Volunteer & Foster

The Animal Rescue League of Boston (ARL) is always seeking dedicated and compassionate people who are looking for meaningful ways to donate their time to help animals in need.

Volunteer Engagement recruits and supports over 500 volunteers and nearly 200 foster families who contribute more than 26,000 hours of service each year. Volunteers provide critical support for animal enrichment, training and socialization as well as advocacy, administration and customer service roles throughout the organization.


Volunteer as an Individual

ARL is always in need of dedicated and compassionate individuals who are looking to match their skills and interests with their love of animals. View our current individual volunteer opportunities.


Volunteer as a Group

ARL welcomes local businesses, schools, and organizations that are looking to volunteer their time to help animals in need. View our current group volunteer opportunities.


Become a Foster Parent

We are always seeking responsible and loving individuals who are willing to open up their home to animals in need. See our current foster care opportunities.