Volunteering

Please note: Since putting up our new website we have received many more volunteer applications than we have openings in the schedule to accommodate.  While we try to reply to every application, you may not hear from us until we have an opening.

The Medfield Animal Shelter is a volunteer-led organization, and we are always in need of volunteers ages 16 and older who can commit to helping on a regular basis (we require all volunteers to make a minimum commitment of helping two times a month for a couple hours at a time). We currently have openings for volunteers interested in helping to maintain our shrubs and lawn, take recycling to the transfer station and to organize supplies.

 

Daily Feeding, Care and Cleaning
If you are interested in helping care for the pets, we currently need volunteers to help with breakfast and dinner every day of the week.  All volunteers must go through training and then volunteer with experienced volunteers for several weeks before they will be given a key.

Transporting Pets to the Vet
We are always looking for ways to reduce our costs so we can afford to help more pets. One way we do that is by taking advantage of the low cost spay/neuter clinics in the area. We use the Rhode Island Community Spay/Neuter Clinic in Warwick, and Tufts Vet School’s Luke and Lily Lerner Clinic  They are close enough for us to use in addition to our wonderful local vet clinics. One of our many volunteer opportunities is to drive our pets to their surgery appointments or bring them home after.  If you can help by driving to or from one of these clinics, please let us know.

Maintenance
Here are just a few of the things that need to be done on an ongoing basis. If you can help with any of these tasks, we really need you!

  • laundry — we always seem to have laundry to do!
  • care and feeding of the shrubs and other landscaping
  • taking the recycling to the transfer station each week

Please click the link below to fill out the application. Once you have submitted the application, you will hear from us within a week.

Please note: We expect all volunteers to help with some of the cleaning tasks, since keeping the entire facility clean is vital to providing a healthy environment for the pets and their caretakers, and is also very time consuming.

Volunteer Application