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 many 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.
*6-9-20 - Volunteer program at FCAC continues to be suspended
Orientations are held 1-2 times per month. If you have questions about the volunteer program at FCAC, please contact Shawn Snyder. You can also learn more about volunteering by reading our FAQ page.
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 - Foster Care Application
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)