Everybody Needs Somebody To Love

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The Allegany County Animal Shelter is very proud to be the most progressive animal shelter in the State of Maryland with one the highest life saving rates on the east coast.

You have the opportunity to be part of this exciting  journey by volunteering directly at the Allegany County Animal Shelter. You can help to make a difference in a animals life and you will be rewarded with the incredible love from the animals in the shelter.

Volunteers at the Allegany County Animal Shelter can work in all areas, from caring for animals to costumer service and no previous knowledge of animal care is necessary. One hour a month or one hour a week, every help is valuable for the animals.

Volunteer Requirements:
There is no age requirement to volunteer at the Allegany County Animal Shelter. However, anyone under the age of 18 must have signed parental permission. The shelter does allow junior volunteers (13 and under) to assist their parents in a variety of volunteer opportunities. All volunteers, regardless of age, are required to attend an orientation which covers the shelter’s policies.

Volunteer Orientation
Orientations are held approximately once a month. Interested volunteer applicants are encouraged to attend.

Junior Volunteers
Being a Junior Volunteer is a great way to develop respect and compassion for living creatures. Children under the age of 13 may volunteer for certain assignments, as specified on the application, if they are accompanied by a parent. The parent and child must complete all volunteer requirements, including submission of an application and attendance at an orientation. Parent and child may also be required to complete any other addition training.


You can download the Volunteer Application here

Please e-mail the filled out application to: acasvolunteers@gmail.com

or stop by at the shelter:

716 Furnace St.

Cumberland, MD 21502