Bedford County Humane Society - Share your home with a new loved one today!
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1:00pm - 5:00pm
1108 Lutzville Road
Everett, PA 15537
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We appreciate any help you can provide to our animal friends. Thank you

Ways to Help (Volunteer)

The animals at the Bedford County Humane Society are always in need of your help!


If you can afford one hour of your time, you could make a large difference in the life of an animal. You can fill out the volunteer application on our website and then stop on in anytime (7 days a week between 1:00 PM- 5:00 PM). If you are between the ages of sixteen and eighteen please have your parent or legal guardian accompany you during your initial registration.


You need to have tennis shoes or some sort of “closed-toe” shoes

that cover your entire feet while volunteering at BCHS.


As long as you are 16 or older (no exceptions please) and are a registered volunteer you are welcome to come to the shelter any time between the hours of 8:00 AM- 5:00 PM any day to volunteer. You will need to have a waiver signed by a parent if you are under the age of eighteen.


Feel free to plan on staying the day, if you would like! Just be sure to bring a lunch or snack and also remember that working with animals can be dirty, so dress accordingly and also dress appropriately for the weather.


There is nothing more you need to do to volunteer, it is that simple! Just come on in and we’ll handle the rest.

Listed below are just a few things that volunteers can do at the shelter:

  • Walk and socialize with the dogs
  • Bathe/groom dogs
  • Spend quality one-on-one time with the animals to help socialize them and teach them tricks! (puppies, kittens & cats too)
  • Spend time in the ‘Free Roam’ Cat Room to socialize, help groom or otherwise, just help to make their lives more comfortable during their stay here

Additional Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Help with fundraising events–look on our Events page, give us a call if you can help at any of the scheduled events
  • Share ideas on fundraising and special donation drives
  • Create advertising material to help get the shelter recognized within a larger community radius
  • Volunteer for Off-site Adoption Events (you can call the shelter for more information on adoption events)
  • Gather bedding, cleaning supplies and other items from our ‘wish list’ in your community, for the animals and shelter
  • Hold a drive at your school or in your community for things listed on our ‘wish list’
  • Are you not able to adopt at this time? Consider offering one of the most rewarding things ever! A chance at life… Become a Licensed Foster Home today! Foster Care enables us to rescue animals that may not do well in a shelter environment due to their age, injury or health status. Animals in need of foster care often include Pregnant/nursing animals, animals recovering from surgery/injuries or senior animals.

Anything else you can think of? We are willing to work with you and any ideas you have! Come join our committees of dedicated volunteers who strive to make a difference for the animals and our community.


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1108 Lutzville Road,
Everett, PA 15537

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