communities. The staff offers a well-structured volunteer experience with an orientation, mentorship sessions, and subsequent specialized trainings. We provide an inclusive and integrated culture of support, treating each other with kindness and care. Together, staff and volunteers act as positive role models, demonstrating the organizational values of Excellence, Collaboration, Positivity, Service, Integrity and Compassion as we strive to support animals in our community and the people that love them.

Are you or your child under 16 years of age?

Check out our volunteer opportunities through our Humane Education programs.

Volunteer Program

Our traditional Volunteer Program is for those looking for a long-term commitment and encompasses a wide variety of volunteer opportunities.  We are always in need of volunteers to provide hands-on care to the animals, ensuring that the shelter living environment remains safe, clean and as comfortable as possible. Additional opportunities include assisting with office tasks, helping in the retail area, data entry, as well as helping with special events. The opportunities are endless! You will be asked to select your animal preference the day of your orientation. Available options for this are Barn, Cat, Dog, and Small Animal.

Apply to Volunteer at Nevins Farm


Community Service Program

We are happy to work with local high school or college students seeking community service opportunities for National Honor Society or similar groups.  With certain restrictions, we may allow individuals to fulfill court-ordered community service hours. We are able to offer some of the following tasks for community service projects:
•    mucking stalls
•    doing laundry/dishes
•    office tasks such as filing, copying, etc.
•    sorting donations
•    general cleaning

Apply for Community Service Program

Internships

Internships to fulfill school requirements may be offered on a case by case basis. All internships are unpaid. Please note, internships in our surgical area are limited to those who are 18+ and in a veterinary school program. For more information and to apply, please email your resume to nevinsvolunteer@mspca.org. Please include why you are seeking an internship, as well as any relevant experience or qualifications.

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