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Volunteer Orientation

Volunteer Orientation

A Volunteer Orientation will be held on Saturday, November 3 from 11am to 12:30pm at the Humane Society of Washington County for all individuals interested in becoming a volunteer at the shelter.
The Humane Society of Washington County encourages individuals and organizations interested in walking dogs to come to the orientation. Volunteer dog walkers will be paired with dogs that match their abilities and preferences. "Our dog walking schedules will change when the time changes," said Margaret Becker, manager of volunteer, public assistance and humane education programs. She added, "We will need volunteers to walk dogs during the daylight hours and new volunteers will need to be trained. That is why we are asking anyone interested in volunteering to attend the orientation." Research has shown that dogs that are walked on a regular basis are calmer and emotionally healthier than dogs that are constantly kept in kennels. The result is that the dogs are happier and more readily adoptable and adjustable to their new families.
Anyone interested in learning about the numerous ways volunteers can help at the Humane Society of Washington County is urged to attend the seminar. For further information or to sign up for the orientation please call Margaret Becker at 301-733-2060 x212 or contact her by email at mbecker@hswcmd.org.

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