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350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130
(617) 522-7282
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293 Second Avenue, Waltham, MA 02451
(781) 902-8400
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(339) 970-0790
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100 Littleton Road, Westford, MA 01886
(978) 577-5992
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(617) 522-5055
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1577 Falmouth Road, Centerville, MA 02632
(508) 775-0940
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400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844
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Flex Caregiver – Methuen


Flex Caregiver volunteers provide care to shelter pets, ensuring their living environment remains safe, clean and as comfortable as possible. This role is a good match for individuals who thrive with varied tasks, can follow an array of directions, are self-directed, and who work equally well independently or as part of a team. Please note, we are unable to change this role to fit applicant requests or qualifications.


  • Flex Caregiver volunteers will work with a variety of species, including but not limited to rabbits, guinea pigs, birds, hamsters, and cats. Dogs may become an option for some volunteers after successful demonstration of skills and commitment in other animal areas. We ask that those applying for Flex Caregiver be willing to volunteer in this role regardless of if dogs may become an option for them. This role will not include care of farm animals.
  • Volunteers clean, disinfect enclosures, and provide appropriate food, water, litter, toys and bedding along with interacting and socializing with the animals.
  • Read regular emails and other communications regarding our animals. Once cats and dogs are added in, emails are daily.



  • Some level of comfort with various species
  • Some knowledge of animal body language
  • Willingness to clean areas soiled with feces and urine
  • Ability to work independently and with other volunteers
  • Ability to adapt to an ever-changing environment. This role is not a suitable match for individuals who do best with routine tasks.
  • Ability to quickly make good judgments, for the safety of the individual, staff, other volunteers, and animals.
  • Emotional ability to handle difficult situations involving animals
  • Ability to perform physical labor for the duration of shift, use stepladder, and lift and/or pull up to 40 pounds.
  • This role requires bending, lifting, reaching, and stooping.
  • Allergies to hay or animals must be able to be controlled with medication. We cannot accommodate requests to not encounter a particular species or hay.



  • Attendance at a virtual orientation
  • On-the-job training


Reliable transportation is required. For this role, priority consideration will be given to applicants who have their own license and vehicle.

Time Commitment:

  • A weekly 3 hour shift on the same day and time each week.
  • Shifts currently available are Monday 7:30am-10:30am, Tuesday 7:30-10:30am, and Friday 7:30am-10:30am.
  • Minimum of 6 month commitment
  • We are unable to accommodate requests for alterations to the schedule. Please ensure you will be available for the duration of a currently listed open shift before applying.

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