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HSCC Volunteering:

Our volunteers provide all the “extras” that we need to keep our animals happy and our shelter humming.  Never afraid to roll up their sleeves and tackle a new task, the HSCC’s dedicated volunteers pitch in when and where they are needed most, sometimes at high-profile events and sometimes folding the mountains of laundry generated every day. Every task is important, and we sincerely appreciate every volunteer hour.  If you are passionate about animals, we welcome ages 6* and up to become a volunteer.  Volunteering at the HSCC is a two-way street. Volunteers give their time and talent and receive the love and affection of hundreds of animals (and humans!) in return.

The HSCC Volunteer Process:

If you are passionate about animals, we welcome people ages 14 and over to become volunteers. Ages 14 – 16 must be accompanied by an approved adult (over 18 years of age). Volunteers over the age of 16 “do not” need an accompanied adult. Waivers and areas of interest are addressed at the orientation.

Orientations are held every 8 weeks, in-person at our shelter.

The upcoming dates for 2024 are:
Saturday May 18th , Saturday July 20th , Saturday September 21st , Saturday November 16th . All orientations begin at 9:30 a.m.
Thank you for considering supporting the Humane Society of Charles County. Our Volunteers provide that “extra” support we need to keep our animals safe and happy.

Tasks include helping with fundraising events, folding mounds of laundry generated each day, dog walking, socialization with the animals, helping with landscaping and yard work are just some of the vital tasks that help us continue to provide a safe place for unwanted and stray animals. Additional training is required if you are considering being a dog walker. That training occurs following each volunteer orientation.

If you have any questions and/or are interested, please email

At this time we are switching our volunteer tracking software. You will no longer have access to Volgistics. We will have our brand new volunteer site up as soon as possible. We are in the process of onboarding. We thank you for your compassion and support! 

Some of the ongoing Volunteer Opportunities include:

  • Dog Walking
  • Cat Socialization
  • Fostering an animal
  • Cleaning and laundry
  • Off-site Adoption Events
  • Assist with Special Fundraising Events — “Walk for the Animals, Holiday Craft Fair and Top Dog”
  • Landscaping Activities:  Dog Park Beautification, Grounds Maintenance, Gardening
  • Administrative Support
  • Humane Education Program 
Adoption Event in Waldorf MD

Volunteers and dogs alike having fun at an adoption event at PetSmart in Waldorf MD

Thank you to our generous sponsors:

  • 4 Pets' Sake Pet Sitting Services
    4 Pets' Sake Pet Sitting Services
  • Brictoria Cottage Image
    Brictoria Cottage Image
  • Golden Renaissance Jewellers
    Golden Renaissance Jewellers
  • Charles County Sheriff's Office
    Charles County Sheriff's Office
  • Edward L. Sanders Insurance Agency
    Edward L. Sanders Insurance Agency
  • Waldorf Toyota
    Waldorf Toyota
  • Shore United Bank
    Shore United Bank
  • Perfect Pet Resort
    Perfect Pet Resort

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