If you love animals but aren’t able to adopt, opening your home and becoming a foster parent is an invaluable way to make a difference in the life of an shelter pet. Complete this application and our foster coordinator will contact you with the next steps. Thank you for your interest in fostering for HSNB!


Contact Information


Emergency Contact

In the event of an emergency whom should we notify?



EMail

We like to keep volunteers updated with news and events. Please select the type of emails you're interested in receiving from us.



Time Frame

How much time can you devote to being a foster parent?



Type of Foster Pet

What type of pets are you interested in fostering? (Check all that apply)



Other Pets at Home

What type of pets you have at home?



Skills

Do you have any skills you would like to share with HSNB?



I Agree

I understand and agree that submitting this application form does not automatically register me as a Humane Society of the North Bay 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.


I understand that the Humane Society of the North Bay may perform a basic background check on volunteers to determine that there are no cases of animal cruelty.

I certify that the statements made in this volunteer application are true and have been given voluntarily. I understand that this information may be disclosed to any party with legal and proper interest, and I release the Humane Society of the North Bay (HSNB) from any liability whatsoever for supplying such information. I also understand that I will not be paid for my services as a volunteer.


In consideration of the HSNB accepting my application or my child's for participation in their volunteer programs, I agree to release and hold harmless the HSNB from and against any and all loss, damage, claims, liability, costs, and expenses of any nature whatsoever, including without limitation, attorney's fees and disbursements, arising from or occasioned by my participation in the HSNB’s volunteer programs. I understand there are certain risks inherent in handling the animals, and I accept these risks.


Further, I understand that it is a violation of privacy and breach of confidentiality to publicly discuss or disclose any information I may learn about an animal’s previous owner or situation. I will treat all animals, people, and property I come into contact with at HSNB with the utmost respect and professionalism. I understand that difficult decisions and situations may present themselves routinely at HSNB, and I will conduct myself with courtesy and respect toward staff, volunteers, and the public at all times.


Volunteer Agreement


I agree to hold absolutely confidential all information that I may obtain concerning patrons or animals. I understand that an intentional or unintentional violation of confidentiality may result in disciplinary action, including termination of volunteer services and/or possible legal action by others (i.e. patrons).


I fully understand that the HSNB expects high standards of moral and ethical treatment of animals under its care. I agree to adhere strictly to these standards in my voluntary capacity and exercise compassion, care, and positive training methods with all animals.


I agree to treat patrons and other guests of the HSNB with courtesy, sensitivity, and professionalism. I will seek management help for any questions or situations beyond my knowledge or training.


I agree to advise my supervisor of relevant information regarding an animal or patron in a timely manner. I will communicate job-related problems, concerns, differences of opinion, conflicts, or suggestions to the Volunteer Coordinator.


I agree to limit my activity to my assigned work area unless otherwise directed by the Volunteer Coordinator or Shelter Manager.


I agree to adhere to my schedule and sign-in and out procedures. I will try to find properly trained replacement for my scheduled shift should I be unable to make it. I will notify my department manager when unavailable for my shift.


I agree to maintain appropriate volunteer attire and a well-groomed appearance for all assignments.


I understand that my volunteer service is an integral part of the daily operations of the shelter and I agree to notify the Volunteer Coordinator immediately of any schedule changes or if I wish to discontinue my volunteer services.


I understand that the HSNB reserves the right to terminate my volunteer status at any time, for any circumstances which, in the judgment of the Volunteer Coordinator, Shelter Manager or Executive Director, would make my continued service as a volunteer contrary to the best interest of the agency.


I have read and understand each of the above conditions. By checking the "I Agree" box below, I agree to adhere to the stated volunteer agreement.