Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Second Chance Ranch!

The Ranch will be a caring and cozy forever home for our senior and special needs residents! It is fully operated and funded by the kindness and generosity of our volunteers and donors. We could not offer sanctuary to our residents without them! We hope you will sign up to be a part of our volunteer community, and help us provide sanctuary, love, and kindness to our furry residents.

Please note: All volunteers must be 15 years of age or older to volunteer without adult supervision.  Junior Visitors are younger than the age of 15 and may accompany a parent or guardian who is already a volunteer, on a scheduled shift at the Ranch.  We ask the parent or guardian to complete a consent form prior to the first volunteer shift. We also ask that the parent confirm with the Volunteer Coordinators prior to bringing a Junior Visitor to the Ranch to ensure the best experience for you, your Junior Visitor, and our dogs.  A Junior Visitor will not be responsible for the care of dogs. There is a separate application for Volunteers 18 and under.

An asterisk (*) represent a required field. Once you complete the form, click the Continue button at the bottom. A representative from Second Chance Ranch will contact you.

Thank you!

Personal Information

Volunteer Experience 1

Please briefly describe your relevant volunteer experience. Please provide the name of the organization, a brief summary of your roles and responsibilities, the begin/end dates, and contact information for the organization.

Volunteer Experience 2

Please briefly describe your relevant volunteer experience. Please provide the name of the organization, a brief summary of your roles and responsibilities, the begin/end dates, and contact information for the organization.

Your Availability

Second Chance Ranch will be staffed by volunteers 24X7 to ensure the continuous care of our residents. To be successful, we need volunteers to commit to specific shifts or blocks of time. Please briefly describe your availability, including maximum number of hours per day, any preference for mornings, afternoons, evenings, nights, weekdays, weekends, etc.

Your Passions and Interests

How does Second Chance Ranch align with your interests and passions? What type of contributions would you like to make?

Volunteer Duties and Roles

Second Chance Ranch is fully operated and managed by volunteers. During a typical volunteer shift, volunteers may be asked to engage in a variety of tasks, or you may choose instead to perform a specific task or service. Volunteering may include:

Shift Leader


Ranch Hand to run errands, take dogs to vet visits, could be short notice

Volunteer Program Support

Event Planning or Event Support

Social Media/Web Developer

Veterinary Tech 

Animal Grooming


Sanitation and Housekeeping

Receiving, Storing, Tracking Donations and Goods

Facilities Maintenance

Yard Work

Restrictions/Special Preferences

Our on-site volunteers will likely engage in a variety of duties. Please describe any physical limitations (such as lifting more than 20 pounds, animal allergies, chemical sensitivities) which may impact your ability to perform on-site duties.

Emergency Contact

The safety and wellness of our volunteers is very important to us. Please provide the name and contact information of your primary Emergency Contact. Should you choose to include a second Emergency Contact, please add their contact information in any available field below.

Shirt Size

Please indicate your preferred shirt size (S, M, L, XL, XXL). All approved applicants will be required to purchase a t-shirt that will be worn to identify themselves as volunteers at the Ranch.

How did you hear about us?

Please let us know how you learned about our volunteer opportunities.


Our volunteers make the best referrals! Do you know of someone who may be interested in volunteering or donating to support Second Chance Ranch? Please provide contact information below,

Terms and Conditions

In consideration of this opportunity to volunteer for Second Chance Ranch, I agree to the following Terms and Conditions:

• I will act in accordance with the mission and values of Second Chance Ranch.

• I will attend and complete an orientation prior to beginning volunteer work with Second Chance Ranch.

• I will follow all rules, regulations, guidelines, and policies of Second Chance Ranch while I am a volunteer.

• I agree to be supervised by a Second Chance Ranch leader while I am on site at the Second Chance Ranch.

• I agree to work as a team member with all volunteers.

• I will treat other volunteers and the general public with dignity and respect.

If I sign up for a shift or activity, I will commit to it and I will contact the Volunteer Coordinator or other leader as far in advance as possible if I cannot attend or complete my shift.

• In the event of a scheduling issue, I will never leave the Second Chance Ranch unattended for any reason.

• I agree to treat all residents with kindness and concern for their wellbeing.

• I understand that the safety of our residents, volunteers, and grounds is our top priority.

• I agree that if I bring a child under the age of 15 to Second Chance Ranch, the child will remain constantly under my supervision, that the child is not considered a volunteer, and that Second Chance Ranch will be held harmless in the event of harm or injury to the child.

• I understand that while volunteering at an animal shelter is rewarding, it is also a great amount of work. Second Chance Ranch will rely on me for help when I sign up for shifts - whether it be for walking dogs, cleaning messes, or doing laundry, etc.

• I understand Second Chance Ranch appreciates flexibility and working together toward a common goal.

• I have accurately and truthfully completed this Volunteer Application and Agreement.

• I understand that my profile may be deleted after 2 months of inactivity.

If accepted as a volunteer for Second Chance Ranch, a non-profit corporation run by volunteers, I realize I am not a paid employee and am not covered by any workers' compensation insurance or any other insurance or guaranteed medical payment coverage which would compensate me should I be injured while on the premises of Second Chance Ranch or off the premises while volunteering for Second ChanceRanch.

As a volunteer with Second Chance Ranch, I recognize and acknowledge that volunteering at an animal shelter can be a very physically demanding task and might bother some people with allergies. While some of these requirements and areas may not apply to me and my specific volunteer opportunity, I understand the risk involved.

I recognize that in handling animals there exists a risk of injury including physical harm caused by the animals. On behalf of myself, my heirs, personal representatives and executors, I hereby fully release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless forever Second Chance Ranch, its corporation officers, directors, board of directors, agents, servants, and other volunteers from any and all things, acts, omission or conditions which may cause me damage or injury or any other problems in any way connected with my services for Second Chance Ranch including, but not limited to, animal bites or scratches, accidents, injuries, property damages or veterinary fees. I understand that I cannot be covered under Second Chance Ranch’s insurance and I must have my own health insurance provider.

I know of no medical or other condition which would prevent me from volunteering at Second Chance Ranch.

I understand that, as a volunteer, I cannot represent Second Chance Ranch in any legal or incident matters.

I give Second Chance Ranch authority to seek emergency treatment, if necessary, in the event of an accident. I understand that in the event of an accident while performing volunteer services, I will not be covered by workers’ compensation for medical costs. I fully understand that I am responsible for all medical costs in the event of an accident.

I understand that because I may handle animals, it is important to have a tetanus vaccination prior to volunteering and to discuss and understand the importance of being vaccinated with my physician. I understand that whatever decision I make is at my own risk and if my vaccination is not current, I release Second Chance Ranch from all responsibility and liability in the event of personal injury and any complications as the result of me not pursuing the matter further.

Safety is the primary concern at Second Chance Ranch. All volunteers MUST read and accept the terms below prior to volunteering at Second Chance Ranch, and prior to using any chemicals and/or cleaning agents. Proper chemical and cleaning agent dilution and application are essential to an effective cleaning regimen and necessary for the safety of persons using the chemicals. I understand the importance of properly using the chemicals and cleaning agents used at Second Chance Ranch.

Checking "I agree" indicates that I have read, understand, and agree to the above and I am 18 years of age or older 

I certify that all information on this application is true to the best of my knowledge. I understand that filling out a volunteer application does not guarantee my acceptance into the volunteer program.