5 Rafferty Rd., Hopkinton MA 01748 508-435-6938

Volunteer opportunities

Volunteers are the heart of our organization. Our staff and volunteers work together, forming a vital team that's essential to carrying out our mission to promote the health, care, and adoption of these animals. There are many important roles that you can fill.




Foster Care foster dog volunteer opportunities

We need volunteers who can provide temporary foster care for a dog in need. Although most of our dogs do well in the shelter, some dogs require special care, either because of behavioral issues or because they're too stressed to be in a shelter environment.**Adult only, pet free foster homes are highly desirable.

We also need foster homes for orphaned kittens as well as mother cats and their kittens. Learn more about fostering. 


Join the Board!

We're looking for a Treasurer to join our Board of Directors. Have a passion for accounting and bookkeeping? Licensed as a CPA? 

Interested in participating in the public outreach, fundraising  and/or long-term planning for the shelter? Learn more about the role and read our FAQS on being a board member. If you are interested in taking the next step, please complete our Board of Directors Application or contact us.

Other Volunteer Opportunities:

We're also seeking a graphic designer to design posters, flyers, and infographics. This work can be done remotely and on a flexible schedule. Please email shelter@baypathhumane.org to learn more.

In addition, we have occasional opportunities for volunteers with specialized skills such as carpentry, plumbing, electrical, landscaping, computer maintenance, and more.

Thanks for your interest!