Thank you for your interest in our Waif's Day Out program! With your help, we can provide homeless dogs in our care the opportunity to get out of the shelter and go out on field trips! As you can imagine, these special outings help reduce stress for dogs in kennels and increase their visibility in the community. This is a great opportunity for those individuals who can’t volunteer regularly, but still want to make a difference in the life of a shelter pet.
Want to get involved? The very first step is to watch the training video on our website and complete this form. We will be in touch to discuss your application and the next steps.
Please enter your complete name and mailing address. Please enter at least one phone number and any other pertinent contact information. If you prefer to be called by your nickname, please enter that in the first name box, and put your first name in the nickname box.
Field trip volunteers must be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver's license.
Field trips take place between 9a-5pm on Mondays and between 9-11am Tues-Sunday, and Please mark your availability (you may select as many as apply):
Can you commit to at least three field trips within four months?
**Please read the description below and choose the skill level that best matches your experience and knowledge.
𝐁𝐞𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐫 𝐇𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐥𝐞𝐫: Beginner handling and/or very basic dog behavior knowledge. Comfortable interacting with dogs but prefer to start with calmer/lower energy dogs.
𝐈𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐦𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐇𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐥𝐞𝐫: Some general knowledge of dog behavior and positive reinforcement training. Comfort level with handling dogs with a variety of energy levels and sizes.
𝐀𝐝𝐯𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐝 𝐇𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐥𝐞𝐫: Comfortable handling animals of varying behaviors (high arousal, fear, etc). Advanced knowledge of dog behavior and experience applying positive reinforcement training techniques when working with unfamiliar dogs. Should also have the ability to read basic dog body language.
𝐄𝐱𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐭 𝐇𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐥𝐞𝐫: Professional dog training experience and/or 3 years consistently handling dogs of all sizes and behaviors using positive reinforcement training techniques. Extensive dog behavior and training knowledge, and the ability to read dog body language, and redirect when needed.
Please enter a person to contact in the event of an emergency.
Please list any medical or physical limitations that may require accommodation
Please check YES below if you have watched the field trip training video and are ready to complete a quiz on the information you learned.. Haven't watched the video yet? Please go to the Waifs Day Out page and finish the video before submitting this form.
I understand and agree that submitting this application form does not automatically register me as a Wayside Waifs Field Trip 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.
By submitting this form, I attest that the information I have provided on the form is true and accurate.