Please complete this application form if you are interested in becoming a Allegany County Animal Shelter volunteer. Once you complete the form, click the Continue button at the bottom.

Applicant Information

Please complete this section in its entirety.


During which hours are you available for volunteer assignments?


Tell us which areas you are interested in volunteering

Special Skills or Qualifications

Contact Information

Volunteer Acknowledgement and Release

I will familiarize myself and comply with the Allegany County Animal Shelter’s policies and procedures applicable to Volunteers. I agree to perform my volunteer duties to the best of my ability. I fully understand and agree that I am providing my services in a volunteer capacity without any expressed or implied promise of salary or employment benefits. I further understand that my volunteer involvement may be terminated for reasons including, but not limited to, those outlined in the Volunteer Manual.

I recognize that working with animals may place me at risk of physical injury, such as bites and scratches, and I agree to assume those risks. I realize that although Allegany County has taken all reasonable measures to protect me, accidents and injuries may still occur.

THEREFORE, I HEREBY COMPLETELY RELEASE AND ENTIRELY DISCHARGE ALLEGANY COUNTY, MARYLAND, AND ITS AGENTS and EMPLOYEES from any and all claims and causes of action or claims of negligence or gross negligence that I or another might have or bring relating to or arising from any injury or damage that I should sustain while assisting Allegany County or in connection with my volunteer work for Allegany County Animal Shelter.

Further, I certify that I have never been convicted of animal cruelty, neglect or abandonment of an animal or any related criminal charge in Maryland or any other state.

Agreement and Signature

I certify that I am at least 18 years of age and that I have answered the above questions both truthfully and honestly. I further understand that the Volunteer Coordinator and/or the Animal Shelter Manager have the right to deny any application