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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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Northeast Animal Shelter Dog Care Volunteer

Dog Care Volunteer

Dog Care volunteers are people who don’t mind a bit of dog hair or slobber getting everywhere. Dogs enrich their lives and make them better people! These volunteers are excited to learn something new with every individual they get to work with. Volunteers are not only dog people, but excited about working with and speaking to the public about their favorite animals.

Position Description

Dog Care volunteers assist staff in providing care, enrichment and training to shelter dogs, and ensure living environments remain safe, clean, and as comfortable as possible. Following protocol and the guidance of staff, volunteers will support our dogs by maintaining consistency and routine as much as possible during an animal’s stay with us.

Although walking and socializing with approved dogs is part of this role once certain training steps have been successfully completed, volunteers should expect the majority of their time to be spent cleaning kennels and assisting with other support tasks such as dishes, laundry, distributing food, and cleaning up after dogs in outdoor and indoor areas. We do not offer an option for volunteers to walk or socialize dogs as their only tasks.

Due to the advanced nature of this volunteer position, applicants must meet all criteria and demonstrate such on their application. For the safety of staff, volunteers, and our dogs, only applications meeting all criteria will be considered.




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We receive a high number of applications for this role. Please ensure all criteria is met before applying.


Available Shifts:

Below are the gaps in our volunteer schedule that we are looking to fill. Please make sure your personal schedule lines up with our needs, otherwise your application may not be accepted.

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