Volunteer Intake Form

Volunteer Intake Form

Last updated July 19th, 2023

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volunteer intake form is used by organizations to collect information from potential volunteers and assess their suitability for the organization’s needs. The volunteer candidate will provide their name, contact information, education level, desired assignment, and how many hours they are interested in offering. This info will help the organization match the individual to an appropriate role.



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DISCLAIMER: Thank you for your interest in volunteering for [ORGANIZATION NAME]. This form is used to collect information about volunteers and used for internal purposes only. The information you provide is confidential and will be treated accordingly.


Name: _____________________

Street Address: __________________________________________

City: _____________________ State: _____________________ Zip Code: ________

E-Mail: _____________________ Phone: _____________________

Date of Birth: ____________


Emergency Contact Name: _____________________

Relationship: _____________________

E-Mail: _____________________ Phone: _____________________


List the days and times you are available to volunteer:



Skills & Qualifications: ________________________________________________

Highest Level of Education: _____________________________________________

Driver’s License: ☐ Yes ☐ No


I recognize that the opportunity to participate in the [ORGANIZATION NAME] volunteer program may involve physical labor and may carry a risk of personal injury. I  hereby agree to assume all risks which may be associated with my participation.

I hereby release, discharge, waive, and relinquish all claims, liabilities, and damages I may sustain from bodily injury, personal injury, or property damage, and hold harmless the [ORGANIZATION NAME], its officers, directors, employees and agents.

Signature: ______________________ Date: ______________________

Print Name: ______________________

Types of Volunteering

While there are numerous ways an individual can volunteer for their municipality or with an organization, some of the most common types of volunteer experiences are:


For those volunteers passionate about nature and the environment. These individuals can work in permaculture, clean up parks and beaches, work on reforestation, or spread awareness about climate change.

Animal and Wildlife

Animal and wildlife organizations are often on the lookout for volunteers who can help with rescue, care, and conservation. Volunteers are needed in animal shelters to clean cages, walk dogs, fundraise, manage social media, and help rescue sick or injured animals. Individuals may also assist in supporting conservation efforts for various wildlife charities.


Hospitals, nursing homes, and holistic centers often lack staff and require volunteers with a medical background to assist them. Some common tasks include elderly companionship, delivering meals, counseling, administrative tasks, and assisting nursing staff.

Volunteering Abroad

Several programs allow individuals to volunteer in exotic countries in exchange for housing and food. This grants volunteers the opportunity to travel while helping out local organizations.

Social Impact

This type of volunteering allows individuals to focus on social issues that impact communities locally and abroad. Some common tasks include distributing food and clothing, teaching English, working at summer camps, and assisting at youth clubs.

Form Sections

  • Volunteer Information. In this section, the volunteer candidate will provide their contact information, what languages they speak, if they are currently volunteering elsewhere, and any physical or medical limitations. They should also specify if they are volunteering as a part of a school requirement or a court mandate and how many hours they need to fulfill.
  • Emergency Contact. The volunteer should provide another individual’s contact information in case of an accident or other emergency.
  • Availability. It’s essential for the volunteer to state their availability to the organization, especially if the volunteer is a student or has other obligations such as paid employment.
  • Interests and Qualifications. To find the right fit for the volunteer, the organization might want to be made aware of any relevant education, skills, and qualifications. If the volunteer candidate has a specific assignment they want to have, they should mention it in this section.
  • Acknowledgment. The volunteer should sign and date the form when the other sections are complete. By signing, they assume all risks associated with participating in the volunteer program, as some roles may risk personal injury.