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Volunteer Application


Thank you for your interest in volunteering with HRA!

There is a non-refundable $25 application/registration fee that covers volunteer necessities. Applications will not be processed until this fee is received.

Click the button below to pay your application fee online now. Then, return to this page to complete the volunteer application. 


Scholarships are available for those who qualify. If you would like to apply, complete the scholarship application here. Then, return to this page to complete the volunteer application below.  

The below application is for those 18 years of age or older Applicants under the age of 18 will be immediately rejected and the fee will not be refunded.

To see opportunities for youth engagement, please click here.

Please understand that we can only consider applicants who are able to commit to six months of service.

If you are only in the area for a short time, we will not be able to onboard you.

Thanks for understanding our need to make sure the considerable resources required to train new volunteers do pay off for the animals. 

1. Contact Information








Date of Birth:

Question - Required - How did you find out about our volunteer program?



Question - Required - Do you have experience volunteering and/or working with an animal welfare organization?


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Question - Required - Should I be selected to train as an HRA volunteer, I understand some volunteer roles will require successful completion of a background check.

Question - Required - I understand that HRA requires a monthly commitment of 4 - 8 hours from volunteers working with animals. In order to stay active in the program, I must meet this requirement. I further understand I may be asked to resign from the volunteer program if HRA finds I cannot meet this requirement.


You must review the Essential Capabilities for HRA Volunteers prior to submitting an application.

Question - Required - I have reviewed the Essential Capabilities document and certify I possess essential capabilities.

Question - Required - I understand that HRA may not be able to accept all individuals who would like to volunteer, and that HRA retains discretion to accept or decline volunteer requests based on the needs of the program.


You must sign a release of liability prior to submitting an application.

Release of Liability

PARTIES: Washington Humane Society/Washington Animal Rescue League, doing business as Humane Rescue Alliance (ORGANIZATION), is an animal welfare organization. This agreement shall be binding under any name the ORGANZATION does business as.

I, the undersigned, hereby certify that I am at least eighteen years.

DISCLAIMER, ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND WAIVER: On behalf of myself, all heirs, assigns, and next of kin, I acknowledge that as a participant in activities at any locations or events of the ORGANIZATION (VOLUNTEERISM), I may have direct contact with animals and perform tasks that involve a risk of accidental physical injury including bruises, scrapes, animal bites, animal scratches, and the possibility of acquiring a communicable disease or illness.  

I understand that the above statements illustrate the types of risks that may be involved with VOLUNTEERISM, but that these statements do not comprise a comprehensive list of possible risks. For myself, all heirs, assigns and next of kin, I willingly and voluntarily accept and assume all risk associated with my VOLUNTEERISM.

In consideration for accepting and permitting my VOLUNTEERISM, I and on behalf of the above, hereby absolutely and unconditionally release, discharge and agree to hold harmless the ORGANIZATION, its employees, successors, assigns, directors, officers, agents, volunteers and other representatives from any and all claims, demands, costs, expenses, compensation, and liabilities of every nature and kind whatsoever arising out of or in any way related to any injury or other damage that may result to me while participating in VOLUNTEERISM. I further agree that my health insurance will cover any expenses arising from medical treatment in the event of an injury.

EMERGENCY AUTHORIZATION: I hereby authorize a representative of the ORGANIZATION to act as my agent in the capacity of authorizing medical examination and/or treatment to me in the event of an emergency.

PROMOTIONAL IMAGES CONSENT: I understand that ORGANIZATION may use my photographic image or likeness taken from participation in VOLUNTEEERISM in promotional materials.

I understand that I do not contemplate or expect compensation or reimbursement from the ORGANIZATION.                            

I understand that I am expressly forbidden from taking and/or sharing photographs or video of any unavailable animal or of any nonpublic location in any of ORGANIZATION’s facilities or at any of ORGANIZATION’s events.

If any provision of this agreement shall be declared by any court of competent jurisdiction to be illegal, void, or unenforceable, the other provisions shall not be affected but shall remain in full force and effect.

This agreement sets forth and constitutes the entire agreement and understanding of the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof. This agreement supersedes any and all prior agreements, negotiations, correspondence, undertakings, promises, covenants, arrangements, communications, representations, and warranties, whether oral or written, of any party to this agreement.

I have carefully read the above agreement, including the parties, disclaimer, assumption of risk and waiver, emergency authorization and promotional images consent, and I fully understand its contents. I am aware that this is a release of liability and a contract between the ORGANIZATION and me. By signing this form I agree to the terms of this contract freely and voluntarily.



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