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Complete the secure form below and submit to register as a Second Chance Center for Animals volunteer. A volunteer coordinator will contact you within 48 hours with additional information.
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City & State *
Email Address *
Yes, I would like to receive email communications!
Please indicate your volunteer interests below:
Open Paw - Animal Care (Dogs)
Open Paw - Animal Care (Cats)
Orphan Brigade - Fostering underage kittens & puppies.
Events & Special Events
Contact Number *
Relationship to you *
I understand and agree that submitting this application form does not automatically register me as a Second Chance Center for Animals volunteer, and that there may be certain qualifications I must meet, including the acceptance of established volunteer policies and procedures before I may begin volunteering.
As a volunteer with The Second Chance Center for Animals (Second Chance), I agree to:
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 exercise compassion and care with the animals.
Hold absolutely confidential all information that I may obtain, directly or indirectly, concerning clients, animals and staff. I agree not to seek to obtain confidential information from a client. I understand that an intentional or unintentional violation of confidentiality may result in disciplinary action, including termination by Second Chance and/or possible legal action by others (i.e., clients, customers).
Be available to volunteer for a minimum of 6 months and 50 hours.
Become familiar with Second Chance policies and procedures, and uphold their philosophies and standards. I will seek clarification from a department manager/coordinator, the volunteer outreach programs manager or other staff when required.
Donate my services to Second Chance without contemplation of compensation or future employment.
Adhere to Second Chance policies against taking photographs on Second Chance property and that against interfacing with members of the media unless otherwise instructed by Second Chance executive level personnel.
Be punctual and conscientious, conduct myself with dignity, courtesy, and consideration for others and try to make my work professional in quality.
Purchase and maintain appropriate volunteer attire and maintain a well groomed appearance for all volunteer assignments.
Attend supplemental and advanced training whenever possible.
Carry out my assignments in accordance with Second Chance training, and seek assistance from Second Chance staff whenever necessary.
Limit my activity to my assigned work area unless otherwise directed by Second Chance staff.
Communicate any job related problems, concerns, differences of opinion, conflicts, or suggestions only to the department coordinator/manager in the department to which I have been assigned.
Adhere to sign in and scheduling procedures.
Notify the department volunteer coordinator of the department to which I have been assigned when I am unable to work as scheduled.
Notify my department volunteer coordinator and the volunteer outreach program manager if I choose to discontinue my volunteer services with Second Chance.
Second Chance Center for Animals will:
1. Provide training for the area in which you will be working.
2. Assign a volunteer coordinator to you in the department in which you will be working.
3. Provide you with the equipment and supplies needed for your work.
I understand that The Second Chance Center for Animals reserves the right to terminate my volunteer status as a result of any of the following:
1. Any abuse or mistreatment of an animal.
2. Failure to comply with organizational policies, rules and regulations.
3. Unsatisfactory attitude, work or appearance.
4. Any other circumstance which, in the judgment of the volunteer outreach program manager or executive level staff, would make my continued service as a volunteer contrary to the interest of Second Chance.
I grant permission to the Second Chance Center for Animals to use photos taken of me, or my children, for positive media usage for Second Chance promotions, newsletters, and electronic communications.
By submitting this form, I attest that the information I have provided on the form is true and accurate.
I have read and understand each of the above conditions. By checking the "I agree" box below I am indicating that I agree to comply with them.
Liability Release & Waiver
I understand that my participation with the Second Chance Center for Animals (Second Chance) is strictly on a voluntary basis. I understand that there are inherent risks associated with my volunteer activities, including the risk of personal injury resulting from animal bites and other animal behavior. I hereby release Second Chance of any liability involving myself or any minors accompanied by me.