Volunteer & Outreach

Overview

If you're interested in volunteering at the Bangor Humane Society, you can start by filling out our volunteer application. If you have any questions about volunteering or completing community service hours at BHS, please contact our volunteer coordinator, Brittney Littlefield, or call the humane society.

We appreciate your support of the Bangor Humane Society, but please note that we receive hundreds of applications every year, and we don't always have a position for everyone who applies.

Additional Details

Volunteering at the Bangor Humane Society is fun and incredibly rewarding. Thank you for thinking about joining our volunteer team!

There are a wide range of volunteer positions ranging from direct care for the animals to helping with office work and fundraising. All volunteers should expect to work with members of the public and potential adopters as well as the animals. We work carefully to match your skills and interests with the jobs that need to be done every day.

First, fill out our volunteer application, which is sent electronically directly to the attention of the Volunteer Coordinator. If you require a paper copy of the application, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator or complete one on-site at the shelter.

Please note that most communication is done primarily through email. After your application has been received and reviewed and you are selected to continue enrollment, you will be contacted by our Volunteer Coordinator to set up an orientation, interview and volunteer training. 

Please understand that we may not have a volunteer position for every applicant.

Anyone under sixteen years of age who would like to volunteer must be accompanied by an adult during all volunteer hours and volunteer tasks may be limited for health and safety.

If you need community service hours for school or court, please contact Brittney Littlefield directly at (207) 942-8902 ext 102 and complete a Community Service Application at the front desk.

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 or to have one of our staff come speak to your group.

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.