Volunteering

Thank you for your interest in helping our shelter! All of us here at the Humane Society of Calvert County are extremely grateful for the tremendous community support we receive.  Our volunteers are indispensable!  they are dedicated  people of all ages, from all walks of life, who thoughtfully donate thousands of hours of their own personal time to help the animals and people of Calvert County.  

We are currently not accepting new applications for volunteers at this time due to the Coronavirus pandemic, and we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.  Please check back with us at a later date.

** If you have been ordered to complete court-ordered service, please contact Angel at Spirit1610@hotmail.com

Please note, we only accept court-ordered community service through Calvert County courts.  Please also note that you will not be working with the animals.


SHORT-TERM VOLUNTEERS

Short-term volunteers are Girl Scout & Boy scout troops, student/individuals who need to earn a few community service hours for school, church or a club or simply those who wish to help the animals but cannot commit to being a long term volunteer.

if your group would like to help the Humane Society of Calvert County by doing a service project, please contact Nicole Smith @NicoleSmith703@gmail.com

Because further training is required to work directly with our animals, short term volunteers do not interact with our shelter animals.

LONG-TERM VOLUNTEERS

Long-term volunteers are those folks that can commit to a minimum ion four hours per month and be with us for six months or more.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: Are there any age restrictions to volunteer?

As one of the few animal welfare organizations that continues to welcome children as volunteers, we greatly recognize their talents, gifts and enthusiasm.  However, as an animal shelter, we must also weigh the risks inherent when around animals and in a public facility.  For safety and liability reasons, volunteers under age 18 years of age must be accompanied to all volunteer activities by a parent or legal guardian.  parents or legal guardians are asked to fill out a separate volunteer application, and attend orientation and trainings with the child.  We ask that no more than three children be accompanied by one adult.  Only volunteers age 16 and up may volunteer at offsite events.

Q: How much time do I need to commit to volunteering?

We ask that you commit to a minimum of Four hours per month for at least six months

Q: What are the jobs that volunteers can do?

We have a variety of programs and services to suit all types of volunteers 

*Adoption events: bring adoptable animals from shelter to social adoption events to help them find forever homes

* Animal care: Assist our animal care teams with activities such as cleaning cages & kennels

*Administrative: Help our admin and adoptions staff with duties such as date entry, checking voice mails, returning phone calls and other office projects

* Daily Chores: Help our shelter staff with daily tasks such as cleaning, mopping, laundry and organizing donations

* Dog Walker: Help make a shelter dog's day better by taking them for a walk or spending some quality time playing or relaxing with them in enrichment are or play yard.

* Grounds & maintenance: assist with special projects, day to day grounds and maintenance related activities and beautification projects in and out of the shelter

* Humane education: provide outreach and education in the community or at the shelter for various schools, youth groups or special events

* Photography: Help HSCC animals find placement by taking photos for our website, social media appeals, rescue and foster pleas, and/or take photos at HSCC events
*Special Events: Assist with planning, preparation and execution of special events in the community
*Transport: Help transport pets to satellite adoption locations, veterinary hospitals and local rescue groups
**We are currently not accepting new applications for volunteers at this time and sincerely apologize for any inconvenience. Please check back with us at a later date. 
General volunteer questions:
Nicole Smith
NicoleSmith703@gmail.com
Want to help us?

Here is what you and/or your group can do to help us.

1. Organize a supply drive collecting items from our wish list

2. Hold a fundraiser or bake sale to benefit The Humane Society of Calvert County

3. Make toys, blankets, art work for the animals kennels or outdoor decorations for our walking paths or play yard areas

3. Make "adopt me" bandannas or apparel for our dogs to wear at adoption events, parades and outings with our volunteers

4. Help us teach the community about responsible pet ownership.

5. Several times a year, large groups of 6-30 people are welcomed to come in for large on site projects on as as needed basis. these projects are scheduled far in advance and are typically for groups ages 18 and over.


