Current Volunteer Opportunities at the ARL

Volunteer positions are updated at the beginning of each month.

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BOSTON VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES 

Sorry, there are no available opportunities at this time.


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. 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 Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday 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. Looking for energetic people who are comfortable talking to the public. This position is available weekends 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. 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, Saturday and 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. 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, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 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.

Brewster Marketing Volunteers: Help the ARL implement marketing programs including event and donor recognition programs. Serve as an ambassador for the organization, engaging customers in learning more about the ARL and our services at different events and presence opportunities in and around the Cape Cod area. Also provide support for distribution of marketing collateral, thank you mailings to donors, and more. Looking for volunteers who are high energy, really engaging, and able to be on your feet for long periods of time, and/or willing to provide administrative help on mailings, donor outreach, etc. This is an on-call position with a variety of opportunities. Learn more about becoming an ARL volunteer.


DEDHAM VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES 

Dedham Adoption Greeters: We’re looking for friendly and outgoing people to greet potential adopters as they come to our adoption center, cat adoption room, dog adoption room and small animal adoption room. This position currently has afternoon shifts available on Saturday afternoons from 1:00pm-4:00pm. Learn more about becoming an ARL volunteer.

Dedham Canine Companion: We’re looking for experienced dog handlers to enrich the lives of our shelter dogs through walking, yard play, quiet time and training. Looking for fun and engaging people with the ability to work with our stronger dogs. This position is currently available Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturdays from 2:00pm-4:00pm. Learn more about becoming an ARL volunteer.

Dedham Shelter Closing Volunteer: This position helps us close down our shelter at night. Making sure that the 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 and 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. Looking for reliable and hardworking people Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings from 6:00pm-7:30pm. Learn 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