Volunteer & Outreach

Volunteer Program

From dog walkers to cat cleaners, and dishwashers to offsite events, we would love your help with just about everything! Daily dog walks are at 8:00am and 3:30pm, we would love to have you come walk the trails with our canine friends and give them some time outside of their kennels. At 9:00am every morning we clean all of the cat kennels in the building and would love help cleaning and then afterwards socializing our kitties. One of our favorite things to do is spread our mission and talk about our available animals at offsite events! We have lots of dishes, laundry, and cleaning to do all day long from 8:00am-6:00pm 365 days a year - and we would love your help!

We are very flexible with hours and would love to have you join our team. Start volunteering today - sign up for our Volunteer Informational meeting (details below). For specific questions please contact Volunteer Coordinator Katelyn at katelyn@bangorhumane.org or (207) 942-8902 ext. 102!

Volunteer Informational Meeting

Interested in volunteering but don't know what it entails? Want to ask questions and learn more about the program in a group setting? Come to our informal volunteer informational meeting! Learn all about being part of the BHS family, and pick up an application after the meeting if you think it's the purr-fect fit for you!

Our next info meeting is scheduled for Saturday October 8th from 1-2! To RSVP please click here.


Saturday Kids Give Back

There is no event scheduled at this time, please check back!

Do you have grade school aged children who are looking to learn the importance of giving, not getting? Then we have the perfect way for them to give back to their community! Usually scheduled once a month, Saturday Kids Give Back allows children to come in with a parent or guardian to volunteer their time. Kids make adoption signs to highlight a specific animal's best qualities, craft cat toys, and make dog treats to keep our pups happy in their kennels! Interested in attending? Check our Facebook page facebook.com/bangorhumane or go to our event page bangorhumane.org/events to see when the next event is! None listed? Keep checking back, there will be another one soon! If you have specific questions about the event please give us a call at (207) 942-8902 or email our Volunteer Coordinator Katelyn at katelyn@bangorhumane.org. Thanks!


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 katelyn@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 under the age of 15-years are more than welcome to volunteer as well, and must to be accompanied by an adult who is at least 21-years-old.

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

The first step is to set up a time to come in for a group informational meeting. The informational meeting doesn't commit you to being a volunteer just yet! Come learn about what volunteers do at BHS, and make sure it's the right fit for you. After the meeting, if you choose to pursue volunteering at BHS, you will be given a volunteer application. After you submit your application, you will be contacted by the Volunteer Coordinator to come in for a one-on-one orientation. After your orientation, you will set up a time to come in to start your training!

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. If you have further questions, please contact our Volunteer and Foster Care Coordinator Katelyn at (207) 942-8902 ext. 102 or katelyn@bangorhumane.org.

Do you offer volunteer opportunities for groups?

We do! To discuss your specific group's needs, please contact Volunteer and Foster Care Coordinator Katelyn at (207) 942-8902 ext. 102 or katelyn@bangorhumane.org before applying.

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

Absolutely! There are people at the Bangor Humane Society 365 days a year, from 8:00am-6:00pm almost every day. Many volunteers are in school or hold other jobs, and are able to work volunteering into their schedules.

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.