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The Maryland SPCA Adoption Center will be CLOSED today, Monday, August 19, 2019.

The shelter will reopen tomorrow, Tuesday, August 20 for regular business hours.

Event volunteers support us by representing the MD SPCA at events in our community. Volunteers in this area will provide high levels of customer service to all event attendees and at times handle animals, while following proper handling techniques as determined by the MD SPCA

Available Shifts

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

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist with set up and break down tables, tents, and chairs
  • Assemble event materials (table cloths, flyers, merchandise, etc.)
  • Provide information and answer questions about MD SPCA services and programs
  • If trained in animal handling, assist in the handling of adoptable pets at an event
  • Oversee event activities and games
  • Encourage event participants to donate to the MD SPCA
  • Volunteers are responsible for providing their own transportation to and from events

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. A volunteer t-shirt will be provided after 10 hours of service.