Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Clare’s House!

Clare's House is a non-profit organization founded on the love and desire to offer helping hands to loving dog parents who are challenged to keep their family pet in their home. Through compassionate fostering during short-term hurdles, to thoughtful adoption of the orphaned pet, we ensure our loyal friends have the safe and loving homes they deserve.

Clare’s House is 100% supported and funded by the kindness and generosity of our volunteers and donors.

Please complete this application form if you are interested in becoming a Clare's House volunteer.  In order to become a Clare's House foster, you need to first complete a volunteer application. Once your application is received and reviewed by one of our Volunteer Coordinators, you will then be sent a welcome letter with information on next steps.

We appreciate you signing up to be a part of our volunteer community.  



Contact Information


Emergency Contact

In the event of an emergency whom should we notify?



Restrictions

Duties will vary depending upon the volunteer activity assigned. Please describe any physical limitations (such as lifting limitations including weight limits, bending, climbing stairs) where a special accommodation may be need to be considered, if available.



Related Experience

Briefly describe your relevant volunteer or work experience.  Please provide the 

  • name of the organization
  • a brief summary of your roles and responsibilities
  • approximate length of service 
  • contact information for the organization


References

If no previous volunteer or work experience was noted above, please provide 2 references we can contact who would know about your experience providing loving care to animals.



Assignment Preference

The following volunteer assignments may currently be available. Please indicate all you are interested in.



Skills/Experience

What related skills and/or experience do you have in the Assignment Preference(s) you chose?



Availability

Please indicate the days and times you are usually available to volunteer, including maximum number of hours per day, and if you prefer to volunteer days or evenings, mornings/afternoons or evenings, weekdays and/or weekends...



Communication with Volunteers

You may see emails come to you with the heading of recruitment, when we have a specific need for help, or electronic newsletter that will provide general information and updates. It is important for you to keep these options enabled, so that we can keep you informed and up to date!



Volunteer Information Center

We provide an online "Volunteer Information Center" where volunteers may check their schedules, update their information, and receive messages. Please select the password you would like to use to access the online Volunteer Information Center.



Referrals

Our volunteers make the best referrals!  Do you know of someone who may be interested in fostering, volunteering or donating to support Clare’s House? Please provide contact information below.



I Agree

I understand and agree that submitting this application form does not automatically register me as a Clare's House 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.

In consideration of this opportunity to volunteer with Clare’s House, I agree to the following Terms and Conditions:

• I will act in accordance with the mission and values of Clare’s House and will attend and complete an orientation prior to beginning any volunteer work.

• I will follow all rules, regulations, guidelines, and policies of Clare’s House while I am a volunteer.

• I agree to work as a team member with all volunteers and will treat other volunteers and the general public with dignity, kindness and respect.

• I agree to treat all animals in my care with kindness and concern for their wellbeing.

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


If accepted as a volunteer for Clare’s House, a non-profit organization 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 representing or performing work for Clare’s House.

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 Clare’s House, its board of directors, agents, servants, and other Clare's House 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 Clare’s House including, but not limited to, animal bites or scratches, accidents, injuries, property damages or veterinary fees. I understand that I cannot be covered under Clare’s House insurance and I must have my own health insurance provider.

I know of no medical or other condition which would prevent me from volunteering for Clare’s House.

I understand that, as a volunteer, I cannot represent Clare’s House in any legal or incident matters.

I give Clare’s House 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 discuss and understand the importance of being vaccinated with possibly a tetanus shot or whatever might be recommended by my physician. I understand that whatever decision I make, is at my own risk and if my vaccination is not current, I release Clare’s House 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 for our volunteers and those we serve is a primary concern of Clare’s House. All volunteers MUST read and accept the terms above prior to volunteering for Clare’s House.  

I understand that filling out a volunteer application does not guarantee my acceptance into the volunteer program. 

By submitting this form, I attest that the information I have provided on the application is true and accurate.  Checking "I agree" indicates that I have read, understand, and agree to the above and that I am 18 years of age or older.