Our Mission:

To champion the welfare of animals and improve the lives of people through programs that create mutually beneficial human-animal connections, inspiring kindness and respect throughout our community.

Please complete this application if you are interested in becoming a Anderson Humane volunteer. Once you complete the form, click the submit button at the bottom.


  • All volunteers must be at least 16 years old.
  • All fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required. 

***Court-Ordered Community Service Applicants must be assigned through a Kane County court and are required to complete a separate application & interview process.***

Questions? Email us volunteers@ahconnects.org 

Create a Volunteer Account

Please enter your information and create a password for your volunteer account below. If you use a school/college/university email, you may not be able to receive Anderson Humane communications. 

Your account will not be activated until you complete a New Volunteer Orientation (link will be sent via email once you submit the Volunteer Application).

Demographic Information

To help Anderson Humane secure additional funding, it is helpful to know who our volunteers are and develop aggregate statistics. Please complete as you are comfortable.

Additional Information

Emergency Contact Information

All information will be kept confidential and given to medical personnel if necessary. Please provide the name of an emergency contact.

Limitations or Allergies

Volunteering at Anderson Humane often requires bending, walking, reaching and lifting. Additionally, you will be exposed to animal dander, fluids and allergens such as peanuts/peanut butter among others. Please let us know of any physical limitations and/or allergies you may have that would prevent you from performing volunteer duties below:

Anderson Humane Volunteer Agreement

I agree to serve without compensation as a volunteer worker to provide service to Anderson Humane. As a volunteer worker, I acknowledge that I will be acting entirely at my own risk. I am aware of the dangers inherent in handling animals and the hazards inherent in the normal course of volunteer work at Anderson Humane.

In consideration of Anderson Humane allowing me to provide volunteer work on a volunteer basis for the charitable and not-for-profit purposes of Anderson Humane, I hereby release, discharge and indemnify Anderson Humane and its agents, directors, officers, servants, employees and other volunteer workers from any and all claims, present or future, whether known or unknown, on account of any personal or bodily injury, including death and/or on account of any damage to any of my property suffered and sustained by me from any cause incident to or arising out of, during or in connection with, any volunteer work for or on behalf of Anderson Humane. Anderson Humane has the right to terminate this Agreement upon its discretion. I understand and agree that the terms of this Agreement shall be binding upon heirs, my assigns, personal representatives and myself. In the case of an emergency requiring medical care, I authorize Anderson Humane to act on my behalf.

Euthanasia Statement:

All volunteers and staff of Anderson Humane must understand and accept that, even though all reasonable accommodations are made to support the physical and emotional health of our shelter animals, there are situations in which animals must be euthanized.