Volunteer Application Form

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


You will be asked to make a password for Volgistics. Please write your password down as this will be how you access the dates to attend orientation.


Applicants must be 16 years of age or older to apply.


PERSONAL INFORMATION


EMERGENCY CONTACT


DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

You may optionally provide the following information. It is used only to help us get a better idea of the demographic make-up of our volunteers.



EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION


EMAIL PREFERENCES

We like to keep volunteers informed of important news, schedules, and volunteer opportunities by email, however we 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.



PRIOR CONVICTIONS (REQUIRED)

Have you ever been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony?

If YES, please explain. If NO, please put N/A.



SERVICE HOURS (REQUIRED)

Are you volunteering to fulfill service hours for school, work, an organization, or court ordered community service?


If YES, how many hours are you required to complete and what is the reason you need to complete them?


If No, please put N/A.



SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS/SPECIAL NEEDS-CONFIDENTIAL

This information will be kept confidential. Disclosing your special needs/accommodations will allow us to better meet your needs when volunteering.


Volunteers with special needs are required to have a mentor present at all times while volunteering to ensure their safety. The mentor is required to go through orientation and other training courses with the volunteer with special needs.


Mentors are required to fill out a separate application and put the name of the person they are mentoring in this section.



Do you have any medical conditions that might affect your volunteering?

If yes, please explain.


Are you a volunteer with special needs?


Do you require a mentor while volunteering?

If yes, please provide your Mentors First & Last Name.


Please put N/A if this does not apply to you.



WHY DO YOU WANT TO VOLUNTEER WITH HSHC? (REQUIRED)

We would like to know more about what brings you to volunteer at HSHC. Any additional information will help us to know if you are a good fit for our organization.



VOLUNTEER SERVICE COMMITMENT (REQUIRED)

HSHC requires volunteers to commit to a minimum of 2 hours of volunteer service per month. We do not require volunteers to sign-up for an assigned reoccurring schedule, however volunteers may find it will improve their experience if they volunteer on a regular day and time. Volunteers who fail to log any service hours within a 90-day period will become inactive and removed from our Volunteer Program.


Consistent volunteer service is critical for the success of our Volunteer Program and for the benefit of the animals in our care. We encourage you to think about your available time and other obligations before you make the commitment to volunteer.


Are you able to commit to a minimum of two hours of service per month?



Volunteer Release Form

In consideration of the willingness of the Humane Society for Hamilton County to delegate to me assignments within the scope of volunteer services, I do hereby release, discharge, and forgive the Humane Society for Hamilton County, it’s board, departments, and employees from and against any liability, claims, injuries to person, death or damages that may be sustained or caused in the course of my duties as a volunteer for the Humane Society for Hamilton County. Such release shall include, but not limited to, injuries sustained as a result of animal bites, scratches, diseases contracted from animals, injuries due to falls and injuries due to the handling of animals. I do hereby agree to indemnify and hold harmless all the above named parties from and against any and all such liability.


It is hereby acknowledged that this document has been signed for good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, and further, this document shall be binding upon the undersigned and his/her successors, assigns and personal representatives.


Furthermore, as a volunteer I commit to:

Attend Orientation & Training sessions provided to volunteers.


Full disclosure of personal restrictions, such as but not limited to: a limit on how much weight I can lift; allergies to animals; pregnancy; immunocompromised; and any other pertinent health issues, special needs, etc.


Reporting all accidents or injuries to first available staff. I will follow thoroughly and exactly the procedures set by the Humane Society for Hamilton County.

Observing the safety rules of the Humane Society for Hamilton County. I will follow the instructions of the staff.


By checking the box below and submitting application, I hereby signify that I agree to the above in the VOLUNTEER RELEASE FORM. (I understand that I may be asked to sign and return a VOLUNTEER RELEASE FORM for HSHC's records, and inability to return this form, may result in my volunteer status becoming INACTIVE.)