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

Volunteer Requirements:

Those looking to volunteer with AHS must meet the following requirements:

- At least 18 years old

- Willing to undergo training

- Understand and accept AHS' mission, vision and values

- Read and follow shelter policies, rules and procedures.

Once you complete the form, please click the SUBMIT button at the bottom.

Personal Information

Emergency Contact Information

Campus/Site Location

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Waiver of Liability and Code of Ethics

Please take the time to read below thoroughly.

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 policies, regulations and procedures, and 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 in handling animals and performing other volunteer tasks, there exists a risk of injury including physical harm or illness caused by the animals. 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, based on damages or injuries or illnesses which may be incurred, or sustained by me in any way connected with my volunteer services for the Atlanta Humane Society.

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 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. By checking the box below, I submit this application and Waiver of Liability with my electronic signature.


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.