Northeast Animal Shelter is an exciting and rewarding place to volunteer and work.



Animal Care Staff: If you are interested in working directly with our pets, we have openings for animal care shifts. Shift times are 7am-3pm or 3pm-9pm. Weekends and holidays are a requirement. Position involves overall care of both cats and dogs, you must be comfortable working with both. Tasks include feeding, walking, cleaning (and cleaning, and cleaning), handling pets, and more! Must be able to lift 50 lbs. Age requirement is 18+ yrs with a valid MA driver’s license. Click here to fill out our online application.

*** At this time we are not able to hire “summer help” but we’d love to have you volunteer. If you are able to commit to a long term position, please apply today.

Veterinarian: We are seeking a part-time or full-time veterinarian to join our team. The ability to work weekends is desirable. The ideal candidate will have experience and a keen interest in shelter work. Routine tasks currently include daily health exams, diagnosis, prescribing medications, administering shots, and meeting with adopters as needed. Or, if you would rather just do dental extractions and/or spay/neuter surgeries on a flexible schedule, we can custom-tailor a job for you. Click here to fill out our online application.


We are always looking for compassionate, dedicated volunteers to help. Most of our staff have started out as volunteers. We always need volunteers to help with cats and dogs, especially our 7-11am shifts.

Please visit our Volunteer Opportunities page to learn how you can become involved.