VHS volunteers are animal heroes!
Without volunteers, we could not be as effective in helping animals. Your skills or expertise could be just what we’re looking for! Please fill out our Volunteer Application below. We’ll then follow up with you regarding volunteer opportunities.
Please note: VHS does not operate a shelter. For hands-on volunteer work with animals, please contact your local animal shelter/rescue.
VOLUNTEER AGREEMENT AND RELEASE
Vancouver Humane Society
In consideration of being permitted to participate as a volunteer for the Vancouver Humane Society, I, the undersigned, hereby agree as follows:
- I understand that I am working for the Vancouver Humane Society as an unpaid volunteer and I do not expect to become an employee as a result of any and all volunteer work I do for the Vancouver Humane Society;
- I understand that when volunteering for the Vancouver Humane Society that I must represent the Humane Society’s viewpoint on any issue I may discuss with the public;
- I agree to assume all risk of loss or injury, including death and any financial expenditures, to myself or damage to my property while on any of the premises of the Vancouver Humane Society, and elsewhere while participating in any volunteer program, and hereby release and waive any rights of action I presently have or may in the future acquire against the Vancouver Humane Society, their heirs, assigns, servants, agents or volunteers for any such loss or injury, even though such loss or injury is caused by the negligence or default of the Vancouver Humane Society, its servants, agents, or its volunteers, whether acting in the scope of employment or not;
- This Agreement shall be effective and binding upon my heirs, next of kin, executors, administrators, volunteers, assigns and representatives, in the event of my death or incapacity;
- By signing this Agreement, I acknowledge that I am of the full age and that I have read this release and have voluntarily accepted it.
I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THIS AGREEMENT AND I AM AWARE THAT BY CHECKING THE BOX IN LIEU OF MY SIGNATURE (OR DOWNLOADING THE FORM FOR MY PARENT/GUARDIAN TO SIGN IF I AM UNDER 19 YEARS OF AGE) I AM WAIVING CERTAIN LEGAL RIGHTS WHICH I OR MY HEIRS, NEXT OF KIN, EXECUTORS, ADMINISTRATORS, ASSIGNS AND REPRESENTATIVES MAY HAVE AGAINST THE VANCOUVER HUMANE SOCIETY.
If you are under 19 years of age, please download the attached additional form which your parent/guardian will need to sign and mail/fax back to us.