Northeast Animal Shelter Volunteer Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year. Click on the available position links below for more information and to begin the application process.


Volunteer Opportunities

Our application process is currently on pause for the month of January 2023. Please check back soon to see an updated list of volunteer opportunities!


Please note: 

  • Note that there is a waiting list to volunteer for certain days or positions. Positions posted above are our biggest need.
  • Some positions require applicants to be at least 18 years old to work hands-on with the animals.
  • Applicants who are 16 or 17 years old are eligible to apply, but will be required to obtain and turn in a MA Youth Work Permit prior to volunteering.
  • Applicants who are not yet 16 years old can find Humane Education opportunities through the MSPCA at Nevins Farm in Methuen.
  • Please read the availability and time commitment of the positions you are interested in. Most positions require a four to six month commitment.
  • Accepted applicants must attend an in-person Orientation and Training day.

Want to learn more about volunteering? You can attend one of our virtual info sessions that reviews the history of the Northeast Animal Shelter, our philosophies, and the volunteer experience. You can sign up for an info session here.

Upcoming Info Sessions:

  • Tuesday, October 5th, 2022 @ 5pm
  • Tuesday, November 1st, 2022 @ 5pm

Questions? Please visit our Volunteer FAQ section to see if your question has been answered there.