Welcome to our volunteer application page! If you landed here because you’re considering donating some time, thank you. We can always use volunteers in a number of ways:
- provide help at the shelter, for a morning/evening shift
- provide help with fundraising activities
- provide help shovelling in the winters, especially around the dog’s yard (if it piles near the fence, they can escape!)
We recommend that you copy + paste the below information into a new email, fill out, and send along to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also print it off, fill it out, and pop down in person with the application to visit the shelter and chat with the staff about any additional questions you may have.
VOLUNTEER APPLICATION FORM:
Home Phone #:
*please note, if you’re under the age of 15 you must be accompanied by an adult
Have you ever worked as a volunteer before? If so, please state where.
Do you have any pets of your own? If so, please let us know what it is that you have experience taking care of.
Do you have any additional experience that helps in respect to handling dogs/cats? (Ie, vet tech experience, etc.)
What motivated you to volunteer with the SPCA?
At what times would you be able to complete shelter duty?
Are you interested in:
- a). a regular weekly/weekend evening shift
- b). a regular weekend morning shift
- c). sporadic call-in shifts when someone cannot complete their shifts or for holidays
- d). summer-time work
Are you prepared to attend a meeting for shelter volunteers that’s held in the early part of each year? At this meeting, shelter volunteers as well as members of the NL West SPCA board discuss any changes in policy and address any problems which may have surfaced.
SHELTER VOLUNTEER RELEASE FORM:
I acknowledge that being able to participate in the volunteer program of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) is a benefit to me. In consideration of being permitted to so participate, I hereby release the SPCA and any of its principals, branches or operators or their agents, servants, employees, officials and representatives from all claims, actions, costs, expenses, causes of action and demands of any nature including, without limiting the generality of the above, claims, actions, costs, expenses, causes of action or demands in respect to death, injury, loss or damage to my person or property, howsoever caused, arising out of or in connection with my taking part as a volunteer in activities at or upon the premises of the SPCA or elsewhere or in consequence of my activities at the SPCA or elsewhere or in connection with work as a volunteer at the SPCA or elsewhere on behalf of the SPCA, and notwithstanding that this death, injury, loss, damage or otherwise may have been contributed to or occasioned by the negligence of the said SPCA, its principals, branches or operators, or any of their agents, officials, servants, employees, representatives or other students.
I acknowledge that the animals of the SPCA are not trained by the SPCA and that they can be unpredictable and dangerous. I also acknowledge that the SPCA strongly recommends that I keep current with my tetanus immunization and to consult my physician about this and other concerns related to working with animals. If I have any reason to suspect that I am pregnant, the SPCA recommends that I consult my physician. The risks associated with working as a volunteer for the SPCA have been fully explained to me and I understand that there is the possibility of death, injury, loss or damage to my person or property associated with my attendance at the SPCA and with my acting as a volunteer and I hereby declare that I am voluntarily assuming such risk. I understand that in the event of death, injury, loss or damage to my person or property, the SPCA and any of its agents, employees, officials and representatives will present this release as evidence of the risks involved being voluntarily assumed by me, and I understand that this release will be used by the SPCA, or any of its agents, employees, officials and representatives to deny liability for any death, injury, loss or damage to my person or property incurred while attending at the SPCA as a volunteer or working elsewhere for the SPCA as a volunteer. It is understood and agreed that this agreement is binding on myself, my executors, administrators and assigns. I acknowledge that the senior staff person present is in full and total charge of the facility; or if a staff person is not present, the volunteer designated as in charge is in charge.
If you are underage, the form must be signed by a parent or guardian.
(signature + date)
(signature of guardian if applicable)
FOR OFFICE USE ONLY:
Shelter Tour Date:
Any Additional Comments:
* again, we recommend that you copy + paste the below information into a new email, fill out, and send along to us at email@example.com. you can also print it off, fill it out, and pop down in person with the application to visit the shelter and chat with the staff about any additional questions you may have.