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Volunteer Programs

Volunteer Al clicker training at Forrest Park
Some of Our amazing Sunday Cat Crew, volunteers Erica and Cyndi
Clean Team groomer Diana, helping a matted dog feel oh so much better!

The Center is always in need of volunteers.  We offer many wonderful opportunities for people to make a difference for our homeless animals.  Volunteer positions range from animal caretakers to office help to providing foster care for animals with the greatest needs.  Please consider offering your time and talents to make life better for animals who are in transition.

Our next over welcome session for new prospective volunteers will be held on July 12th at 6pm at our adoption center. We do not take RSVP's so you do not need  to register to attend, however you MUST attend an orientation prior to volunteering in the center. In order to work with the animals, volunteers must be over 18 years old.

Thank you once again for supporting Thomas J O'Connor Animal Shelter and its animal residents! We look forward to meeting you soon!

Thomas J. O'Connor Animal Control & Adoption Center, 627 Cottage Street, Springfield, MA 01104