Annapolis - Volunteer Opportunities
WORK WITH ANIMALS
The mission of the SPCA is to protect animals from acts of cruelty and neglect. Specifically, the SPCA promotes humane care of animals, provides shelter and rehabilitation to animals in need, and works for the passage of legislation supporting humane treatment of animals.
The local branch is a short drive (or long walk) from the St. John's College campus. The center regularly has opportunities for volunteers in the following areas: dog walkers, cat socializers, event staffing, and adoption follow up calls.
Pets on Wheels.org
Pets on Wheels is affiliated with the Anne Arundel County Visitation Program. In the program, dedicated volunteers and their pets team up to brighten the days of residents in long term care facilities, helping loneliness to disappear. Volunteers are asked to commit a minimum of 1 hour per week visiting a facility of their choice.
Anne Arundel County Animal Control
Anne Arundel County Animal Control headquarters are located a 20 minute drive from campus. Among other things, the headquarters feature a pet adoption center.
Volunteers are needed on site for a variety of roles, including: adoption counselors, animal caregivers, as well as a variety of administrative tasks.
Maryland Therapeutic Riding
Maryland Therapeutic Riding provides a sanctuary for healing, learning, and living by forging life-changing connections between people and horses. Specifically, Maryland Therapeutic Riding strives to improve the lives of special needs riders of all ages using a high quality riding program.
Volunteers are crucial to this organization, and opportunities include: leading and side-walking, barn maintenance, grooming and tacking, fundraising and administrative activities.
The National Zoo, as well as the Maryland Zoo and National Aquarium in Baltimore, all have a variety of volunteer opportunities available. Please note that these facilities are located at least a half-hour from the St. John's campus.