Thanks to All of Our Volunteers!


The Humane Society of Northwest Georgia is a volunteer organization with just a small number of paid employees. The majority of volunteers help at the shelter taking care of the animals. We have three dog shifts each day consisting of a minimum of two people and up to five or six at a time, and two cat shifts each day consisting of one or two people.

Each shift has a lead person who is in charge, gives direction and has the keys to gain entry to the building.

The dog kennel shifts are:
AM Shift:   Usually starts about 7:00 AM
DAY Shift:  Usually starts around 12:00 PM
PM Shift:    Usually starts around 5:30 PM

The dog kennel volunteers usually get done in about two to two and a half hours. Their duties are to feed and water the dogs, walk dogs, bring them out for 20-30 minute play times, and clean kennels.

The cattery shifts are:
AM Shift:   Usually starts about 7:00 AM
PM Shift:    Usually starts around 6:00 PM

The Cattery volunteers usually get done in about one hour or so even with some short play time with the cats. Their duties are to scoop litter boxes, sweep the floors, make sure there is fresh water and food in the bowls to last until the next shift comes in. 


Online Volunteer Application – Please fill out if you are interested in Volunteering!

Volunteer Online Application

*Age Requirement – *12 – 15 years of age parent or legal guardian signature required and must be on premises during time child is volunteering. ​ *16 – 18 years of age parent or legal guardian signature required.*
*Yes - By Checking "Yes" below, I understand the Proof of Age as stated above. (Check "No" if this does not apply to you)
We have 3 shifts per day – 7 days a week: AM Shift starts at 7:45AM DAY Shift starts at 12:30PM PM Shift starts at 6:30PM
OFFICIAL VOLUNTEER WAIVER: I acknowledge that this volunteer work (working with animals) carries with it the potential risks of serious injury and property loss. I hereby assume all of the risks of participating and/or volunteering in this work. I realize that liability may arise from negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons or entities being released, from the dangerous propensity of simply unpredictable animals and their instincts or otherwise or from possible defective equipment or other safeguards, maintained or controlled by them or because of their possible liability without fault. I certify that I am physically fit, have no physical reason to refrain from said work and have not been advised otherwise by a qualified medical person that I cannot participate. I acknowledge that this Accident Waiver and Release of Liability form will be used by the HUMANE SOCIETY OF NORTHWEST GEORGIA, OR ANY OF THEIR EMPLOYEES AND/OR VOLUNTEERS to exculpate them from any and all liability associated therewith. In consideration of my application and permitting me to participate in this work, I hereby take action for myself, my executors, administrators, heirs, next of kin, successors, and assigns as follows: A) Waive, release and discharge from any and all liability for my death, disability, personal injury, property damage, property theft or actions of any kind which may hereafter accrue to me, the HUMANE SOCIETY OF NORTHWEST GEORGIA and the following entities or persons: Their directors, officers, employees, volunteers, representatives, and agents; B) Indemnify and hold harmless the entities or persons mentioned in this paragraph from any and all liabilities or claims made by other individuals or entities as a result of my or any actions during said duration of my volunteering. I hereby consent to receive medical treatment, which may be deemed advisable in the event of injury, accident and/or illness during this event. I understand that at this event or related activities I may be photographed. I agree to allow my photo, video or film likeness to be used for any legitimate purpose by the event holders, producers, sponsors, organizers and/or assigns. The Accident Waiver and Release of Liability shall be construed broadly to provide a release and waiver to the maximum extent permissible under applicable law. I hereby certify that I have read this document and I understand its contents.*
PARENT OR GUARDIANS FOR MINORS (UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE) The undersigned parent and/or natural guardian or legal guardian does hereby represent that he/she is, in fact, acting in such capacity and agrees to save and hold harmless and indemnify each and all of the parties referred to above from all liability, loss, cost, claim or damage whatsoever which may be imposed upon said parties because of any defect in or lack of such capacity to so act and release said parties on behalf of the minor and the parents or legal guardian.


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