Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Auburn Valley Humane Society! Please fill out the form below to the best of your ability so that we can begin your application and get you moving through our process. After completing this form you'll receive an email with the next steps to be completed. An email address is required to ensure you receive all relevant information. 

If you have any questions please feel free to email us at or call 253-249-7849 ext. 118.

Personal Information

Emergency Contact Information

Please indicate at least one or two people who can be called incase of an emergency while you are volunteering.

Volunteer Information

Please provide any volunteer experience that you have had in the last 5 years, including name of organization, dates and duties. It is used only to help us get a better idea of your past volunteer experience.


Please indicate which days and times you are usually available to volunteer. During your interview with the Director of Volunteers, you will finalize your placement and availability.

Volunteer Agreement

I understand and agree that submitting this application does not automatically register me as a volunteer. There are certain qualifications I must meet which include:

- I agree and accept the established volunteer policies and procedures.

- I understand that I must complete an orientation training class to proceed with the volunteer process.

- I agree to dedicate 4-6 hours per month for a minimum of 6 months.

- I agree to wear a name tag and AVHS volunteer t-shirt while on duty with AVHS.

- I understand that in the event of an accident I will need to fill out an AVHS incident report. In addition, I am also covered by State Industrial Insurance for (only) medical costs.

- I agree to give 24 hours’ notice if I am unable to fulfill my volunteer shift.

I understand that my participation and/or involvement as a volunteer of Auburn Valley Humane Society carries with it the potential for certain risks, some of which may not be reasonably foreseeable. I further acknowledge that these risks could cause me, or others around me, harm, including but not limited to, bodily injury, damage to property, emotional distress, or death. I am a willing participant in Volunteer Services for the Auburn Valley Humane Society and understand I will receive no monetary compensation for my services or time spent volunteering.

By signing and/or checking “I agree” to this agreement, I agree to release, indemnify, and hold harmless Auburn Valley Humane Society, as well as all the organization's employees, agents, representatives, successors, etc. from all losses, claims, theft, demands, liabilities, causes of action, or expenses, known or unknown, arising out of my volunteering for the Auburn Valley Humane Society. I grant and convey to AVHS all right, title and interests in any and all photographs, images, videos, or audio recordings of me or my likeness or voice by AVHS in connection with my providing volunteer services to AVHS.

Volunteer Agreement