500 Legacy Farms North, Hopkinton MA 01748 508-435-6938

Find answers to frequently asked questions about volunteering at Baypath Humane Society. 

Frequently Asked Questions

*** Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are suspending our volunteer program for the time being. Please rest assured that our animals are being well cared for during this difficult time. Stay safe and check back!

Is there an age requirement for volunteers?

Yes, for safety's sake, all volunteers need to be 18 or older. If you are under 18, there are still lots of great ways you can help the animals. Please check out our suggestions for how to make a contribution to Baypath or the animal community as a whole.

What time commitment is required?

To provide consistency for the handling of our dogs and cats, we require a commitment of two hours per week for at least six months. Volunteer shifts are scheduled from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in two-hour increments. Volunteers work every day of the year, in all weather conditions. Please understand this is an expectation of your commitment.

How do I apply?

It depends on the role. Please check out our Volunteer with us page for information on the roles and how to apply.

Do I need prior experience?

Prior dog or cat experience is not required to volunteer, but it is beneficial. Please see our essential capabilities document for more information.

How strenuous is the job?

Our volunteer opportunities require moderate physical exercise, so please be sure you understand and are comfortable with the physical aspects of the role in which you are interested. Please see our essential capabilities document for more information.