Osceola County Animal Services Adult Dog Care Tuesday application

Please complete this application form if you are interested in becoming an Osceola County Animal Services volunteer and you are at least 18 years of age. Once you complete the form, click the submit button at the bottom. 

You must be available from 10:30-12:30 on Tuesdays to participate in this opportunity.


Name and address


Demographic Information

Please provide the following information. It is used only to help us get a better idea of the demographic make-up of our volunteers.



Availability

You must be available on Tuesdays between 10:30am and 12:30pm to participate in this opportunity.



Emergency Contact

Who do we contact in case of emergency?



Why Volunteer?

Tell us why you want to volunteer and what you hope to gain through your commitment at Osceola County Animal Services.



How did you hear about our volunteer program?

Please choose one of the answers below.



Experience

Tell us if you own pets or have owned pets in the past, have experience working with animals or have another skill set such as teaching, marketing, event planning, photography, etc that you believe would benefit the animals and the shelter.



Commitment

Are you willing to make a 6 month commitment to this program?



Hours/Placement

Are you willing to volunteer at least 8 hours a month and understand that you will be placed according to the needs of the animals and to match your skill set.



Animal Citations/Volunteer Dismissal

Tell us if you have been cited or had an animal impounded in the last six months, or have ever been dismissed from a volunteer post.



Meet and Greet Appointment

***Due to Covid, procedures have been altered for health and safety. If no options appear below during this time, please submit. You will be contacted regarding meet and greets at a later date. Please choose a date below to schedule your Meet and Greet appointment with the volunteer coordinator. (If you have already completed your meet and greet, please move to the next question).



ADA compliance

The County will generally, upon request, provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified individuals with disabilities so they can participate equally in the County’s programs, services, and activities, including qualified sign language interpreters, documents in Braille, and other ways of making information and communications accessible to individuals with speech, hearing, or vision impairments. To request services for the Animal Services volunteer department, please email volunteerwithanimals@osceola.org.



OCAS Agreements

I understand that I am subject to a background check in order to be allowed to volunteer at Osceola County Animal Services. This is a County policy that cannot be waived by Animal Services. By submitting this application, I affirm that the facts set forth in it are true and complete. I understand that if I am accepted as a volunteer, any false statements, omissions, or other misrepresentations made by me on this application may result in my immediate dismissal. I give full consent for the County to conduct, investigative inquiries about me, including but not limited to criminal background checks. I understand that results from the investigation may disqualify me from volunteering with the County. As a volunteer, I agree to comply with all of Osceola County Board of County Commissioners’ policies and procedures, and understand that failure to do so may result in my dismissal as a volunteer. I fully recognize that this application, or any information obtained through the volunteer process, may be subject to public inspection pursuant to the Florida Public Records Act. I agree to adhere to the volunteer code of conduct at all times and understand that failure to do so may result in my immediate dismissal as a volunteer. Please enter name below.

Volunteer Release of Liability

I understand that working with animals carries with it inherent risks including the potential for bites, scratches, and falls. I further understand that other risks may exist including possible exposure to zoonotic and communicable diseases. I further acknowledge that any type of volunteer work carries with it certain risks.

I, in consideration of being permitted to participate as a volunteer for Osceola County Animal Services, hereby release and hold harmless Osceola County Animal Services, Osceola County, its employees, representatives, agents, Commission, volunteers, and managers from any and all liability, direct and indirect, and all claims, rights, demands, lawsuits, actions, expenses, damages, or causes of action, which I or my heirs, personal representatives, successors, assigns or anyone claiming by, through or under me, in the event I am injured or killed while performing as a volunteer.

I fully understand that this release includes, but is not limited to any claims, rights, demands, actions, causes or actions, expenses and damages, whatsoever which may arise from any injury, act or omission, caused, occasioned or contributed to, actually or allegedly, by the negligence, sole or concurrent, of one or more of the parties released herein.


I acknowledge that I have read, fully understand and voluntarily agree to this Release and that no verbal inducements apart from this release have been made to me.


I agree that Osceola County Animal Services may photograph my participation in this program, and I hereby release any such photographs to OCAS for use in its programs, publications and for other purposes.