Please complete this application form if you are interested in volunteering at the Humane Society of Marathon County. If your application is approved we will contact you by email to confirm you have been selected and to provide you with an upcoming orientation schedule. Volunteer applications expire after 90 days without the completion of an orientation. Once you have completed the form, click the submit button at the bottom. Do not fill out this form for Service Hours.

Contact Information

If volunteering with children, please list children's names and dates of birth. Please note any child volunteering must be 8+ and only one child can volunteer per adult +18.


Minors between the ages of 16-17 may volunteer by themselves in the small animal and housekeeping positions only, and must have parental approval. Parents please provide your name and contact information.

Emergency Contact

Previous Volunteer Experience

Have you volunteered at HSMC or another humane society before?


Please check all that apply.


I Agree

I understand and agree that submitting this application form does not automatically register me as a Humane Society of Marathon County volunteer. I must meet the following qualifications: CCAP Screening, attendance and satisfactory completion of training/orientation sessions and the acceptance of established volunteer policies and procedures. As a volunteer with the Humane Society of Marathon County (HSMC), your conduct and interaction with staff, other volunteers and the public is expected to always be professional and courteous. You are making a commitment to HSMC, our staff and our animals. Your performance should be done to the best of your ability. Should a volunteer display unprofessional, dishonest or disrespectful behavior or exhibit a lack of self-discipline the volunteer will be asked to leave the premises. Such behavior could be grounds for termination of volunteer status.

In consideration of the Humane Society of Marathon County, Inc. accepting my application for participation in the Volunteer Program, I agree to release and hold harmless the Humane Society of Marathon County, Inc., its Directors, Officers, Agents and Employees from and against any and all loss, damage, claims, liability, costs and expense, of any nature whatsoever, including without limitations, attorney’s fees and disbursements arising from or occasioned by my participation in the Humane Society of Marathon County, Inc. Volunteer Program.

I understand there are certain risks of person injury, death, disease and property damage in handling the animals and other volunteer activities on behalf of the Humane Society of Marathon County, Inc. and I accept those risks.

I agree that the Humane Society of Marathon County, Inc. may photograph my participation in this program and I hereby release any such photographs to the Humane Society of Marathon County, Inc. for use in its programs, publications and purposes.

By submitting this form, I attest that the information I have provided on the form is true and accurate.