Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Portsmouth Humane Society (PHS)! Volunteers with a variety of skills are welcomed and needed. In order to begin volunteering, you must be able to commit to 8 hours of volunteer time per month and attend an orientation. Please send an email to volunteermgr@portsmouthhumanesociety.org to schedule an orientation. Fill out this application before or shortly after orientation.


Note: Participants must be at least 16 years old to volunteer alone. Ages 10-15 must be accompanied by a parent(s)/legal guardian(s) & may not walk dogs. Volunteers under 18 must have a parent(s)/legal guardian(s) sign our Liability Waiver on their behalf, as it is a legally binding document. You will receive this information again at orientation.


Basic Information


Volunteer Information

Please explain briefly what you hope to gain by volunteering at The Portsmouth Humane Society:


Have you been convicted of a criminal offense?

If yes, please briefly explain the offense: *Please note that court ordered community service cannot be completed through this volunteer program; please speak with the program coordinator to discuss your options; also note that if it is a violent offense or an offense against animals you will not be able to volunteer or do your community service at PHS.


Select your preferred 'team'/job at PHS.

Rank them in order of preference. At times, some job opportunities are full.


Schedule availability

In order for us to best match you with an opportunity at PHS, please indicate when you will most likely be available to volunteer. (Select as many times as you can; this is not a commitment.)


Emergency Contact Information


Choose a Password

Please choose a password. You will be given access to an online portal through which you may schedule yourself for volunteer shifts.


Volunteer Experience

Have you ever volunteered before? ___Yes ___No If yes, briefly explain where, and what your duties were. How did you hear about this volunteer opportunity?


Volunteer Community Service

Have you been referred to PHS to complete community service hours for your school? ____Yes ___No If yes, note your school__________________________ and how many hours are need ______. *Please note that school required volunteer hours needs to be set up differently then regular volunteering. Please speak with the program coordinator about your options.


Volunteer Training

Please describe any training or experience you've had that would help you in your volunteer experience: Do you have any experience with animals? Pets at home? ____Dog ___Cat If yes, please explain.


Essay

Other then a simple love for animals, please explain why you would like to become a PHS Volunteer in at least two sentences.


Volunteer Time Commitment

Are you will to commit to at least 3 months of service? Are you willing and able to be scheduled for 8 hours of volunteering a month? If you are unable to come in for your scheduled shift are you willing to find a replacement and let the volunteer coordinator know in advance? Are you willing to go through the training process to become a volunteer with PHS?


Volunteer Agreement and Code of Conduct

I have READ and AGREE to the terms and conditions stated in the "VOLUNTEER AGREEMENT and CODE of CONDUCT" and "Portsmouth Humane Society Volunteer's Release Form Liability Form". To view the complete forms, please visit: http://www.portsmouthhumanesociety.org/terms.pdf