Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Maryland SPCA for Virtual Story Time.

Please complete the following application. To move forward with volunteering, each of the questions must have a response. After completing all fields, click continue at the bottom of the page.

Contact Information


Emergency Contact

Animal Experience

Do you have any previous experience working with animals previously? (This is not required)
Do you have pets in your home?

What is your pet's name?

What are your pet(s) name(s)?


Do you require any accommodations to volunteer?

Maryland SPCA Experience

Have you previously volunteered or fostered for the Maryland SPCA? If yes, in what role(s)?

Availability and Accessibility

The majority of Virtual Story Time sessions are held on Thursdays from 3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m EST and require a stable internet connection. Are you available during this time and do you have a stable internet connection?

Education Experience

Do you have experience in education? (This is not a requirement)

Group Question

Are you volunteering with your employer or another group? If so, what is your group's name?

Statement of Interest

Please provide a detailed statement explaining why you are interested in volunteering at The Maryland SPCA, and what you wish to accomplish by volunteering with the MD SPCA's Humane Education program.

Will anyone else in your household be volunteering

Will anyone else in your household be volunteering with you and your pet? If so, what is their name? [Please note that VST volunteers must be at least 15 years old]

Selection and Placement

Applicants are reviewed on an individual basis, and selection and placement of volunteers is based on the current needs of the Maryland SPCA and the skills and interests of the volunteer. Please be aware that a limited number of volunteers can be accommodated and that a period of several weeks may be required for orientation and training.

By clicking, “I Agree,” you certify that all information provided on the application was provided by the applicant and not another party. You acknowledge that the Maryland SPCA is not responsible for any injury or harm to your person or your personal belongings while volunteering or training to become a volunteer.