Please complete this application form if you are interested in becoming a volunteer with Atlanta Humane Society (AHS).


Volunteer Requirements:

  • Volunteers must be at least 18 years old
  • Willing to undergo orientation and training
    • There is a $25 fee, including the Eventbrite service charge, when you register. The $25 fee covers some of our costs and allows us to provide you with supplies as needed.
  • Understand and accept AHS' mission, vision and values
  • Read and follow shelter policies, rules and procedures
  • Must sign Waiver of Liability and applicable Volunteer Job Descriptions
  • Meet with the Volunteer Manager prior to getting started


Disclaimer: Please note that the AHS volunteer program is not eligible to count towards court-ordered community service requirements, per Georgia state laws regarding record-keeping and documentation. If you are interested in completing court-ordered community service with the Atlanta Humane Society, please visit: https://atlantahumane.org/get-involved/volunteer/community-service/ for more information or to sign up for a free orientation session. 


Once you complete the application form, please click the "SUBMIT" button at the bottom of the page.


Personal Information


Emergency Contact Information


Campus Location - Where you will be volunteering

Please select one campus to serve as your Home Base.  You may volunteer at any AHS campus.  Please do not select Combined Campus as this is used for internal purposes only.



Waiver of Liability and Code of Ethics

Please take the time to read below thoroughly, and indicate your acceptance of both by checking the box at the bottom of the page.


VOLUNTEER WAIVER OF LIABILITY

By signing and submitting this application, I hereby agree to accept a position as a volunteer for the Atlanta Humane Society (AHS), and in so doing, I agree to the following: 

I agree to abide by all regulations, policies, procedures, safety, and biohazard protocols including COVID-19 Protocols which may be established from time to time.

I acknowledge that my services are provided strictly on a volunteer basis, without any pay or compensation of any kind. All services to be performed by me are at my own risk without any liability of any nature on behalf of AHS.

I recognize that any and all information shared with me as part of my duties as a volunteer is confidential and shall not be divulged to unauthorized individuals, agencies, or organizations. This information includes but is not limited to information about staff, volunteers, donors, adopters, contributors, policies, and procedures.

I understand that the activity of working with the shelter animals involves contact with animals that are unpredictable, and there exists a risk of physical harm or illness caused by contact or exposure that may result in personal injury, illness (including but not limited to Zoonotic diseases, exposure to dander and allergens found on animals) permanent disability, and death.

I acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk I may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 by volunteering at AHS, and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and death. I also agree to comply with all federal, state, and local mandates, as well as any policies and protocols of AHS relating to social distancing, hygiene, cleaning and disinfection and any required health screenings.  I agree to stay home if I have been exposed to COVID-19 in the past 14 days, am not feeling well or am displaying any symptoms of COVID-19.   I also agree to immediately notify the Volunteer Manager if I experience any of the foregoing while volunteering.   I understand that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 while volunteering at AHS may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of myself and others, including, but not limited to, AHS employees, volunteers, and the public.  I voluntarily agree to assume all of the foregoing risks and accept sole responsibility for any injury to myself (including, but not limited to, personal injury, disability, and death), illness, damage, loss, claim, liability, or expense, of any kind, that I may experience or incur in connection with my volunteer service at AHS.

I hereby release, discharge, indemnify, and hold harmless Atlanta Humane Society, its agents, servants, and employees from any and all claims, causes of action or demands of any nature or cause, including costs and attorney's fees incurred by AHS in connection with the same, whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during, or after participation in any AHS volunteer function.

I grant AHS the right to photograph me and to use the photographs in publications and marketing materials for publicity purposes. I release and discharge AHS of any liability for such use.

I understand that my failure to comply with any of the above may result in my immediate termination as an AHS volunteer.  


CODE OF ETHICS


Atlanta Humane Society (AHS) upholds the highest standards of conduct and service for the sake of saving the lives of animals. As a volunteer representing the Atlanta Humane Society, your conduct and interaction with staff, other volunteers and the public is expected to always be professional and courteous. By volunteering, you are making a commitment to staff and animals to carry out, to the best of your abilities, the tasks you perform.

Be professional. Proper AHS Volunteer attire should be worn and visible at all times when representing AHS in public.

Be responsible. Service begins and ends with individuals. Responsibility is the key to our process, so you should strive to provide accurate and timely information. Follow the policies and procedures put forth in volunteer training.

Be positive. A positive attitude is contagious. Approaching your assignments with enthusiasm and dedication will positively impact staff, other volunteers, the animals, our visitors and your overall volunteer experience.

Be responsive. Report any animal behavior and medical concerns to a staff member as quickly as possible. Respond to complaints positively and try to resolve quickly.

Be friendly, courteous and helpful. A smile and common courtesy go a long way toward making a favorable impression on people and on the animals.

Be knowledgeable. Know and understand AHS’ mission and guiding principles. If you don’t know the answer to a question, please ask for assistance. Apply training and keep safety at the forefront of your work.


Should a volunteer display unprofessional, dishonest, or disrespectful behavior, or exhibit a lack of self-discipline, the volunteer may be immediately terminated from the Volunteer Program.


By checking the box below, I agree to follow these guidelines in representing AHS.