Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Butte Humane Society!

In spending time with the pets in our care, our volunteers help in every aspect of the Butte Humane Society. You can make a difference, too. We are always looking for compassionate volunteers to help in ways both big and small.

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

We look forward to you volunteering with us!


IF YOU ARE 12-15 YEARS OF AGE: You must be accompanied by an adult at all times while volunteering. Your accompanying adult must also be a BHS volunteer. You and your adult must FILL OUT SEPARATE APPLICATIONS WITH SEPARATE EMAIL ADDRESSES.

If the accompanying adult is already a volunteer, s/he does not need to purchase another shirt or complete the orientation, but will need to attend any Shadow Shifts with the junior volunteer and be with the junior at all times.


Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator for further details: or 530-343-7917 x 109

Personal Information

Emergency Contact Information

Why do you want to become a BHS volunteer?

Any previous experience with animals?

Volunteer Release & Liability Waiver

By clicking the checkbox below I acknowledge that I have read and agree to the following:

I am interested in serving as a volunteer for Butte Humane Society. I am prepared to receive orientation, training and supervision in order to devote time to this organization. This may include assisting in adoptions of pets through Butte Humane Society, at local PetSmart stores, or at other sites in the area. I understand that neither Butte Humane Society nor any other third party host is responsible for any illness or injury caused by any animals that I come into contact with during my volunteer work.

By checking the box below, I thereby agree and release, indemnify and hold harmless Butte Humane Society, PetSmart, and any other third party host, and associated Officers, Directors, and Agents from any and all claims, damages and liability arising from or related to my activities as a Butte Humane Society volunteer. I will hold Butte Humane Society harmless if I incur an injury while working as a volunteer.

WHEREAS, the undersigned volunteer (the Volunteer) realizes that Butte Humane Society is a non-profit corporation serving animal life in Butte County, CA and;

WHEREAS, major concerns of Butte Humane Society include providing non-lethal solutions to companion animal over-population;

WHEREAS, it is unfortunate that some of the animals entering Butte Humane Society become stressed under a shelter environment and as a result, their behavior is unpredictable;

NOW, THEREFORE in consideration of (i) the foregoing premises, (ii) Volunteer being allowed in Butte Humane Society and (iii) Butte Humane Society reliance upon the execution of this waiver and release by Volunteer, Volunteer agrees as follows:

1. Volunteer assumes full responsibility for any and all injuries volunteer may sustain while serving as a volunteer at Butte Humane Society or with respect to Butte Humane Society activities away from the clinic.

2. Volunteer assumes full responsibility for any and all medical costs associated with injuries sustained as a volunteer, whether at or away from Butte Humane Society, subject to coverage under any medical insurance carried by Volunteer personally or by Volunteers employer.

3. Volunteer or guardian of a minor volunteer grants Butte Humane Society permission to use their likeness in a photograph and/or video in any and all of its publications, including website entries, without payment or any other consideration. Volunteer understands and agrees that these materials will become the property of Butte Humane Society and will not be returned. Volunteer hereby irrevocably authorizes Butte Humane Society to edit, alter, copy, exhibit, publish or distribute any photo/and or video for purposes of publicizing Butte Humane Societys programs or for any other lawful purpose.

4. Volunteer hereby releases Butte Humane Society from any all claims for personal injuries while a volunteer at Butte Humane Society or while performing volunteer activities regardless of location.

I understand that I may have access to confidential information, including but not limited to donor, volunteer, staff, and animal lists or records. Disclosure of confidential information of Butte Humane Society is unacceptable, and will not be tolerated. I understand that this non-disclosure applies during and after my volunteer time with Butte Humane Society. Any copying, reproducing, or distributing of confidential information is not permissible. Confidential information remains the property of Butte Humane Society. Questions concerning whether information is confidential should be directed to the Executive Director.