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MSPCA Boston Animal Care and Adoption Center

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Little Bookworms Volunteer

The MSPCA offers many opportunities for children and teens to learn about what we do and to contribute to our mission. Programs include Birthday Parties, Tours, School Visits, School Break programs, Rescue Readers, Junior Volunteer and Little Bookworms story time.

Parties are held the second and fourth Saturday of each month (1st and 3rd Sat May, Oct-Dec) - volunteers are needed from 2:00-5:30pm to set up the space, help plan and facilitate games, activities and crafts. Some animal handling is involved.

Tours and School Visits are scheduled on request, with tours occurring any day of the week and school visits typically occurring Mon-Fri during the school day.

School break is a 4 day program during school breaks (February, April and summer) for ages 10-15 which gives students the opportunity to do chores, interact with animals and discuss relevant topics.

Rescue Readers takes place select Saturday mornings and gives children the opportunity to spend 30 min sessions reading to animals. This is a new program launching in 2019 and ideally will take place 2 Saturdays per month with multiple sessions taking place each day it is held.

Junior Volunteer is a new program for kids ages 11-15 to help with shelter chores select Thursdays afternoons (4-530p) and Saturdays mornings (7-830am) in 2019.

Little Bookworms is a weekly program that meets on TUESDAY MORNINGS - help is needed from 9:15-11:15am - and provides animal related activities for toddlers. Volunteers help set the space up for the program, check people in, show animals to the children, read stories, sing fun songs and play games. Volunteers need to be able bodied enough to help move some chairs and navigate around lots of toddlers.

If you have a ready smile and a positive attitude we would love your help with any of these programs!

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MSPCA-Animal Adoption Center350 South Huntington Ave.Boston, MA 02130



  • People Skills
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Child Development


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Time commitment varies

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