KHS Volunteer Application

0% Before You Begin
Please be aware that the Kalamazoo Humane Society is a non-shelter facility, so we do not have animals on-site.

Operation Fix-It and Community Service Volunteers:

If you are looking for Community Service hours OR Operation Fix-It surgery credit, please DO NOT fill out the volunteer application. You should contact the Volunteer Coordinator directly at 269-743-0382 or smead@kazoohumane.org to see if there are any opportunities available. 

Contact Information

Current Employment

Emergency Contact

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VOLUNTEER PROGRAM Interests


You can find descriptions of KHS volunteer opportunities at www.kazoohumane.org/volunteer

Getting To Know You

VOLUNTEER POLICY AND AGREEMENT

As a volunteer, I am expected to:

  • Conduct myself in a professional and adult manner at all times while involved in program activities or fundraising events.
  • Perform my tasks under the guidelines established in the job description for that job.
  • Report for scheduled duties on time. If you know in advance that your scheduled has changed, notify the Volunteer Coordinator. 
  • Support the mission and goals of the Kalamazoo Humane Society at all times while involved in program activities or fundraising events.
  • Report any abusive behavior in the shelter to the KHS Volunteer Coordinator.
  • Support and adhere to the policies and procedures of Kalamazoo Humane Society as outlined in the Volunteer Manual.
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding the animals coming into our clinic/events.
  • Wear a Kalamazoo Humane Society volunteer t-shirt at all times while volunteering at the shelter or fundraising events. KHS t-shirts will be supplied by KHS.

 As a volunteer, I understand and agree that:

  • I am providing my services in a volunteer capacity without any expressed or implied promise of salary or employment benefits.
  • Using or being under the influence of drugs or alcohol is strictly prohibited while volunteering for KHS.
  • Kalamazoo Humane Society is a smoke-free workplace. Smoking is only permitted outside the building.
  • Verbal or physical abuse to volunteers, animals, clients or staff will not be tolerated.
  • My volunteer involvement may be terminated if I do not meet my commitment in an appropriate manner, or otherwise fail to adhere to policies and procedures as outlined in the Volunteer Manual.

WAIVER STATEMENT

In consideration of my being permitted to participate in this volunteer program, I hereby agree to assume any and all risks connected with acting as a volunteer for the Kalamazoo Humane Society and the Kalamazoo County Animal Services & Enforcement’s (KCASE) shelter.  I understand that my work will not be paid work, and I waive all claims for salary and wages.

I waive and release any and all rights and claims for damages which I may have at present or in the future against the Kalamazoo Humane Society and KCASE with this program for all causes of action, including but not limited to causes of action arising from negligence or others.

I accept full responsibility for any and all injuries or damages to property suffered or caused by me as a result of my participation in this program or any related activities and agree to hold the Kalamazoo Humane Society, the County of Kalamazoo, any persons or organizations associated with them in this program harmless from such injuries or damages.

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