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Love kids and animals? Volunteer for Humane Education programs at the MSPCA-Boston!

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ORGANIZATION: MSPCA Boston Animal Care and Adoption Center

  • 460 people are interested
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 Tours, School Visits, Rescue Readers, Junior Volunteer, Family Service Day and Little Bookworms Story Time. We continue to expand our programs and need volunteers to help us do that! Please see program descriptions below. If you are interested in helping with any or all of these programs please visit the MSPCA website to apply and someone will reach out with next steps: https://www.cognitoforms.com/MSPCABostonAdoptionCenter/VolunteerApplications**Please note, you must apply directly on the website to be considered.

  • Little Bookworms Story Hour
    Takes place every Tuesday from 10-11am (volunteers needed from 915-1130 for set up and breakdown). This is a program for very young kids (infant through pre-K) and we read animal themed stories, sing songs, play games and meet animals. It is a way to get even the youngest kids "involved" and comfortable with the shelter and teach them how to approach and be kind to various animals.
  • Humane Education Tours and Presentations
    Groups of all ages (Girl Scout Troops, Daycares, Schools) request tours of the shelter or request presentations at their facility. The subject matter varies based on the request, but ultimately it is an opportunity to talk about what we do at the MSPCA, about our animals and about humane treatment of animals. Dates and times also vary based on the request and you can volunteer at as many or as few as you want based on your availability.
  • Rescue Readers *You must also help with Family Service Day, Junior Volunteer or Little Bookworms to be considered for this program.
    Takes place select Saturday and Sunday mornings 930-11am and gives children the opportunity to spend 30 min sessions reading to animals.
  • Junior Volunteer
    A program for kids ages 11-15 to help with shelter chores select Thursdays afternoons (330-5p), select Saturday and Sunday mornings (745-915am) and Tuesday and Thursday mornings in the summer and during school breaks (745a-915a, 930-11am). Ideally, volunteers interested in this program are willing to participate in other shelter trainings so they know how to properly perform animal care chores.
  • Family Service Day
    A program for kids ages 6-10 who, along with a parent or guardian, help with shelter chores. This program takes place the first Sunday of each month from 745-915am. Ideally, volunteers interested in this program are willing to participate in other shelter trainings so they know how to properly perform animal care chores.
  • Humane Education Tours and Presentations *You must also help with Family Service Day, Junior Volunteer or Little Bookworms to be considered for this program.
    Groups of all ages (Girl Scout Troops, Daycares, Schools) request tours of the shelter or request presentations at their facility. The subject matter varies based on the request, but ultimately it is an opportunity to talk about what we do at the MSPCA, about our animals and about humane treatment of animals. Dates and times also vary based on the request and you can volunteer at as many or as few as you want based on your availability.

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

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About MSPCA Boston Animal Care and Adoption Center

Location:

350 S. Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130, US

Mission Statement

The Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals believes that all animals possess intrinsic value, independent of their relationships to or use by human beings. Furthermore, the MSPCA recognizes that the lives of all creaturesà ¢à  à  human and non-humanà ¢à  à  are inextricably intertwined; that our actions impact them and our fate is linked to theirs as interdependent inhabitants of the same planet. It is for these reasons that the MSPCA is dedicated to the protection of animals and the advancement of their welfare, and believes that these objectives represent legitimate and important areas for societyà ¢à  à  s ethical and legal concern. The MSPCA further recognizes that the fate of animals within our society is dependent upon the willingness of human beings to acknowledge the significance of their fellow creatures and to accept responsibility for their well-being. Consequently, the MSPCA also commits itself to the conduct of programs and activities designed to create an enlightened and compassionate citizenry that is actively concerned about protection of animals and the environment we all share.

Description

Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is a non-profit organization which protects animals, relieves their suffering, advances their health and welfare, prevents cruelty, and works for a just and compassionate society.

CAUSE AREAS

Animals
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Animals, Children & Youth, Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

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

(42.3228,-71.11115)
 

SKILLS

  • People Skills
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Child Development
  • General Education
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Event Planning / Management

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

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

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