Volunteer & Outreach

Volunteer Program

Interested in volunteering but don't know what it entails? In order to submit an application, we ask that you first attend an informational meeting hosted monthly at BHS. 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. For the month of March we have a date of Saturday May 14th from 1pm-2pm scheduled. If the date for this month's informational meeting has passed, please check back on the first of the month for the next available meeting.

Contact Volunteer Coordinator Katelyn at kateyln@bangorhumane.org or (207) 942-8902 ext 102 today!

Saturday Kids Give 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 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 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. You can RSVP for a meeting right here. 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. 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.