Please complete the following application. Each of the narrative questions must have a response. After completing all fields, click continue at the bottom of the page.

Contact Information


Emergency Contact


Do you have animal experience? If yes, please explain.

Maryland SPCA Experience

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


All volunteers are required to volunteer at least twice a month for the next six months. Are you able to commit to this? If no, please explain.

Statement of Interest

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

Community Service Requirements

Are you volunteering to fulfill a graduation service-learning requirement? If so, please list how many hours are required.

Are you volunteering to fulfill a court-ordered community service requirement? If so, please list charges and hours required.

If neither of these applies to you, please write "no".


Do you require any accommodations in order to volunteer? Examples would include an interpreter or one-on-one support like a job coach.

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.