Please complete this application form if you are interested in becoming a Second Chance for Animals volunteer.

We are looking for volunteers to help with cat cleaning, dog kennel cleaning and walking and adoption assistants at the shelter. Marketing and fundraising support opportunities are available outside of the shelter.

You are welcome to fill out the application and we will contact you to attend a virtual orientation.

You must be at least 18 years old to volunteer with Second Chance for Animals. All volunteers are asked to pay yearly dues of $15 (payable if you decide to become a volunteer after attending New Volunteer Orientation). New volunteers are also required to purchase a Second Chance for Animals volunteer t-shirt for $10.

Volunteer opportunities with hands on with animals are cat cleaning daily 10AM to 1PM, and dog walking (Tuesday through Saturday) 12:15 to 4PM (however there is a stringent process before you will; be allowed to walk dogs) other activities such as fundraising or marketing are not dependent on the hours of the shelter.

Second Chance asks for minimum time commitment of five hours a month and because of the time commitment involved in training our volunteers, asks that volunteers make at least a 6 month commitment to volunteering.

Sections marked with an * are required fields.

Name and address

You must include a working email that you will use for communication with Second Chance for Animals. If you do not have email, we are very sorry but we will not accept you as a volunteer because that is how we communicate with volunteers.
Please include at least one phone number at which you can be reached.


In which of these areas do you feel you have moderate to excellent skill? Check all that apply.


In which of these areas do you have experience? Check all that apply.

Why do you want to volunteer with SCFA?

You must answer this question or your application will be considered incomplete and you will not receive a response to your application.

Restrictions, Allergies

Do you have any restrictions that would limit your ability to work with animals? (i.e. allergies, disabilities, etc.) If yes, please explain.

Volunteering with Dogs

If you are interested in volunteering with dogs, please check the box or boxes for the size dogs with which you are comfortable. Check all that apply.

Previous Volunteer Experience

Please list all previous volunteer experience with animals or animal groups, including dates of service, description of responsibilities, and the organization's name.


Please indicate the days and times you are usually available to volunteer.

Volunteering with SCFA

How would you prefer to help Second Chance? Check all that apply.

How did you find out about SCFA?

If it was another volunteer, please include his or her name so we can thank him or her!

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I understand and agree that submitting this application form does not automatically register me as a Second Chance for Animals volunteer, and that there may be certain qualifications I must meet, including the acceptance of established Second Chance for Animals and Franklin Township Animal Shelter volunteer policies and procedures before I may begin volunteering. I further understand that there are guidelines and rules that I will be required to follow for the safety of myself, others, and the animals. I understand that if I do not follow these rules as a volunteer, my involvement with Second Chance for Animals will be discontinued. I understand that I will be informed of those guidelines and rules at the initial New Volunteer Orientation and Dog Handling Orientation (if I choose to attend) and any revisions or additions will be emailed to me.

I understand that I must sign liability waivers prior to volunteering.

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