Please complete this form if you are interested in becoming a Humane Society of Cambria County volunteer. Please know that all prospective volunteers must meet the approval of staff and board members. The Humane Society of Cambria County reserves the right to refuse volunteer work to any individual who does not qualify or meet the needs of our organization.

The volunteers who assist us take on a variety of roles to provide the best service and care possible to our animals and visitors from the community. There are many ways to help! From dog walking and cat cuddling, to doing dishes and yard maintenance, to participating in special events and serving on committees. 

Before submitting your application, please review the following requirements:

  1. Volunteers must be at least 12 years of age or older. Volunteers between 12 and 15 years of age must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Volunteers may independently volunteer at the age of 16 with cats ONLY. Volunteers under 18 years of age must have consent from his or her parent(s) or guardian(s). Volunteers may volunteer with dogs at 18 years of age or older.
  2. Volunteers assisted by Direct Support Professionals must be accompanied by his or her Direct Support Professional at all times. Direct Support Professionals are required to complete all necessary training along with his or her client to volunteer. Direct Support Professionals may oversee ONLY one of his or her clients per volunteer shift.
  3. Volunteers completing community service must provide paperwork detailing who requires the community service, the amount of hours to be completed, and for what reason the service is to be done to prior to participating in any orientations, trainings, or volunteering. 

Once submitted, your application will be reviewed by our Volunteer Coordinator who will then inform you, the applicant, of the approval or denial of your volunteer request.

If approved, you will meet with the Coordinator for Volunteer Orientation. They are scheduled every other week on Tuesdays from 5:00pm-5:30pm or Saturdays from 10:00am-11:30pm. You will also be required to complete further training for particular volunteer activities like our Dog Handling Class.

Once you complete the form, click the 'Continue' button at the bottom of the page to submit. Thank you for wanting to make a difference!

Name and address

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.

Employer Information


Community Service

General Question 1

General Question 2

Parent or Guardian

If you are under the age of 18, please provide contact information for a parent or guardian.


Emergency Contact

Email Preferences

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

Volunteer Orientation & Training

Please indicate what Volunteer Assignments you plan to perform. Certain assignments require further training. Dog Handling Class will follow Volunteer Orientation.

I Agree

I have completed this application truthfully and to the best of my ability. I understand that my completion of this application does not automatically qualify me as a volunteer of the Humane Society of Cambria County. Once accepted as a volunteer, I am fully prepared to complete the necessary steps in becoming a volunteer.