Mission and History
What Does A Junior Volunteer Do?
A Humane Society Volunteer can do many types of work at the shelter or at many of our events around Charles County. Volunteers do everything from socialization of our pets to cleaning cages and washing blankets to helping with off site adoption events such as those at Petco. Our Humane Education Department also uses volunteers to help with their programs whether they be at the shelter or around the county. Most of all, volunteers are motivated to do whatever is needed to ensure that as many pet's lives are saved as possible. After all, that's the bottom line.
Everything that is done serves the goal of saving lives and providing an opportunity for the right people and families to experience the wonderful things that a pet can bring into their lives.
There is no age requirement for Junior Volunteers. Those under 18 are required to have written permission of a parent or guardian, and those under 14 are required to have a parent or guardian with them while volunteering.
All hours are recorded, and can be used for community service requirements in school.
What Is Required of Me To Become A Volunteer?
Junior Volunteers must have parental permission slips signed by a parent before they can begin to volunteer with us.