Volunteer Application
About You
You must fill out your application thoughtfully and in full to be considered.
Today's Date: *  
Full Legal Name: * 
Address: * 
City: * 
State: * 
Zipcode: *  
Phone: *  
Email - All communication is through email, so email is required: *  
Birth Date: *  
Age: * 
If under 18, name of parent/guardian:
Work Phone: 
Are you able to be contacted at work?:
Emergency Contact Name: * 
Emergency Contact Phone Number: *  
Do you currently have pets?: * 
Are they spayed or neutered?: * 
About Volunteering!
Do you feel you are able to make and meet the requested minimum of 4 hours a month for at least 6 months?: * 
Please check the volunteer programs you are interested in: *

Please tell us about yourself and why you would like to join our mission as a volunteer for the Sioux Falls Area Humane Society: * 
Have you ever, or are you now, actively involved with any animal welfare organizations or any other shelters?: * 
Are you currently involved with the breeding of animals? : * 
Please explain your feelings on breeding pets: * 
Do you have any specific skills, volunteer experience, or training pertaining to the care of pets?: * 
Have you ever been convicted of a crime?: * 
If you answered yes, unsure or it's complicated to the above, please explain:
Since we are an open admission shelter, do you understand that under certain circumstances, we may have to euthanize pets?: * 
Please explain your feelings about euthanasia in general and when necessary at the shelter: * 
Volunteer Policies and Agreements
The Sioux Falls Area Humane Society does not adopt out wolf hybrids or feral cats, as proper screening and placement of these animals far outweighs our resources at the shelter: * 
The "Volunteer Visitor Policy" states that, volunteers may only show visitors around the public areas of the building during normal business hours when the kennels are open.: * 
It is important that volunteer attendance is consistent and meets the minimum time commitment of 4 hours per month, for 6 months. Should you find the nature of this volunteer work is not what you expected, or that you can't achieve the minimum hours for any other personal reason, you need to inform the Volunteer Coordinator so your records are updated accordingly. This may require you to attend all training AGAIN should you want to volunteer in the future. These policies are in place to ensure volunteers are confidently trained, thus lessening the chances of injury : * 
A monthly volunteer newsletter called "PetScoop" is published and emailed to volunteers. Reading this newsletter is one of your responsibilities as a volunteer. Though you may not be interested in upcoming event articles, or even reading the fun articles, there are reminders of policies and other important information that may need to be read by all volunteers: * 
An up-to-date tetanus vaccine is recommended, in the event that you are bitten or scratched. Tetanus vacinnes need to be updated every 10 years. It may be obtained by your physician at your own expense. : * 
Any driving done when volunteering for the SFAHS, such as traveling to and from errands or special events, is done so under normal personal risk. If you get in an accident, the SFAHS does NOT have insurance that would cover any expense of the accident: * 
As a volunteer of the SFAHS, you will be working with animals with unknown and unpredictable characteristics and dispositions. You will be subjecting yourself to various work conditions. You hereby assume the risk of any injury that may result from your volunteer services at the SFAHS. There are no workman's comp or disability benefits for injured volunteers. By completing this application you, intending to be legally bound for yourself, heirs, executors and administrators, release the SFAHS, its officers, directors and staff from any and all rights and claims for damages you may have arising out of any injuries or illnesses suffered by yourself or your pets incidental to your volunteer services: * 
Confidentiality: Volunteers are asked to keep all SFAHS matters confidential, and this includes refraining from speaking with any type of media, unless you have received approval form the Executive Director. A breach of confidentiality is a serious infraction of the SFAHS policy and will result in termination of your participation in the SFAHS Volunteer Program: * 
Volunteers who are minors (under 18) are not allowed to bring others who are not registered volunteers. This policy includes friends, children and relatives. Children under the age of 16 are not allowed to volunteer without a parent or guardian with them. Guardians must be a registered volunteer and at least 18 years of age.: * 
In the event I become a member of the SFAHS Volunteer Program, I agree to abide by all present and subsequently issued rules of the SFAHS.: * 
Electronic Signature. By signing your name, you are agreeing to all policies and that all items on this form are true: * 
Date: *  
If your application is approved, you will be required to physically sign the policy agreement form at your orientation. If you are under the age of 18, your parent or guardian will be required to sign the form as well.
The Sioux Falls Area Humane Society reserves the right to decline any volunteer application for any reason. This may include, but is not limited to any area where there is a conflict of interest or incomplete application
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