Please complete this application form if you are interested in becoming a Humane Society of Cowlitz County volunteer. Once you complete the form, click the Continue button at the bottom.
REMINDER: This is the Adult Volunteer Application, if you are under 18 fill out the Youth Volunteer Application.
Request for Criminal History Information: Child/Adult Abuse Information Act, RCW 43.43.830 through 43.43.845
Washington State law requires us to conduct background checks on volunteers who will or may have unsupervised access to vulnerable individuals. We may not accept volunteers who have been convicted of a crime under this law. Our volunteers work in a variety of different programs that may bring them into contact with these individuals; therefore, it is a requirement that every volunteer provide the necessary information to conduct the background check. Your application, any additional information you provide, and the results of the background check are kept confidential.
We will contact you with the results if there is a conviction result. If you do not hear from us, there is no result but you may check in with us at any time to inquire. The record information is furnished solely on the basis of name and/or description similarity with the applicant of inquiry. If necessary, we may ask for a fingerprint for positive identification or non-identification.
Please list the following. Any information listed will remain confidential.
1. Any medical/physical conditions that we should be aware of.
2. Any allergies we should be aware of.
3. If you have a doctor or hospital you prefer in the case of an emergency.
Why do you want to volunteer for the Humane Society of Cowlitz County? Please detail what you think would make you a good fit for our organization.
Please indicate the areas you are interested in helping with.
What other skills do you have that would be useful in our volunteer program? Please check the boxes below, and detail your experience in the comment box. (This will not change the position(s) you have chosen.)
Please indicate the day(s) and time(s) you are usually available to volunteer.
Warning: Afternoon/Evening times(2 pm to 6 pm) are very popular and there are not many opening.
Early mornings to noon is when the most help is needed and when we usually have opening.
Shelter Volunteering Hours for adult Volunteers:
Mon - Fri, 9 am - 6 pm
Saturday, 9 am - 3:30 pm
We like to keep volunteers informed of important news, schedules, and volunteer opportunities by email, however 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.