Event volunteers represent the Maryland SPCA at community events.

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!

Events occur throughout the year at a variety of days and times. Events take place during the day, on weekends, or in the evening.

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 break down tables, tents, and chairs.
  • Oversee event activities and games (such as “Bobbing for Hotdogs” or obstacle courses for dogs.)

Physical Demands

  • 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 can be exposed to strong smells, animal waste, and potentially hazardous conditions, including the risk of animal bites.
  • Volunteers are required to wear pants, closed toe shoes, and shirts with sleeves at all time.

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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