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 Nashoba – Low-Cost Wellness Care

100 Littleton Road, Westford, MA 01886
(978) 577-5992
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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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MSPCA Boston Shelter Care Volunteer


Shelter Care Volunteers assist staff in ensuring the shelter environment remains safe, clean and as comfortable as possible for animals, staff, and volunteers. This role is a great option for those seeking community service hours for National Honor Society or college applications.(We are not able to serve as a site for court-ordered service.)


  • Wash, dry, fold, and put away laundry.
  • Wash, dry, and put away dishes, litter boxes, and other items.
  • Sort donations.
  • Empty trash and recycling.
  • Clean and disinfect shelter areas.
  • Train other volunteers on Shelter Care tasks.
  • Miscellaneous tasks as requested by staff.
  • In times of high need, shelter care volunteers may be asked to assist with cleaning dog kennels.
  • This role will not involve hands-on animal care, but directly supports their needs!


  • Ability to work independently and with other volunteers
  • Ability to follow directions and  prioritize tasks
  • Willingness to clean areas soiled with feces and urine.
  • Ability to adapt to an ever-changing environment and quickly make good judgements for the safety of the individual, staff, other volunteers, and animals
  • Ability to perform physical labor for the duration of shift, use stepladder, and lift and/or pull up to 50 pounds.
  • A can-do attitude is a must for this role!


  • A weekly 2 or 3 hour shift on a set day and time.
  • Minimum Commitment is three consecutive months after onboarding. This may take up to a month after acceptance and is dependent on your availability for an orientation and training. Extended commitments welcome!

Available Shifts: 

  • Variable 2 hour shift between 7:30am – 4:30pm, 7 days a week

Apply Now!