Volunteer Coordinator - Pet Helpers

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					Volunteer Coordinator
Christine Bush
843.795.1110 x 25
                           VOLUNTEER APPLICATION
THANK YOU for your interest in volunteering at Pet Helpers! Volunteers play a vital
role within our organization. Without your support, we would not be able to assist nearly
the number of animals who need help in our community. Please complete this Volunteer
Application and bring it with you to the next Volunteer Orientation. Anyone between the
ages of 12 and 16 must be accompanied by a responsible and attentive adult at ALL
TIMES. While our regular volunteer opportunities are not available to young children,
we have special programs for anyone under 12 that would like to volunteer. After the
Orientation you will be able to pick which volunteer programs interest you. Keep in
mind that many of our volunteer areas require additional training.
Thank you again for your interest in Pet Helpers!

Date of Orientation: _________________

Full Name______________________________________

E-mail Address__________________________________

Primary Phone: _______________________ Alternate Phone______________________

Home Address____________________________________________________________

City, State, Zip___________________________________________________________

Age, Date of Birth_________________________

Emergency Contact and relationship________________________________________

Emergency Contact Phone______________________

Please indicate the times that you are available to volunteer:

Monday____________________________            Tuesday____________________________

Wednesday__________________________ Thursday___________________________

Friday____________________________            Saturday___________________________


Additional comments about scheduling:


Occupation and Employer:


Please circle the skills and/or positions that you may be able to provide for PH:

Adoption Counselor                 Dog Trainer                      Office Assistant

Assisting staff with cat kennel    Dog Walker                       Petsmart Support –
cleaning                                                            Mt. Pleasant

Assisting staff with dog kennel    Emergency Animal                 Petsmart Support –
cleaning                           Assistance                       West Ashley

Cat Socialization                  Fostering Animals                Special Events and

Clinic Office Assistant            Front Desk Assistant             Trap/ Neuter/ Return

Community Outreach and             Greeter                          Vet Tech Assistant
Humane Education

Dog Socialization / Bathing        Grounds Keeping                  Working with groups
                                                                    of young volunteers
Transport animals to special

In consideration of permission granted to me to complete work as a volunteer at Pet
Helpers Rescue and Adoption Shelter, I hereby, for myself, my heirs, administrators, and
assigns, release, remise, and discharge Pet Helpers Rescue & Adoption Shelter and its
agents and employees, of and from all claims, demands, actions and injuries, sustained to
my person or property as a result of any act, omission, or negligence of Pet Helpers while
volunteering on the premises of Pet Helpers or while attending an event sponsored by or
benefiting Pet Helpers Rescue & Adoption Shelter.

I am aware of the risks and dangers involved in working with shelter animals and that
unanticipated and unexpected dangers may arise, and I assume all risks of injury to my
person and property that may be sustained as a result.

I represent and certify that I am at least 18 years of age, or if I am under the age of 18
years old, I represent and certify that I have the permission of my parents or guardian to
assist with various tasks necessary to shelter operation.

___________________________________________                          __________________
   (Print name here)                                                 (Date)

      (Volunteer signature or signature of consenting adult, if volunteer under age 18)
                     Pet Helpers Rescue and Adoption Shelter
                      Pet Helpers’ Greer Spay/Neuter Clinic


My name is _______________________, and I accept a position in a charitable capacity
as a volunteer for the Pet Helpers Adoption Center and Spay/Neuter Clinic. As a
volunteer I understand that:

   1. My services to Pet Helpers are provided in a strictly voluntary capacity without
      expectation of salary, compensation, employment or employment-type benefits.
   2. I am expected to familiarize myself with Pet Helpers’ policies and procedures
      applicable to volunteers.
   3. Pet Helpers has very high standards of moral and ethical treatment of the animals
      under its care. I will adhere strictly to these standards in my role as a volunteer.
   4. My services may be terminated by Pet Helpers if the terms of this agreement are
      violated, or if Pet Helpers deems my termination in the best interest of the Shelter.

As a Pet Helpers volunteer I agree to:

   1. Never strike an animal, or handle or treat an animal in such a way that it would be
       construed as rough or abusive. I will always interact with animals with care and
   2. Hold all confidential information that I may obtain directly, or indirectly,
       concerning staff, animals, and clients of Pet Helpers.
   3. Be conscientious and punctual, and adhere to any responsibility I agree to for Pet
       Helpers. I will hold myself accountable for commitments I undertake.
   4. Maintain an appropriate appearance when representing Pet Helpers.
   5. Notify the Volunteer Coordinator if I wish to terminate my service with Pet
       Helpers, or if I am unable to work as scheduled.
   6. Communicate any problems, concerns, or issues to the Volunteer Coordinator
       whenever necessary.
   7. Limit my activity to my assigned duties unless otherwise directed by the
       Volunteer Coordinator, or Pet Helpers management or staff.
   8. Adhere to all Pet Helpers policies and protocols including, but not limited to,
       safety guidelines, cleaning procedures, sign-in and scheduling procedures.
   9. Never represent Pet Helpers outside of my volunteer capacity. Pet Helpers’
       management will handle the concerns of animal welfare issues within and outside
       of the Shelter.
   10. Respect others and display sensitivity, consideration, and compassion for people
       and animals affiliated with Pet Helpers. I will alert the Volunteer Coordinator or
       Pet Helpers management if I feel I have not received this same courtesy.

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