Please complete this application form if you are interested in becoming a Paws4ever volunteer. Items marked with an * are required. When you are finished, click the "continue" button at the bottom of the page.


*** NOTE: WE DO NOT OFFER ONE-ON-ONE SUPERVISION FOR VOLUNTEERS, SO WE CANNOT VALIDATE VOLUNTEER HOURS FOR COURT-ORDERED OR ATTORNEY RECOMMENDED INDIVIDUALS. ***


Volunteer Orientation

All new volunteers are required to attend a one hour volunteer orientation at our Mebane location, which will equip you with essential information about our organization and review the volunteer opportunities available. (Volunteers under the age of 16 must attend with a parent) Once you’ve completed this session, you may sign up for additional required training based on your area of interest.


PLEASE SELECT A VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION SESSION OR CHECK THE BOX BELOW TO BE NOTIFIED AS SOON AS THE NEXT SESSIONS ARE SCHEDULED.



Personal Information


Demographics

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



Emergency Contact Information

In the event of an emergency whom should we notify?



Employer

Some companies provide generous grants to nonprofits when employees volunteer. By providing this information, you may help the animals even more!



Availability

Please select days and times (between 7:00 am and 6:00 pm) that you are generally available to volunteer on a regular basis.



Volunteer Activities

How would you like to volunteer with Paws4ever? Please select all that apply.



Skills and Past Experience

Please let us know if you have any past experience that might be helpful to Paws4ever. (Computer skills, past work with animals, fundraising experience etc.)



How did you hear about Paws4ever?


Password

This will be the password you use to log into your online Volunteer Information Center (VicNet) account. Your login user name will be your email address and this will be your password.


Please enter a password that:

Is at least 6 characters long

Contains both letters and numbers.



Volunteer Liability Waiver

I understand and agree that submitting this application form does not automatically register me as a Paws4ever 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.


I hereby agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Animal Protection Society of Orange County (dba Paws4ever), its employees, members, volunteers, agents and Board of Directors from any and all liability arising out of or in consequence of, or injury sustained as a result of any activity connected with myself and the Animal Protection Society of Orange County (dba Paws4ever). I understand and acknowledge that this Waiver discharges Paws4ever from any liability or claim that I, the Volunteer, may have against Paws4ever with respect to bodily injury, personal injury, illness, death, or property damage that may result from my participation in activities on the Paws4ever Animal Sanctuary or ReSale Store property. I also understand that Paws4ever does not assume any responsibility for or obligation to provide financial assistance or other assistance, including but not limited to medical, health or disability insurance, in the event of injury, illness, death or property damage.


INSURANCE


I, the Volunteer, understand that I expressly waive any such claim for compensation or liability on the part of Paws4ever beyond what may be offered freely by the representative of Paws4ever in the event of such injury or medical expense.


MEDICAL TREATMENT


I hereby release and forever discharge Paws4ever from any claim whatsoever which arises or may hereafter arise on account of any first-aid treatment or other medical services rendered in connection with an emergency during my time with Paws4ever.


ASSUMPTION OF RISK


I understand that my time with Paws4ever may include activities that may be hazardous to me, including, but not limited to, manual labor and activities involving dogs and/or cats, which may include the risk of being bitten, scratched, jumped on, dragged, or knocked over. I further understand that, although unlikely, there is a risk of the transmission of zoonotic disease while working in an animal shelter. I hereby expressly and specifically assume the risk of injury or harm in these activities and release Paws4ver from all liability for injury, death, or property damage resulting from the activities of my time with Paws4ever.


PHOTOGRAPHIC RELEASE


I grant and convey unto Paws4ever all right, title, and interest in any and all photographic images and video or audio recordings made by Paws4ever during my work for Paws4ever, including, but not limited to, any royalties, proceeds, or other benefits derived from such photographs or recordings.


OTHER


I expressly agree that this Waiver is intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by the laws of the State of North Carolina in the United States of America, and that this Waiver shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of North Carolina. I agree that in the event that any clause or provision of this Waiver shall be held to be invalid by any court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such clause or provision shall not otherwise affect the remaining provisions of this Release which shall continue to be enforceable.