Volunteers are an essential part of Kibble Connection’s success in reaching thousands of pets and people each year.

Our Community Care and Advocacy Department runs Kibble Connection (KC), a program that provides pet food and supplies to assist families in keeping their pets in their home. Kibble Connection expanded at the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis and served more than 15,000 pets in 2021. Volunteers will assist with organizing and distributing pet food and supplies.

Volunteering Environment

  • Outdoors in our parking lot by the shipping containers. In case of bad weather, we will contact you beforehand.
  • Bring water, especially if it’s hot outside!

Duties and Responsibilities

Wednesday (10am-2pm):

  • Putting away donations
  • Sorting and combining loose items from donations
  • Tidying up shipping containers
  • Bagging cat and dog supplies
  • Other duties as assigned by the outreach coordinator

Saturday (10am-2pm):

  • Greeting food recipients arriving by car to pick up their food
  • Pulling supplies from the shipping containers to be picked up
  • Other duties as assigned by the outreach coordinator

Requirements

  • Volunteers should be able to stand for extended periods of time. Many tasks require volunteers to lift about 25lbs, bend, stoop and reach.
  • Volunteers should be able to follow and respond to instructions.
  • Good customer service.
  • Volunteers are representatives of the MD SPCA and must act in accordance with our five core values – community, compassion, respect, integrity and innovation while volunteering.
  • Keep community members’ information strictly confidential.

Training

  • Just attend orientation! If you would like to transition to another role, additional training is required.

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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