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Current Volunteer Opportunities


Below is a listing of current volunteer opportunities for people living close to North Shore Animal League America. 


Current Volunteer Openings

Dog Walking Volunteer
Dog walker volunteers provide much-needed exercise, attention and socialization for the adult dogs in the adoption center.
Cat Volunteer
Cat volunteers help care for and comfort the cats on the adoption floor, behind the scenes and in the Cat Habitat, as well as provide customer service to potential adopters.
Foster Care Volunteer
Foster Care Parents have the opportunity to care for an animal that’s not yet ready for adoption.
Clerical duties – file and create records. Assist clients that come to Medical Center. Handle telephone calls and data entry
Pet Behavior Volunteer
Assist the trainers with daily duties as assigned, i.e., housebreaking walks, making shreds and preparing Kong’s, distribute bones and toys, feed and medicate, etc. Not an entry-level position.
Humane Education Volunteer
Strong desire to interact with children and adults, plus a strong belief in the power of education. Reliable and dependable; provides own transportation to and from presentations; at least 18 years of age; must be able to responsibly handle animals off-site.
Shelter Pet Outreach Team (SPOT) Volunteer
Strong desire to interact with residents in senior and specialized health care facilities bringing shelter puppies to visit and providing the healing benefits of animal companionship and love.
Cat/Puppy/Triple Area Volunteer
Cleaning and handling of cats, kittens and puppies and providing information to potential adopters.
Administrative Assistant (offsite dept)
Take phone calls from offsite staff and complete computer checks as requested.

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Have a Question?

You can call the Volunteer Office anytime Monday-Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM at 516-883-7900, ext.258, or send an e-mail to