• Volunteer Application Form

    Important: Please read the first page regarding requirements for volunteers prior to completing the application. After completion of the volunteer application form, it will be emailed to us and you will also receive a copy. Thank you for volunteering to help at Second Chance SPCA. We look forward to you joining our team.

    Please complete the questions below and the form will be emailed to us. Once we have received the application you will be contacted to schedule a date for orientation and to sign the release form in person.
    Please put NA for any questions that don't apply to you, you MUST fill in ALL the fields for the form to submit.

    I hereby attest that the facts contained in this application are true and correct to the best of my knowledge. I understand that failure to supply factual information will prohibit me from further consideration. I authorize Second Chance SPCA to run a background check as a requirement of becoming a volunteer. I understand that based on the information provided from this check, I may not be eligible to participate in the Second Chance SPCA Volunteer Program.
    1. I hereby agree to accept a position in a voluntary capacity as a volunteer for Second Chance SPCA (hereinafter referred to as SCSPCA). I understand that the term VOLUNTARY means the way in which actions or services are rendered to SCSPCA. Such actions or services are rendered to SCSPCA with generous and charitable motives. No liability whatsoever will be incurred by SCSPCA to anyone who performs voluntary actions or services. I understand that the term VOLUNTEER means a person who freely chooses and renders services to SCSPCA in a voluntary capacity.
    2. I fully understand and agree that my services are provided strictly in a VOLUNTEER capacity without any express or implied promise of salary, commission, or payment of any kind whatsoever, and without any employment-type benefits, including but not limited to employment insurance programs, workers compensation accrual in any form, or sick, holiday, or annual leave time.
    3. I agree to familiarize myself with SCSPCA policies and procedures. I will fully comply with both the letter and the spirit of these procedures.
    4. I fully understand that SCSPCA expects high standards of moral and ethical treatment of animals under its care. I agree to strictly adhere to these standards in my voluntary capacity at SCSPCA.
    5. I fully understand and agree that either for failure to comply with any and all of the obligations outlined in this Volunteer Agreement, or for any reason whatsoever, while performing my voluntary services to SCSPCA in a voluntary capacity, SCSPCA at its sole discretion, may immediately terminate my volunteer services.
    I further understand and agree that SCSPCA may at its sole discretion and without any further action approve or deny my candidacy based among others on the needs of the shelter and the qualification of the candidate.
    6. I agree to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless SCSPCA for any and all damage to my personal property while performing as a VOLUNTEER in a VOLUNTEER CAPACITY any and all duties for SCSPCA.
    7. I recognize that in handling animals at SCSPCA in a VOLUNTEER CAPACITY there exists a risk of injury or sickness, including personal injury or harm. On behalf of myself, my heirs, personal representatives and executors, I hereby release, discharge, indemnify, and hold harmless SCSPCA, its agent, servants and employees from any and all claims, causes of action or demands, of any nature or cause connected with my Volunteer Agreement. This might include connection with my VOLUNTEER services based on damages which may be incurred or sustained by me in any way. Such damages or injuries might include, but are not limited to animal bites, accidents, injuries, and personal property damage.
    8. I understand that public relations are an important part of volunteering at SCSPCA. I agree, therefore, on behalf of myself, my heirs, personal representatives, and executors to allow SCSPCA to use any photograph or video recording taken of me for use in public relations efforts. Any photographic or video images which I produce, in a VOLUNTEER CAPACITY, will become the sole property of SCSPCA and as such, they may use them in any way they see fit. SCSPCA will use reasonable efforts to notify me but such notification is not a condition of use under the auspices of SCSPCA.
    9. I will not, under any condition, serve as an SCSPCA volunteer while under the influence of drugs, alcohol or any other substance.