Please complete this application form if you are interested in becoming a Watertown Humane Society volunteer. We ask volunteers to provide a $25 Volunteer Investment Fee in exchange for their shelter t-shirt and name badge at orientation. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age to work independently. Youth ages 14-17 who wish to become a volunteer must be accompanied and assisted directly during each of their scheduled shifts by a parent or legal guardian, who must also apply and complete our volunteer process. We require at least a 6 month service commitment and do NOT provide opportunities to fulfill court ordered community service. Once you complete the form, click the Continue button at the bottom.

Contact Information

Parent/Guardian information

If applicant is a minor, please provide name, email, and phone number for parent/guardian

Demographics & Criminal History Check

Please provide the following information. This information is used to help us get a better idea of the demographic make-up of our volunteers.  Watertown Humane Society also reserves the right to complete a background check on all volunteer applicants.

Skills & Experience

Please provide contact information for a professional reference (not a family member or spouse) who can confirm your skills, experience, and character. This person should be a supervisor, teacher, co-worker, mentor, etc. 


Please indicate the days and times you are usually available to volunteer.

Assignment Preference

The following volunteer assignments may currently be available. You may click the assignment names to learn more about that assignment. Use this list to indicate your assignment preferences.

Physical capabilities

Because many volunteer roles require lifting, bending, reaching, exposure to chemicals and animals, etc., please note any medical conditions that might affect your ability to perform certain tasks.


Please indicate your intended length of service, chosen from the following options: 6 months, 1 year, over 1 year

Emergency Contact

In the event of an emergency whom should we notify?


Please list your current or most recent employer, if applicable.

Volunteer Information Center

We provide an online "Volunteer Information Center" where volunteers may check their schedules, update their information, and receive messages. Please select the password you would like to use to access the online Volunteer Information Center.

I Agree

I understand and agree that submitting this application form does not automatically register me as a Watertown Humane Society volunteer, nor does it guarantee me a volunteer position.  I also understand that there may be certain qualifications I must meet, including passing a criminal history check and the acceptance of established volunteer policies and procedures before I may begin volunteering.

By submitting this form, I agree to the conditions stated above, and I attest that the information I have provided on the form is true and accurate.