We have many openings for new volunteers! All volunteers must participate in training before you can sign up for a regular shift. Fill out the application on this page if you are ready to volunteer.

Foster Families

If you are interested in fostering an active dog and working on his/her basic obedience training, please send an email to info@medfieldshelter.com. You must have previous experience owning and training a dog.

    Daily Feeding, Care and Cleaning
    Our volunteers help with breakfast and dinner every day of the week.  All volunteers must go through training and then work with experienced volunteers to ensure procedures are followed.

    Transporting Pets to the Shelter or 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 Tufts Vet School’s Luke and Lily Lerner Clinic and other area clinics. 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.

    Other Volunteer Opportunities
    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!

    • serving as an adoption counselor during adoption hours from 11 – 1:00 on Saturdays
    • 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

    Volunteer Application

    We are accepting new volunteers! All volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

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

    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.