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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MSPCA Boston Cat Caregiver Volunteer


Cat Caregiver volunteers assist in providing care to shelter cats, 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.


  • Volunteers will clean, disinfect enclosures, and provide appropriate food, water, litter, toys, and bedding along with interacting and socializing with volunteer friendly cats
  • Volunteers will help with other shelter tasks such as dishes, laundry, and sorting donations.
  • Read regular emails and other communications regarding our animals.


  • Experience caring for and interacting with cats
  • Some knowledge of animal body language
  • Willingness to clean areas soiled with feces and urine
  • Ability to work independently and with others
  • 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 – such as use of stepladder and lifting/pulling up to 40 pounds.
  • As this role requires frequent verbal and written communication, applicants must be proficient in English
  • Proficiency in using a computer without assistance, and learning new programs. All volunteers digitally log hours and use an online scheduling function.


  • A commitment of at least six months
  • A weekly 3 hour shift on a set day and time
  • Attendance of a virtual orientation and on-the-job training shift

Available shifts:

  • Monday’s 8am-11am
  • We are unable to accommodate requests for alterations to the schedule. Please ensure you will be available for the full duration of a shift before applying. Thank you!

Apply Now!