The Maryland SPCA is looking for volunteers with pets to take part in a virtual story time for children!
The mission of the SPCA is to enforce laws for the protection of animals and to promote education about proper care of animals.
Volunteers are needed to help give back and help pets and people! The Maryland SPCA is re-creating their Wagging Tales Reading Hour virtually. Kids aged 5-10 will log on to their computers on Thursday afternoons to read to pets. This will give Baltimore City students the opportunity to connect with pets and practice their reading skills in a non-judgmental and positive space.
Volunteers will have the opportunity to help children foster love and compassion towards animals assist children in connection with pets, help young readers flourish, and boost morale in our community.
Volunteers are needed Thursday from 3:45 – 4:30 p.m. lasthing through March. Volunteers need the following:
- Have a pet in your home (cats, dogs, rabbits, hedgehogs, parakeets, etc. are welcome!)
- Be able to log onto Zoom
- Have a pet who will stay in one room for a 15 minute time period with minimal movement (taking a nap or eating dinner enjoying a snack is perfect)
- Have a webcam which can be positioned on your pet
Commitment: This is a 10 week volunteer opportunity on Thursdays. Volunteers do not need to be at every session.
Restrictions: Volunteers need to be 16+ and have a pet