Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Frederick County Animal Control. FCAC is an exciting place where you can really make a difference! There are more than 100 volunteers who are actively involved with the care of our animals and the maintenance of the shelter. Please read below to see if there is an opportunity waiting for you.
The first step to becoming a volunteer is to attend non-committal orientation session.
Orientations are held 1-2 times per month. Contact Shawn Snyder, volunteer coordinator, to find out when the next orientation will be held or with questions you may have about the program. You can also learn more about volunteering by reading our FAQ page.
Volunteer Opportunities Animal handling and Foster Care
Transport animals to local adoption events
Assist at local adoption events
Walk and exercise animals
Groom animals (bathing and brushing)
Clean cages, dishes and bedding
Assist patrons visiting animals
Provide foster care for special needs
Assist in the spay and neuter clinic
Serve as photographer's assistant
Office & General Assistance
File contracts and animal records
Take lost and found reports
Follow up on adoptions
Update Petfinder pet information
Deliver posters and flyers to local businesses to display adoptable pets
Adoptions (Class Required)
Adoption visits (supervising interaction with available animals)