Please complete this application form if you are interested in volunteering for special events or ongoing administrative needs. Please note, you will not be able to volunteer with HSEC's animals unless you attend volunteer orientation.


Once you complete the form, click the submit button at the bottom.


**Due to limited time and resources, we don't accept volunteers who need to complete community service hours by suggestion of their lawyer or as mandated by the court.**


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Volunteer Consent Form

Humane Society of Eastern Carolina

Volunteer Services Release/Consent Form


I agree to release, discharge, indemnify and hold the Humane Society of Eastern Carolina (HSEC) harmless for any and all damages to my person and/or property while performing as a volunteer in a volunteer capacity any and all duties for the HSEC. I recognize there exists a risk of injury or illness, including personal injury or harm handling animals at the HSEC in a volunteer capacity. On behalf of myself, my heirs, personal representatives and executors, I hereby release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless the HSEC, its agents, affiliates, servants, employees and board of directors from any and all claims, causes of action or demands, of any nature or cause connected with my volunteer services. This is to include costs and/or attorney’s fees incurred by the HSEC related to damages incurred or sustained by me in any way in connection with my volunteer services. Such damages or injuries might include, but not limited to, animal bites and scratches, injuries and personal property damage.


I further understand that public relations is an important part of my volunteering at HSEC. I agree, therefore, on behalf of myself, my heirs, personal representatives and executors to allow HSEC to use any photographs or audio/video recordings taken of me for use in public relations effort. Any photographic images or audio/video tapes in which I appear will become property of the HSEC, which can use them in any and all ways it sees fit. The HSEC will use reasonable efforts to notify me, but such notification is not a pre-condition to the release of the photographs under the auspices of the HSEC.


VOLUNTEER is defined as a person who freely chooses to render services to the HSEC in a voluntary capacity for civic, charitable or personal reasons without promise or expectation of compensation.


VOLUNTEER CAPACITY means the actions and duties performed by the volunteer are done without payment by HSEC.


1. I fully understand and agree that my services are provided in a volunteer capacity.

2. I fully understand and agree that I am providing services to the HSEC strictly as a volunteer.

3. I fully understand and agree to provide my services to the HSEC as a volunteer and in a volunteer capacity with out any employment-type benefits, including, but not limited to, employment insurance programs, workers compensation accrual in any form, sick, holiday or annual leave time.

4. I fully understand that the HSEC handles large numbers of animals of unknown temperament on a daily basis. I agree to hold the HSEC harmless from any liability for any injury(ies) or disease(s) which I might sustain from handling animals during the course of my volunteer duties.

5. I fully understand and agree to assume all risks involved in any and all duties that I perform for the HSEC in my volunteer capacity, whether on site at the facility or off site. Such duties may consist of, but not limited to, animal handling, custodial work, kennel staff assistance and other foreseeable duties.

6. I agree to familiarize myself with the HSEC policies and procedures and fully comply with these procedures.

7. I fully understand that the HSEC expects high standards of moral and ethical treatment of the animals in its care. I agree to strictly adhere to these standards in my volunteer capacity when in the service of the HSEC.

8. I fully understand and agree that at its discretion, the HSEC may end this volunteer relationship for any reason or no reason at all.


I, having fully read and understand the above terms and conditions, hereby agree to accept position with the HSEC as a volunteer, performing volunteer duties for generous and charitable reasons in a volunteer capacity. I further understand that by agreeing to accept my services as a volunteer, the HSEC is under no obligation to provide me with compensation of any kind whatsoever, to guarantee that my services will be needed for any period of time and that no liability will be incurred by the HSEC to anyone, including myself, for the performance of voluntary action or duties. I acknowledge that I have read and fully understand the terms and conditions of the foregoing volunteer agreement and volunteer services release, and that I will comply with same.