The minimum age to volunteer is 16. To view programs for those 15 and under, please visit our Humane Education Department.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering at our Methuen location! Volunteer roles require daily access to email and the internet. Most require a weekly on-property commitment.
Please click on the roles for detailed descriptions and application links. Applications must be submitted through the website. Don’t see anything fitting your availability, experience, and interests? Check back later! We update openings as our needs change.
Questions? Read our Frequently Asked Questions! The procedure for requesting court-ordered community service is covered in our FAQ.
Summer roles NOW OPEN for applications! We have three summer-only roles open to high school and college students, as well as those on a gap year after high school. These are listed first in the options below, and contain “Summer 2024” in their titles. If you’re specifically looking for a June-August volunteer opportunity, please review and apply for the one that fits your experience, skills, and availability. You must know your summer availability prior to submitting an application.
Summer 2024 Animal Welfare Specialist Volunteer Intern (High School, College, & Gap Year Students Only)
Summer 2024 Operations Assistant Volunteer Intern (High School, College, & Gap Year Students Only)
Summer 2024 Shelter Care (High School, College, & Gap Year Students Only)
Concierge – Clinic
Concierge – Shelter
Dog Caregiver and Kennel Support, Level 1 (Weekday Daytime Help Most Needed)
School Year AWS Volunteer Intern
Shelter Medications (Great for retired vets/vet techs!)
Veterinarian (Current MA Veterinary license required)
Looking for group opportunities? Availability of on-property tasks for groups is limited. School groups and civic organizations are instead encouraged to hold a supply drive at their location 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 a one day 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