Volunteer Application

  • Thank you for applying to volunteer at The Humane Society of Harford County (HSHC), where volunteers are an integral part of our team!
  • Applicant Information

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Emergency Information

  • Volunteers must have independent health insurance to volunteer at HSHC's shelter or with animals at off-site adoption events and satellite locations. Please list insurance information below:
  • Volunteer History

  • Volunteer Opportunities

  • Please indicate the type(s) of volunteer opportunities you are interested in by checking the appropriate boxes below. For a complete description of each opportunity, please visit harfordshelter.org/ways-to-give/volunteer/. Options with an asterisk (*) are only available to long-term volunteers.
  • Availability

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  • Important Reminders

  • Applicants are reviewed on an individual basis and selection and placement of volunteers is based on current needs of HSHC, skills and interests of the volunteer, and an applicant’s ability to demonstrate personal commitment to the volunteer program. We ask that volunteers commit to at least 5 hours a month for at least 6 months. Following application approval, the Volunteer Coordinator will send the applicant a link to sign up for a Volunteer Orientation. In the event that the volunteer applicant does not have access to the internet, the Volunteer Coordinator will call the applicant to schedule an orientation session. Volunteers must be at least 12 years old, and those under the age of 18 must be under direct supervision of a parent or legal guardian when volunteering at the shelter. We ask that no more than three children be accompanied by one adult. Both the guardian and child must fill out an application and attend all volunteer activities together, including orientation.