Current Volunteer Opportunities at the ARL

Volunteer positions are updated at the beginning of each month.

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BOSTON VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES 

No current openings


BREWSTER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES 

Brewster Shelter Opening Volunteer: This position helps us open our shelter in the morning. While there is work involved, there is nothing like being the first one to say, “good morning” to the animals. This position includes direct animal care tasks such as providing food and water for our animals. It may also include scooping, disinfecting and rinsing our indoor and outdoor kennel runs. Indirect animal care may also be assigned, such as various administrative tasks and other duties. Applicants must be able to commit to at least one two-hour shift per week. Must be reliable, hard-working and have great attention to detail. This is hard but rewarding indoor and outdoor work in all sorts of weather. *Must be able to lift 50 pounds. This position is available Monday or Friday from 8:30 – 10:30 am. Learn more about becoming an ARL volunteer.

Brewster Adoption Center Volunteer: Our adoption centers are very busy on the weekends. Help our animals find loving homes by talking with potential adopters about our adoption process and individual animals. We are looking for energetic people who are comfortable talking to the public. This position is available Saturday or Sunday from 3:30-6:00 pm. Learn more about becoming an ARL volunteer.

Brewster Shelter Closing Volunteer: This position helps us close down our shelter at night. Making sure our animals are content overnight is a priority and that includes having a friendly face to say, good night to them. This position includes direct animal care tasks such as providing bedding, food and water for our animals. It may also include scooping, disinfecting and rinsing our indoor and outdoor kennel runs. Indirect animal care may also be assigned, such as various administrative tasks and other duties. Applicants must be able to commit to at least one two-hour shift per week. Must be reliable, hardworking and have great attention to detail. *Must be able to lift 50 pounds. This position is available Friday or Sunday 5:30 – 7:30 pm. Learn more about becoming an ARL volunteer.

Brewster Shelter Kennel Cleaner: Help keep kennels clean for our animals. Duties include scooping, disinfecting and rinsing our indoor and outdoor kennel runs, washing feed and water bowls and toys. Indirect animal care may also be assigned, such as various administrative tasks and other duties. This is hard but rewarding indoor/outdoor work in all sorts of weather. Applicants must be able to commit to at least one two-hour shift per week. Must be reliable, hardworking and have great attention to detail.*Must be able to lift 50 pounds. This position is available Monday, Wednesday, or Friday from 9:30 – 11:30 am. Learn more about becoming an ARL volunteer.

Brewster Small Animal Amigo Volunteers: We are in need of volunteers to help with our small animal care. Duties involve kennel & cage cleaning and socialization for our rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, rats, mice, birds, etc. This position has flexible hours and is available weekdays and weekends. Learn more about becoming an ARL volunteer.


DEDHAM VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES 

Dedham Feline Shelter Opener: This position helps us open our shelter in the morning. While there is work involved, there is nothing like being the first one to say “good morning” to the cats. This position includes direct cat care tasks such as providing food and water, scooping litterboxes, socializing and playtime. This position is currently available Thursday mornings from 8:30am – 10:30am.  Learn more about becoming an ARL volunteer.

Community Feline Field Team Volunteer: Our community services department is in need of volunteers to assist with trapping and transporting community and feral cats. Tasks may include transporting cats from the field to one of our shelters, and dropping off and/or picking up traps. Must have your own vehicle that can hold feral cat traps, and be willing to assist in the field in various conditions and all kinds of weather.This position is on call Monday through Friday between 10:30am – 6:30pmLearn more about becoming an ARL volunteer.


Questions? Please contact Debby Vogel, Associate Director of Volunteer Services, at (617) 226-5670

dvogel@arlboston.org , Brittany Monteiro, Boston and Dedham Volunteer Supervisor, 617-226-5694 bmonteiro@arlboston.org, or Jack Bakker, Brewster Volunteer Supervisor, 508-255-1030 jbakker@arlboston.org