Volunteer Application 
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Are you currently employed
Does your employer have a matching gift program?
Have you ever been convicted of a crime including misdemeanors or felonies?
Volunteering Interests (please check all that apply)
Volunteering - Home Visits (Thes are locations where we may need volunters to perform home visits to verify home setup for applicants. For instance, does the home have a fence. All homes are verified for the safety of the dogs.)
Please list any talent you wold like to add (check all tha apply)
Do you have a Driver's License and Insurance?
Please list your general availability (use the box below if you need to be more specific)

Volunteer Agreement

I hereby accept a position as a volunteer for Whimpers to Wags Rescue, Inc. if approved.

  1. My services to Whimpers to Wags Rescue, Inc. are provided strictly in a voluntary capacity as a Volunteer, without any express or implied promise of salary, compensation, or other payment of any kind whatsoever.

  2. My services are provided without any employment-type benefits, including employment insurance programs, worker’s compensation, or any accrual of vacation or sick time.

  3. I will familiarize myself and comply with Whimpers to Wags Rescue, Inc.’s policies and procedures applicable to Volunteers.  In particular, I fully understand that Whimpers to Wags Rescue, Inc. expects high standards of moral and ethical treatment of animals.  I will strictly adhere to these standards.

I understand that Whimpers to Wags Rescue, Inc., without notice or hearing, may terminate my services as a Volunteer at any time, with or without reason.  Method of dress – appropriate clothing (no short-shorts, low cut blouses or tops and no holes in clothes) when representing Whimpers to Wags Rescue, Inc.

Release

  1. I understand that the handling of animals and other Volunteer activities on behalf of Whimpers to Wags Rescue, Inc. may place me in a hazardous situation and could result in injury to me or my personal property.  On behalf of myself, my heirs, personal representatives, and assigns:

    1. I hereby release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless, Whimpers to Wags Rescue, Inc. and its directors, officers 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.

  2. I understand that Whimpers to Wags Rescue, Inc. is not responsible in the unlikely event of any personal pets becoming ill while I am volunteering with Whimpers to Wags Rescue, Inc.  I understand that it is important that all of my personal pets are current on all of their shots including Bordetella (Kennel Cough) vaccine.  I will use adequate precautions after contact with rescue dogs to prevent any transmission to my personal pets.  If I perform the preventative measures, it is highly unlikely that my personal pets should become ill.  However, if they do become ill, I hereby release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless Whimpers to Wags Rescue, Inc. and its directors, officers, and agents from any and all claims.

  3. I understand that public relations are an important part of a Volunteer’s activities on behalf of Whimpers to Wags Rescue, Inc. I hereby authorize Whimpers to Wags Rescue, Inc. to use any photographs of me in its possession for public relations purposes.  I ask that Whimpers to Wags Rescue, Inc. use reasonable efforts to give me advanced notice of any such use, but such notification is not a condition to release photographs for public relations purposes.

Commitment

I understand that by becoming a volunteer, I am joining a team of volunteers that are committed to saving lives.  I understand that Whimpers to Wags Rescue, Inc. is a 100% volunteer organization, and everyone depends on each other.

If I am unable to do what I have committed to do, I will notify Whimpers to Wags Rescue, Inc. immediately.  I give Whimpers to Wags Rescue, Inc. permission to verify any information given in this application.