Volunteer & Outreach

Volunteer Program


Interested in volunteering but don't know what it entails? Want to know where to start off as a volunteer? We are excited to begin accepting volunteer applications again on July 11th! In order to submit an application, we ask that you first attend our informational meeting. Applications will be given out after the meeting to parties who have decided that they are interested in volunteering! You must RSVP to the informational meeting, and space is limited. Don't wait! Contact Volunteer Coordinator Katelyn at volunteer@bangorhumane.org or (207) 942-8902 ext 102 today!


Humane Education and Outreach

Do you have a group of students, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, or a special group of individuals that would like to learn more about our mission and animal welfare?

Call us to set up an educational field trip to our shelter. We are currently hosting tours with BHS Board Member Laurie Qualey (who also runs our Saturday Kids Give Back event). Laurie will lead the tour, which will finish up with your group making fun kennel signs for specific animals that highlight their best qualities! Interested in a tour? Contact volunteer coordinator Katelyn at (207) 942-8902 ext. 102 or volunteer@bangorhumane.org to set up a time!

We would also be happy to set up a time for a staff member to come speak to your group as well! For inquries please contact Director of Development Stacey at stacey@bangorhumane.org!

Volunteer FAQ

How old do volunteers need to be?

Our volunteers must be 16 years old or older to volunteer without an adult. Individuals between the ages of 10 and 15 years may volunteer but only with an adult at least 21 years old.

What is the process for becoming a volunteer for the Bangor Humane Society?

The first step is to fill out our application online or pick one up from our facility during our business hours. Once you have submitted an application we will contact you to schedule an orientation if your schedule and interests match our needs. All new volunteers must attend an orientation as well as 3-5 training sessions (depending on the position) before volunteering on their own.

Can I use my volunteer time at the Bangor Humane Society to complete a school requirement?

Yes, volunteer hours may be used to fulfill volunteer requirements. If you need to fulfill a school requirement please complete a Community Service Application at the front desk. Please call Brittney Littlefield at (207) 942-8902 ext 102 to get more information.

Do you offer volunteer opportunities for groups?

There may be times when we are in need of help from a group for projects on site such as yard work or landscaping or other one time projects as needed. If something like this interests you, please call the shelter to discuss project availability. Small groups may consider other off site ways to help such as organizing a donation drive, toy drive, or adoption promotion. For safety reasons we do not have groups of volunteers work directly with the animals.

I work or go to school during the week. What opportunities are there for me?

The Bangor Humane Society is open until 6:00 pm Monday through Friday, leaving some time in the evenings for volunteer work. Volunteers may also schedule time on the weekends depending on our needs at the time.

What if I can't commit to a schedule once a week?

Although we do strongly encourage applicants to commit to two hours each week, we do offer monthly opportunities for individuals who are unable to commit to a regular schedule.