Click Here For Kennel Wish List Items


Click here to donate

This is a tax deductible donation. We are a non profit 501 3C # 52-1736501

Thank you so much for your donation

The Humane Society of Calvert County 

2210 Dalrymple Road

Sunderland MD 20689

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Clearing out your attic, garage or estate?

Consider clearing out and donating at the same time!
Why not bring your donatable items to Bunting Online Auctions in Dunkirk?
They will auction off your items and proceeds will go to the Humane Society of Calvert County!
Items such as furniture, glassware, antiques, artwork, Collectibles, vintage coins, Silver serving pc, crystal, vintage items, jewelry and more!
Simply drop off your items to Bunting online auctions, 
10745 Town Center Blvd, Suite 1, Dunkirk MD (shopping center behind Giant)
Tell them the items are to be donated to account # 1149 Humane Society of Calvert County
Contact Dawn at Bunting Online auctions for details 301-298-9300
or Buntingonlineauctions@gmail.com










Getting married soon?

Consider donating to help our animals in lieu of wedding favors!

Donations can be sent to Humane Society of Calvert County, atten: Wedding favor donations
Po Box 3505, Prince Frederick, MD 20678











Attention College students! 

Home for a break? Why not help out at the Humane Society of Calvert County by helping us with Dog Walking! We need help every day starting at 11:00  We give all of our dogs a daily walk and spend time playing with and loving them each day  Come for an hour or two, any day you choose! our facility is at 2210 Dalrymple Rd, Sunderland MD Contact Jill@hsccrescue.com





Vet and Rescue Transport

We need help every week bringing dogs from shelters to our resuce.  Help is also needed to transport back and forth to local vets for spay, neuter and check ups.

If you would like to help us, please contact Nicole Smith at nicolesmith703@gmail.com or call her at: 443-624-3460



Donate in Memory of a loved one.

We will send acknowledgement note to their family with your donation


Donate here:

Acknowledgement letter to:





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Just select Humane Society of Calvert County and start shopping and donating at the same time!





Check our Wish list for items needed at kennel!


Copy the link above into your browser to find our Humane Society wish list!





Donate





Donate a Kuranda bed to our kennel!

Donate Bed here

Every Shelter Dog Deserves a Kuranda Bed. We are in need of replacement beds and parts. These beds will provide a safe, warm place for them to sleep while they are residing with us at the kennel. If you can help, please click on Donate Bed Here link , search by state, Maryland and look for Calvert County Humane Society. Thank you.





Birthday Party Donation Drive


Have a Birthday Party and ask guests to bring food and treat donations for the Humane Society of Calvert County in lieu of gifts!








Contribute through United Way at Work


Add Humane Society of Calvert County as a United Way contribution through workplace contributions!

Our CFC # is 68325



Volunteer to help out!  Contact Nicole Smith at nicolesmith703@gmail.com

We need volunteers to bring dogs back and forth to local vets

We need dog walkers every day!  

Help us with Adoption events!  

Help with fundraisers! 

Help with kennel maintenance and special projects!  




Sponsor an animal

With a donation of $100, you or your friend or loved one will receive:


  • A picture of a homeless dog at our shelter
  • Information about "their" pet
  • A Sponsorship Certificate
  • And best of all, the wonderful feeling that you are actively helping homeless pets in your community !!

Thanks for your help!


Link to Sponsor form:



Sponsor Form

Yes, I would like to send the gift of love to:
Name: _______________________________________
Address: _______________________________________
_______________________________________
_______________________________________

**You can visit our web site at
www.calvertcountyhumanesociety.org and
choose your own animal. If you do not select
one, we will be happy to select one for you.
Specific Dog :________________________
This gift of love is from:
Name:
Address:
Phone Number:
_______________________________________
_______________________________________
_______________________________________
Message:
_______________________________________
_______________________________________
Please mail request to:
(Check should be payable to HSCC)
HSCC
Attn:  Sponsor Program
P. O. Box 3505
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
For every animal in our care, THANK YOU !!!