If you have a strong work ethic, great customer service skills, and a desire to positively impact animal welfare, the Baltimore Humane Society encourages you to apply. Experience may be required in some instances, however nothing beats initiative and a willingness to apply your talents!

In addition, we are always looking for interns who would like to get some hands-on experience in areas like marketing, public relations, outreach, development/fundraising, and animal care.


Surgical Support Volunteer Position

Baltimore Humane Society’s Spay/Neuter/Wellness Center

The Baltimore Humane Society’s Spay/Neuter/Wellness Clinic is seeking one volunteer to act as a Surgical Support Volunteer on Thursday afternoons. This position is not hands-on with animals but rather vital support to the Spay/Neuter/Wellness Center’s daily needs in the areas of laundry, cage-cleaning, and surgical pack preparation.

Responsibilities include:

  • Surgical Laundry (mostly surgery drapes and towels)
  • Cleaning Cages- “spot” cleaning throughout day and “full” cage cleaning for end of day
  • Sweeping and Mopping the floors
  • Cleaning surgical instruments and sterilizing surgical packs
  • Preparing surgical scrub bins-Chlorhexidine Scrub (pink) and Chlorhexidine Solution (blue)
  • Wrapping surgical packs to prepare them for sterilization
  • Restocking supplies as necessary (paper towels, kitty litter, litter boxes, etc)
  • Preparing testing materials and flea prevention for use in the surgery department

The volunteers do a number of these tasks each time they work a shift. Tasks may vary with each day and tasks may vary with the time of day that the volunteer is in the Spay-Neuter Center.

The right fit for this position will be comfortable working in a professional medical setting and will have strong attention to detail.


Spay/Neuter/Wellness center volunteers must take BHS DogTown 1 and Cat Socialization courses.

Access and Mobility Requirements:

Some of the tasks require that someone be able to squat and bend but in general, they do not require any heavy lifting or wrestling with animals. Volunteers must be able to stand for for the duration of the 3.5 hour shifts.


We ask for volunteers who can commit to at least 6 months


Thursdays from 12:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Start Date:

Ideal start date is beginning of January

Primary Contact: Volunteer Manager at BHS – volunteer@bmorehumane.org

Secondary Contacts: Jessica Janney – Surgical Veterinary Technician at BHS – jjanney@bmorehumane.org Dr. Mary Zink- Veterinary Medical Director at BHS mzink@bmorehumane.org

Please send a PDF answering the following questions to volunteer@bmorehumane.org

Application Questions First Name: Last Name: E-mail Address: Telephone Number: Current Occupation:

  1. Have you ever worked, interned, or volunteered in a professional medical setting


  1. 2.Are you able to commit to volunteering for at least 6 months at the

Spay/Neuter/Wellness clinic?

    1. Are you available on Thursday afternoons from 12:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.?
  • Do you have reliable transportation?
  • Why would you like to volunteer in the Spay/Neuter/Wellness clinic?

Click here for an employment application. Completed employment applications can be mailed, faxed, or emailed (no walk-ins please!) to:

Baltimore Humane Society
Human Resources
1601 Nicodemus Road
Reisterstown, MD 21136

Fax: 410-833-4481

Email: work@bmorehumane.org

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