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Caring for nearly 3,500 animals every year is hard work that takes many hands! We can provide our animals with care, food, love and comfort thanks to our fabulous, hard-working, passionate volunteers. Volunteers are the very core of our organization, and we are always looking to welcome more people to the team.

Volunteers work at our animal care facilities (30 Range Road in Brunswick and 27 Atlantic Highway in Edgecomb), our administrative location (190 Pleasant Street in Brunswick), our Thrift Store (Creature Comforts, in Boothbay Harbor), and some help with off-site events or at home.  If you aren’t able to come in to the shelter to volunteer but would like to do some serious good and work directly with animals, we urge you to consider fostering animals that could use some quiet time in a loving home (see our Foster page for more information).

If you would like to volunteer with us, the first thing you’ll need to do is sign up for and attend an orientation. Volunteer Orientations are listed on our Upcoming Volunteer Orientations Calendar. You’ll learn about the history of Midcoast Humane, what we do, and all the ways you can help our organization and our animals.  Space is limited and the orientations do fill up, so please sign up early.  To sign up, scroll over the orientation you wish to attend and follow the registration link provided in the description bubble. 

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