Event volunteers represent the Maryland SPCA at community events throughout the year.

Event volunteers support us by representing the MD SPCA at community, adoption and fundraising events. Events play a crucial role in making our community aware of our lifesaving services and adoptable pets as well as raising funds!

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Engage event attendees, providing information about MD SPCA services and programs.
  • Facilitate “meets” with animals at adoption events (if trained).
  • Assist with setup and breakdown of tables, tents and chairs.
  • Oversee event activities and games (such as “Bobbing for Hotdogs” or obstacle courses for dogs.)


  • Standing for periods of time, with frequent bending, kneeling, stooping, and reaching.
  • Occasional lifting and loading of event materials.

Volunteering Environment

  • Volunteering is performed in a variety of locations both indoors and outdoors.
  • Volunteers may be exposed to strong smells, animal waste, and the risk of animal bites.

Become a volunteer in the shelter, then be on the lookout for events in the newsletter! All the information above may change event to event.

Get Started

The first step to getting started as a volunteer at the MD SPCA is to attend a volunteer orientation. Held twice a month at the MD SPCA, the orientation will provide you with more information about volunteering and allow you to ask about our volunteer policies.

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