The minimum age to volunteer is 16. To view youth programs for those 15 and under, please visit our Humane Education Department at Nevins’ Farm in Methuen, Massachusetts.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering! Volunteer roles require daily access to email and the internet. Most require a weekly on-property commitment in Salem, Massachusetts.

Please note: We will be slowing down application reviews and interviews for the rest of the year. You are welcome to submit an application, but we will resume reaching out to applicants in the New Year. Happy Holidays!

Do you have questions about volunteering? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions!

Please click on the below roles for a detailed description and application link. If you do not see something that fits your availability, experience, and interests, please check back at a later date. We update openings as our needs change.

Volunteer Opportunities

Cat Care Volunteer

Cat Adoptions Assistant

Dog Care Volunteer

Enrichment Team Volunteer

Shelter Receptionist Volunteer

Run Club Volunteer

Tabling and Events Volunteer

Operations Assistant Volunteer

Shelter Care Volunteer


Looking for group opportunities? Availability of on-property tasks for groups is limited. School groups and civic organizations are instead encouraged to hold a supply drive at their location benefiting our Community Outreach pet food pantry. These are hugely helpful! Our most common needs are wet and dry cat food, wet and dry dog food, dog and cat toys, and cat litter. If your corporate group is interested in a one day on-property group volunteer opportunity in exchange for a monetary donation to MSPCA-Angell, please visit our Corporate Volunteer Program page for more information.

MSPCA-Angell Volunteer Philosophy

Volunteers are an integral pillar of the MSPCA team and are critical to the success of our mission to protect animals, relieve their suffering, advance their health and welfare, prevent cruelty, and work for a just and compassionate society.  Through their unique talents, knowledge, and care volunteers improve the lives of the animals we encounter through our programs and in our communities. Together, staff and volunteers act as positive role models as we strive to provide an integrated culture of kindness and support for the animals in our community and the people that love them.