Humane Society for Hamilton County Volunteer Application
Please complete this application form if you are interested in becoming a Humane Society for Hamilton County volunteer. Once you complete the form, click the submit button at the bottom.

You will be asked to make a password for Volgistics. Please write your password down as this will be how you access the dates to attend orientation.

Applicants must be 16 years of age or older to apply.

As of January, 1, 2021, we will be placing the orientation of new applicants for our Volunteer Program on a temporary hold to allow us time to get current applicants on-boarded--a process that has been delayed due to COVID.

We will also be moving into our new facility in Fishers in early Spring 2021, so our team will need to revamp many parts of the program including the new volunteer orientation process. Therefore, we won't be on-boarding new volunteers until after our transition into the new facility this Spring.

Volunteers are critical to our operation, so thank you for your interest and desire to support our life-saving efforts. You may submit your application and we will hold it until orientations resume. We appreciate your support and patience as we work through COVID delays and our first quarter transition to a brighter future.




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.



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.


Have you ever been charged with or convicted of a misdemeanor or felony?
If YES, please explain. If NO, please put N/A.


Are you volunteering to fulfill service hours for school, work, an organization, or court ordered community service?

If YES, how many hours are you required to complete and what is the reason you need to complete them?

If No, please put N/A.


This information will be kept confidential. Disclosing your special needs/accommodations will allow us to better meet your needs when volunteering.

Volunteers with special needs are required to have a mentor present at all times while volunteering to ensure their safety. The mentor is required to go through orientation and other training courses with the volunteer with special needs.

Mentors are required to fill out a separate application and put the name of the person they are mentoring in this section.

Do you have any medical conditions that might affect your volunteering?
If yes, please explain.

Are you a volunteer with special needs?

Do you require a mentor while volunteering?
If yes, please provide your Mentors First & Last Name.

Please put N/A if this does not apply to you.


HSHC requires volunteers to commit to a minimum of 6 hours of volunteer service per month. We do not require volunteers to sign-up for an assigned reoccurring schedule, however volunteers may find it will improve their experience if they volunteer on a regular day and time.

Consistent volunteer service is critical for the success of our Volunteer Program and for the benefit of the animals in our care. We encourage you to think about your available time and other obligations before you make the commitment to volunteer.

Are you able to commit to a minimum of two hours of service per month?


We would like to know more about what brings you to volunteer at HSHC. Any additional information will help us to know if you are a good fit for our organization.

Volunteer Release Form

In consideration of the willingness of the HUMANE SOCIETY FOR HAMILTON COUNTY (HSHC) to delegate to me assignments within the scope of volunteer services, I do hereby release, discharge, and forgive HSHC, its Board of Directors, Departments, Employees, and HSHC Volunteers from and against any liability, claims, injuries to person, death or damages that may be sustained or caused in the course of my duties as a volunteer for HSHC. Such release shall include, but not limited to, injuries sustained as a result of animal bites, scratches, diseases contracted from animals, injuries sustained due to falls and injuries due to the handling of animals or interactions with the public. I do hereby agree to indemnify and hold harmless all the above-named parties from and against any and all such liability.

It is hereby acknowledged that this document has been signed for good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, and further, this document shall be binding upon the undersigned and his/her successors, assigns and personal representatives.

Furthermore, as a volunteer I commit to:

•Attend training sessions provided to volunteers.
•Full disclosure of personal restrictions, such as, but not limited to: a limit on how much weight I can lift, allergies to animals, pregnancy, immune-compromised health, and any other pertinent health issues.
•Report all accidents or injuries to first available staff; I will follow thoroughly and exactly the procedures set by HSHC.
•Observe the safety rules of HSHC. I will follow the instructions of the staff.
•Appropriate conduct, dress, attendance, and communication with animals, patrons, volunteers, staff, and board members of HSHC and HSHC’s partnering organizations.

I understand that my inability to adhere to rules/procedures, regulations, and guidelines may result in my immediate termination as a volunteer at HSHC.

By checking the box below and submitting this application, I hereby signify that I agree to the above in the VOLUNTEER RELEASE FORM. (I understand that I may be asked to sign and return a VOLUNTEER RELEASE FORM for HSHC's records, and inability to return this form, may result in my volunteer status becoming INACTIVE.)