Volunteer Application

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at our shelter. It is our belief that each and every volunteer plays a vital role in our mission to provide high quality animal care, adoption services, and humane education. Students must be at least 12 years of age to volunteer. Volunteers between ages 12 and 15 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is 18 years of age or older at all times of service (please submit a separate application for the parent or guardian). Prior to serving with our organization, each applicant must attend the Volunteer Orientation, successfully complete Shelter Safety Training, and agree to our Volunteer Release and Confidentiality agreement stated at the end of this application.

Once you complete the form, click the Continue button at the bottom. If you have any questions about the application, please call our Volunteer Coordinator at 541-779-3215 ext. 101 or email at stephanie@sohumane.org.

Name and address

Emergency Contact

Demographic Information

Tell us a little bit about you.



Enter your weekly availability. If you are unavailable on a weekly basis, leave this section blank and refer to the comment area below:

Volunteer Release; Confidentiality Agreement

I recognize that when working with or around shelter animals, there is a risk of injury, including physical harm caused by the animals. On behalf of myself, my heirs, personal representatives, and executor, I release, discharge and indemnify SoHumane, its agents and employees from any and all claims, causes of action or demands of any nature of cause connected with my volunteer services. This could include any costs, attorney’s fees and court costs incurred by SoHumane in connection with my volunteer services based on damages or injuries which I may incur in any way while volunteering. Such damages are not limited to but may include animal bites, scratches, accidents, injuries, vet bills and personal property damage.


I agree to release, discharge and indemnify SoHumane and hold the organization harmless for any and all damage to my personal property while providing my services on a voluntary basis for SoHumane, its agents, servants and employees.


I understand that public relations are an important aspect of volunteer work at SoHumane. 

I, therefore, agree on behalf of myself, my heirs, personal representatives and executors to allow SoHumane and its agents to use any photographs, video, or film taken of me for use in public relations efforts. SoHumane will use all reasonable efforts to notify me, but notification is not required for the photographs, video or film to be used for public relations purposes.


I agree to not disclose to any person or entity any confidential information to which I come in contact, and to take reasonable precautions to prevent its loss or inadvertent disclosure. I agree to use confidential information only for the purpose of performing my volunteer duties. 

By checking the box below, I state that I have read and fully understand the terms and conditions of this volunteer agreement. I acknowledge that failure to comply with all of the rules and regulations established by SoHumane could result in my immediate termination as a volunteer.

This also serves as an agreement for applicants under the age of 18 who must have parental or legal guardian consent: by checking the box below, as the parent or legal guardian of the stated applicant, I give full consent for my child or ward to provide volunteer services for SoHumane and its agents. On behalf of myself and my child or ward, I have read, understand, and agree to all the terms and conditions outlined above.