Thank you in advance for completing our volunteer application!

Please note, Finding Shelter Animal Rescue is a FOSTER-BASED rescue. We do not have a physical shelter location that our volunteers can visit. All of our fun takes place during our meet-and-greets and fundraising events!

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    Contact Information
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  • Demographic Information
    This data is optional - it will be used only to give us a better idea of our volunteer make-up.

  • Health Issues
    Please describe any physical, medical, emotional or psychological limitations or disabilities that may affect your ability to participate in certain volunteer activities (please include any allergies).

  • Prior Experience
    Please enter any prior experience you have had at other animal rescue/welfare organizations or related field. Please describe the organization and your responsibilities.

  • Availability
    Please list the days and times you are usually available to volunteer.

  • Required Volunteer Hours
    If you are required to volunteer for your school, employer or other organization, please describe the organization and the total hours needed and if a Finding Shelter representative will be required to sign a form to confirm your hours.


    By indicating below, I hereby accept a position as a volunteer for Finding Shelter Animal Rescue upon the following terms, conditions, and understandings.


    1. My services to Finding Shelter Animal Rescue are provided strictly in a voluntary capacity as a volunteer and without any express or implied promise of salary, compensation, reimbursement, or other payment of any kind whatsoever.

    2. My services are furnished without any employment-type benefits, including, but not limited to, employment insurance programs, worker’s compensation accrual in any form, vacations, or sick time.

    3. I will familiarize myself and comply with Finding Shelter Animal Rescue’s policies and procedures applicable to volunteers. In particular, I fully understand that Finding Shelter Animal Rescue expects high standards of moral and ethical treatment of the animals under its care. I will adhere strictly to these standards in my capacity as a volunteer.

    4. I understand that Finding Shelter Animal Rescue, without notice or hearing, may terminate my services as a volunteer at any time with or without reason.


    1. I understand the risk of harm presented by the handling of animals and other volunteer activities on behalf of Finding Shelter Animal Rescue. I further understand that volunteer activities may place me in situations that could result in injury to me or my personal property due to the unpredictable nature of animal behavior and interaction of animals that come into Finding Shelter Animal Rescue’s care, custody, and control. On behalf of myself, and my heirs, personal representatives, and assigns, I hereby release, discharge, indemnify, and hold harmless Finding Shelter Animal Rescue and its directors, officers, employees, and agents from any and all claims, causes of action, and demands of any nature, whether known or unknown, arising out of or in connection with my volunteer activities on behalf of Finding Shelter Animal Rescue.

    2. Understanding that public relations are an important part of a volunteer’s activities on behalf of Finding Shelter Animal Rescue, I hereby authorize Finding Shelter Animal Rescue to use any photographs of me, acting within my capacity as a volunteer, in its possession for public relations purposes. I ask that Finding Shelter Animal Rescue use reasonable efforts to give me advance notice of any such use, but such notification is not a condition to release photographs for public relations purposes.


    1. I understand that all media inquiries should be directed to the Managing Director or Executive Director.

    2. I understand that all correspondence from Finding Shelter Animal Rescue to the media should come from the Managing Director or Executive Director. Staff and/or volunteers should never contact any media regarding any Finding Shelter Animal Rescue issues.

    3. I understand that all campaigns, press releases, appeals, marketing materials, donation jars, Web sites, etc. are created, distributed and managed by Finding Shelter Animal Rescue administration. Staff and/or volunteers should not distribute materials such as these on behalf of Finding Shelter Animal Rescue without permission.
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