Please complete this application form if you are interested in becoming a Humane Society for Hamilton County volunteer. Once you complete the form, click the continue button at the bottom. We process applications on a weekly basis, please be patient and we will send you an email to follow-up.

A monthly time commitment of 2-6 hours is required for all volunteers, as well as a one-time purchase of a New Volunteer Package for $30 which includes a t-shirt and name badge.

During your application, you will be asked to make a password for Volgistics. Record your password as it will be needed to schedule orientation and access the volunteer portal moving forward.  After you have submitted your application, you will be contacted with details via email to schedule your orientation. If you do not receive this in 7 business days please check your spam folder. 

Applicants must be 16 years of age or older to apply.



You may optionally provide the following information. It is used only to help us get a better idea of the demographic make-up of our volunteers.


We would like to know more about what brings you to volunteer at HSHC. Any additional information will help us to know if you are a good fit for our organization.





We like to keep volunteers informed of important news, schedules, and volunteer opportunities by email. However, we will not send you any communications you prefer not to receive. Use the checkboxes below to select the kinds of communications you would like to receive.


Have you ever been charged with or convicted of a misdemeanor or felony? Or do you have a pending charge against you?

If YES, please explain.


Are you volunteering to fulfill service hours for school, work, an organization, or court ordered community service?

If YES, how many hours are you required to complete and what is the reason you need to complete them?


This information will be kept confidential. Disclosing your special needs/accommodations will allow us to better meet your needs when volunteering.

Volunteers with special needs who are unable to volunteer independently are required to have a mentor present at all times while volunteering to ensure their safety. The mentor is required to complete orientation and  training courses with the volunteer with special needs. Mentors are required to complete a separate application and put the name of the person they are mentoring in this section.

Volunteering independently means that, without assistance, you can:

  • Read our kennel/cattery cards
  • Handle animals physically
  • Understand and complete tasks for the position you choose
  • Understand written and spoken instruction
  • Complete training without modifications
  • Handle all individual phone and email correspondence within the program 

Please notate any of the following that may apply to you:

  • Do you have any medical conditions that might affect your volunteering? If yes, please explain.
  • Are you a volunteer with special needs?
  • Do you require a mentor while volunteering? If yes, please provide your mentor's first & last Name.

Please put N/A if this does not apply to you.


HSHC requires volunteers to commit to a minimum of 2-6 hours of volunteer service per month. We do not require volunteers to signup for an reoccurring schedule, however we do encourage you to do so as you may find it will improve your experience if you volunteer on a regular day and time. Consistent volunteer service is critical for the success of our Volunteer Program and for the benefit of the animals in our care. We encourage you to think about your available time and other obligations before you make the commitment to volunteer.


The following are the areas of our facility where we need your help. Please select the options that you are interested in volunteering your time:

Volunteer Release Form

In consideration of the willingness of the HUMANE SOCIETY FOR HAMILTON COUNTY (HSHC) to delegate to me assignments within the scope of volunteer services, I do hereby release, discharge, and forgive HSHC, its Board of Directors, Departments, Employees, and HSHC Volunteers from and against any liability, claims, injuries to person, death or damages that may be sustained or caused in the course of my duties as a volunteer for HSHC. Such release shall include, but not limited to, injuries sustained as a result of animal bites, scratches, diseases contracted from animals, injuries sustained due to falls and injuries due to the handling of animals or interactions with the public. I do hereby agree to indemnify and hold harmless all the above-named parties from and against any and all such liability.

It is hereby acknowledged that this document has been signed for good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, and further, this document shall be binding upon the undersigned and his/her successors, assigns and personal representatives.

Furthermore, as a volunteer I commit to:

  • Attend training sessions provided to volunteers.
  • Full disclosure of personal restrictions, such as, but not limited to: a limit on how much weight I can lift, allergies to animals, pregnancy, immune-compromised health, and any other pertinent health issues.
  • Report all accidents or injuries to first available staff; I will follow thoroughly and exactly the procedures set by HSHC.
  • Observe the safety rules of HSHC. I will follow the instructions of the staff.
  • Appropriate conduct, dress, attendance, and communication with animals, patrons, volunteers, staff, and board members of HSHC and HSHC’s partnering organizations.

I understand that my inability to adhere to rules/procedures, regulations, and guidelines may result in my immediate termination as a volunteer at HSHC.

By checking the box below and submitting this application, I hereby signify that I agree to the above in the VOLUNTEER RELEASE FORM. (I understand that I may be asked to sign and return a VOLUNTEER RELEASE FORM for HSHC's records, and inability to return this form, may result in my volunteer status becoming INACTIVE.)