Volunteer & Outreach

Volunteer Program

Get Involved: 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 3:00pm, 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!

Get Started: 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

Our next mandatory informational meeting is TBD.


Pets on Laps

Pet Lovers! Are you looking for a fun and easy way to give back to others? Join the Bangor Humane Society’s Pets on Laps program to provide animal-assisted therapy to residents of local nursing homes and assisted living facilities! If you love animals and love talking to people about animals, you are the perfect fit for our program! Have a therapy pet? He or she may be eligible to volunteer too! For more information, search for our group on Facebook (Pets on Laps) or email PoL program coordinator, Laurie at LaurieQualey@gmail.com.


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.