Thank you for your interest in fostering for Freedom Service Dogs! We could not accomplish our mission without the help of so many amazing volunteers. Submitting this application will add you to our waitlist. When a position opens up, we will be in touch with the next steps.

Name and address

Demographic Information

Emergency Contact

Volunteer Release

1. My services to FSD are provided strictly in a voluntary capacity as a Volunteer, and without any express or implied promise of salary, compensation or other payment of any kind.

2. My services are furnished without any employment-type benefits, including employment insurance programs, worker’s compensation accrual in any form, vacations, or sick time.

3. I will familiarize myself and comply with FSD’s policies and procedures applicable to Volunteers. In particular, I fully understand that FSD expects high standards of moral and ethical treatment of the animals under its care and of the clients we serve. I will adhere strictly to these standards in my capacity as a Volunteer.

4. I will keep confidential any information regarding the clients of FSD that I learn. I will not discuss or release any information regarding clients in a written or verbal manner.

5. I understand that FSD, without notice or hearing, may terminate my services as a Volunteer at any time, with or without reason.

6. I understand that the handling of animals and other activities on behalf of FSD may place me in a hazardous situation and could result in injury to me or my personal property. On behalf of myself, and my heirs, personal representatives and assigns, I hereby release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless FSD and its directors, officers, employees and agents from any and all claims, causes of action and demands of any nature, whether known or unknown, arising out of or in connection with my Volunteer activities on behalf of FSD.

7. Understanding that public relations is an important part of a Volunteer’s activities on behalf of FSD, I do hereby consent and agree that Freedom Service Dogs, Inc., its employees, volunteers, or agents have the right take photographs, videotape, sound recordings, or digital recordings of me while I am working on Freedom’s behalf and to use these in any and all media for the purpose of promoting the mission of Freedom Service Dogs. I do hereby release to Freedom Service Dogs, Inc., its agents, and employees all rights to exhibit this work in print and electronic form publicly or privately. I waive any rights, claims, or interest I may have to copyright or control the use of my identity or likeness in whatever media used. Any right to inspect, approve, or disapprove any such pictures or recordings is hereby waived by the undersigned. I understand that there will be no financial or other compensation for photographing or recording me. I release Freedom Service Dogs, Inc. and its legal representatives from any legal responsibility related to the photograph or video in which I am included.

8) I understand that I must submit an $18 background check in order to be considered for the Friends of Freedom Volunteer Program, and that I must submit payment at the time of submission. I also understand that my volunteering with Freedom Service Dogs is contingent upon the results of the background check.

I represent that either:

(1) I am at least 18 years of age, read and understand the foregoing statement, and am competent to execute this agreement or

(2) I am between 12-17, read and understand the foregoing statement. In addition, I will have a parent or guardian sign a volunteer release prior to my first volunteer shift. (This form will be provided at training.)