All potential volunteers must receive an interview prior to placement.  We also require that all volunteers participate in our training programme as part of their work experience.  If you agree with our mission and are willing to be interviewed and trained, we encourage you to complete this application.

The information will help us to find the most satisfying and appropriate job for you.

PLEASE NOTE:  only persons who are 18 years and older will be allowed to volunteer.


I, the undersigned, hereby acknowledge that:
1. I am offering my services to KAWS (Knysna Animal Welfare Society) on a voluntary basis and that I understand the risks involved in doing so.
2. I agree that I do so entirely at my own risk.
3. I am 18 years or older.

Furthermore, I agree that:
1. KAWS, their employees, representatives, management committee or agents, will not be held liable for the possible death or injury or harm to myself or any property or possessions belonging to me, whether arising from negligence, including gross negligence, or any other cause whatsoever arising from my participation in any voluntary services at any given time.
2. I will respect the confidential nature of all issues pertaining to KAWS.

I undertake that:
1. I will not refer to KAWS in any social media.
2. I will not take any photographs for personal use to share on social media, and that I will share only images from the KAWS web page or KAWS Social Media pages.
3. I will not enter areas on the KAWS premises restricted to staff (hospital / quarantine) without prior permission.
4. I will not advise the public on animal welfare procedures and treatment issues.
5. I will not divulge any confidential KAWS information to the public.

I understand that failure to respect the above stipulations may result in bringing the reputation of KAWS into disrepute and could lead to my immediate dismissal.