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Are you dedicated to walking dogs? Can't get enough of cuddling cats? We need you as a BCAS volunteer.

Whether socializing and exercising our adoptable pets, constructing fun toys and beds, or spreading the word about our services at off-site events, our volunteers are an integral piece of the Animal Services team. To learn more about volunteer opportunities, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at


Become a Volunteer

To apply to become a volunteer, complete the Animal Services Volunteer Application (PDF) and return by email to, by fax at 410-817-4257, or by mail or in person to:

Baltimore County Animal Services
Attn: Volunteer Coordinator
13800 Manor Road
Baldwin, Maryland 21013


  • Canine Cadet
  • Canine Captain
  • Cat Cadet
  • Cat Captain
  • Greeter
  • Photographer
  • Off-site Eventer


In order to volunteer, you must:

  • be at least 18 years of age
  • commit to volunteering 10 hours per month for the next six months
  • be capable of safely handling animals with minimal staff supervision

Event Requests

Interested in hosting an event with us? We love to come out for community events and promote our many great services and adoptable pets. Depending on location, we may be able to have a few of our animals join us for the fun!

Email our Volunteer Coordinator at to request an appearance.

Tour Requests

BCAS offers tours for groups of five to 20 people for an in-depth look at how Baltimore County Animal Services works. Groups are taken through the areas of the shelter that are open to the public and introduced to the adoptable animals in BCAS’s care. Tours include a classroom portion to discuss why BCAS is essential and what animals the shelter and staff assist. Tours typically last 30 minutes to one hour. To request a tour, complete the Tour Request Form (PDF) and submit to our volunteer coordinator. 

Revised March 26, 2019         


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