HSW Volunteer Application

Join the Ranks!

Join the ranks of some wonderful people who volunteer their time and services to help make the residents content until new loving homes are found. There is always something to do. Walking, socializing, loving, petting, cleaning.

If you don’t want to work directly with the animals, there are many options that help the animals just as much, such as answering the phone, filing, data entry, follow up calls or assisting in fundraising and events like our monthly yard sales, penny socials, photos with Santa and much more. There are ALWAYS outside chores, cleaning, dishes, and laundry to be washed, dried, folded and put away.

Volunteers under the age of 16 are welcome, however a parent/guardian must stay and volunteer with them. They can also participate as volunteers by holding fundraising events on their own, such as collecting deposit cans, pennies for puppies, dollars for doggies, cash for cats and doing pledges.

Volunteers are always needed at our Petsmart Adoption Centers in Middletown and Monroe. Clean, feed, and play with our cats and kittens. Many different days and time slots are available. Mornings are generally 9-11, afternoons can be any two hour period between 3 and 9 pm. Volunteering means so much to the cats who are there waiting for a home and you’ll feel great when you leave! We also need floaters – people we can call in a pinch if a regular can not cover their shift. Please check off the box below if you can help.

You must be 16 years + to submit this application. If you are under the age of 16 please have a parent or guardian complete the form for you.

For more information, call the shelter at 845-778-5115 or send e-mail to vc@waldenhumane.org.


If you are under the age of 16 you MUST have an adult with you to volunteer at the shelter Names and Ages of Children Who Want to Volunteer with You



Volunteering at our Petsmart Adoption Centers is a weekly commitment, you need to be at the adoption center the same day and time every week. Shifts are approximately 1.5 - 2 hours on your scheduled day, and include light cleaning, feeding, care, play time with the cats and hopefully adoptions! Training and support provided.


If you are able to volunteer in the Morning, we would love to have help cleaning and feeding.

If you are able to volunteer in the Afternoon, you will be able to spend more time with the animals, walking dogs and/or socializing with our cats.

Many of our weekend adoption and fundraising events start about 10 and run to mid afternoon.

ICommunity Service Hours will only be counted during the morning shift


By clicking the 'Submit' button, I acknowledge that I have read, understand and will comply with the terms and condition of the following Volunteer Agreement. No liability whatsoever will be incurred by the Humane Society of Walden, Inc. (HSW) to anyone who performs voluntary services.

  1. I understand and agree that my services are provided in a volunteer capacity and are provided without any expressed or implied salary, compensation or payment.
  2. I agree to hold HSW harmless for any injury sustained from handling animals, and I assume all risks involved in any duties performed while volunteering.
    I will familiarize myself with HSW policies and procedures and adhere to their standards.
  3. If I willfully cause damange to HSW property, a claim can and will be filed with my insurance carrier. I further agree to release, discharge, indemnify and hold HSW harmless for any and all damage to my personal property. On behalf of my heirs, personal representatives, and execurtors, I hereby release, discharge, indemnify, and hold harmless HSW, its agents, servants and employees from any and all claims, causes, actions or demands of any nature or cause connected with my volunteering. This may include costs, attorney's fees and court costs incurred by HSW in connection with my volunteer services based on damages or injuries, which might include but not be limited to animal bites, accidents, injuries, and personal property damage.
  4. HSW reserves the right to terminate the services of a volunteer at any time for any reason.
  5. I hereby agree to allow HSW to use any photographs taken of me for use in public relations efforts, without compensation.

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