We have good news and bad news for people interested in volunteering. The good news for the pets is that so many people want to volunteer that we currently have no volunteer spots open. The bad news for people that want to volunteer is that are not currently accepting new volunteers.
We are accepting new foster families, so if you are able to give a cat, dog, guinea pig, rabbit or bird respite from shelter life, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The Medfield Animal Shelter is a volunteer-led organization, and we are usually in need of adult volunteers 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 1-2 hours at a time).
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 work 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 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
We are not accepting new volunteers at this time because we have enough volunteers to fill all our open shifts.
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.