We hope that you find your Junior Volunteer experience both fun and rewarding!

Please fill out this application if you are 6-15 years old and are interested in our Junior Volunteer program.

All Junior Volunteers between the ages of 6 and 15, MUST attend ALL orientations, trainings, and volunteer shifts WITH a designated parent or guardian. We ask that your designated parent or guardian please fill out an adult volunteer application separately.

Junior Volunteer Information

This application requires an e-mail address. Below please enter the e-mail address of the designated parent or guardian who is volunteering with the applicant.

A Shared Volunteer Experience

All youth between the ages of 6 and 15 must attend all orientations, trainings, and volunteer shifts with a designated parent or guardian.

Who will you be sharing your volunteering experience with?

Why volunteer?

Please tell us why you want to be a volunteer at The Heart of the Valley Animal Shelter.

Previous Volunteer Experience

Please check yes if you have volunteered at The Heart of the Valley before.

Special Needs Information

Please let us know if you have any special needs that we should be aware of in order to help you have the best volunteer experience possible.

Emergency Contact

I Agree


For volunteers under age 18

By signing below, I indicate that, on behalf of my child, I have read, understand and agree to the following:

1. I understand and agree that submitting this application form does not automatically register me as a Heart of the Valley, Inc. (“HOV”) 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.

2. By submitting this form, I attest that the information I have provided on the form is true and accurate.

3. My services to HOV are provided strictly in a voluntary capacity as a Volunteer without any express or implied promise of salary or compensation of any kind. This would include any employment type benefits, including employment insurance programs, worker's compensation accrual in any form, vacations or sick time or any type of payment.

4. I will familiarize myself and comply with HOV policies and procedures applicable to Volunteers. I will abide by the mission, rules, regulations, policies and programs of HOV while I am a volunteer. In particular, I fully understand that HOV expects high standards of ethical treatment of animals under its care.

5. I fully understand that HOV is an "Open Door" shelter and how HOV defines and implements this policy. I also understand that HOV may euthanize animals at any time for medical or behavioral reasons, including aggression or quality of life concerns, and agree to respect those decisions.

6. If my application to volunteer is accepted, I agree to be a volunteer for HOV.

7. I understand and agree that HOV’s website, internal files and records, including names and addresses of employees, volunteers, donors, applicants, membership lists and similar data are the sole property of HOV and that unauthorized disclosure of such information, its appropriation, changes, or alterations to it may constitute a criminal offense.

8. I understand that HOV is not responsible for any illness or injury caused by any animals that I come into contact with during my volunteer work. I hereby agree and release, indemnify and hold harmless HOV and associated Officers, Directors, Employees, and Agents, including PetSmart and PetSmart Charities, from any and all claims, damages and liability arising from or related to my activities as an HOV volunteer.

9. I understand and agree that the behavior of animals is unpredictable and that some animals are capable of inflicting serious personal injury or death, as well as significant property damage. I acknowledge that while HOV will take every reasonable precaution to minimize the potential of danger posed by the animals under its care, it is never possible to guarantee the temperament and/or behavior of any animal at all times and under all circumstances. I therefore agree that if I choose to walk, handle, foster, or care for any HOV animal, I will do so at my own risk.

10. I understand that HOV, without notice or hearing, may terminate my services as a Volunteer at any time, with or without reason. I will promptly return all HOV supplies, equipment, records, moneys, and other items in good, clean condition. I also understand that I am not guaranteed a position in the Volunteer Program.

11. I give permission for Heart of the Valley to use photos or video of myself or my child participating in Heart of the Valley sponsored activities for promotional or educational purposes.

I understand that volunteering at Heart of the Valley, Inc. (“HOV”) involves a certain degree of risk. I have carefully reviewed and considered the Volunteer Application and Agreement and considered the risks involved, and I give consent for my child to volunteer at HOV.

I also understand that volunteering at HOV is entirely voluntary and requires volunteers to abide by applicable rules of conduct, standards, and policies I hereby agree and release, indemnify and hold harmless HOV and associated Officers, Directors, Employees, and Agents from any and all claims, damages and liability arising from or related to my child’s activities as an HOV volunteer.

In case of emergency involving my child, I understand every effort will be made to contact me.

In the event I cannot be reached, I hereby give my permission to the medical provider selected by HOV to secure proper treatment, including hospitalization, anesthesia, surgery, or injections of medication for my child. Medical providers are authorized to disclose to the adult in charge examination findings, test results, and treatment provided for purposes of medical evaluation of the participant, follow-up and communication with the volunteer’s parents or guardian, and/or determination of the volunteer’s ability to continue in HOV’s activities.