Please complete this application form if you are interested in becoming a Kearney Area Animal Shelter volunteer. Once you complete the form, click the Continue button at the bottom.


Your name & address first; emergency contact next


Demographic Information

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.



Community Service

If you are needing community service hours, please provide the reason for needing them (see example below), how many hours you need, and when they are due by. Please be specific.

Example: for fun/getting involved in community, school project, class at school, organization, program, diversion etc.



Allergies or Sensitivities

Please let us know if you have any allergies or special needs that we should be aware of. If so, please explain. If none, simply state "none" or "n/a" in this section.



Email Preferences

We like to keep volunteers informed of important news, schedules, and volunteer opportunities by email. Use the check boxes below to select the kinds of email you would like to receive from us. Please allow mail to be sent through general and recruitment appeals; this is how you will learn about when volunteers are needed for special events.



Agreement Form

I agree to act as a volunteer for the Kearney Area Animal Shelter (the “Shelter”). I acknowledge and agree that activities performed by me as a volunteer will be performed strictly on a volunteer basis, without any pay or compensation benefits. I agree to comply with the policies and regulations established by the Shelter and understand my failure to do so may result in my immediate removal as a volunteer. 

I am aware of the nature of the activities to be performed by me as a volunteer and recognize that handling animals and performing other volunteer tasks, a risk of harm, injury, illness or disease exist, including physical harm, illness, or disease caused by animals.  

I understand that public relations are an important part of volunteering at the Shelter. I consent to and authorize the Shelter to use any photographs taken of me for public relations purposes.

On behalf of myself, my heirs and personal representative, I agree to hold harmless the Kearney Area Animal Shelter, their officers, employees, and board members for any injury or damage sustained or incurred by me arising out of or in any way connected with my activities as a volunteer for the Shelter. I hereby release and discharge the Kearney Area Animal Shelter, their officers, employees and board members from any and all claims, demands, cause of action of any nature or cause, for any such injury or damage incurred or suffered by me.