Please complete this application form if you are interested in becoming a Safe Animal Shelter volunteer. Once you complete the form, click the Continue button at the bottom.

General Information

Emergency Contact Information

Communication Preferences

Volunteer Program Type

Select the program you would like to participate in. If you are signing in for Bright Future and School Project programs, please list your school name.


In this section indicate if you would like to volunteer during a set time period using the 'From' and 'To' fields, or you can indicate your maximum amount of hours and the corresponding frequency.

Assignment Preferences

Select the activity or activities that you are interested in. Click the link to review assignment requirements.

Skills and Experience

Orientation Schedule

Select one of the mandatory orientation dates below.

Release of Liability, Indemnification, and Consent

I acknowledge and understand that working with animals may be dangerous and can lead to serious injury or even death. Furthermore, I understand and agree to personally assume any and all liability and risks of volunteering for Safe Animal Shelter (hereinafter referred to as the SAS). In consideration of the SAS’s agreement to allow to participate in its volunteer program, I agree to indemnify and hold harmless the SAS, it’s officials, agents, employees, officers, and representatives from every penalty, cause of action, claim, loss, cost, damage, reasonable attorney’s fees, lien and/or expense arising out of or resulting from my performance of volunteer work for the SAS, volunteer work performed off-site for the SAS, or for any failure of observation of any rules, regulations or policies of the SAS shall not be liable for damages to me arising from any act third party or animal. I further agree to indemnify and the SAS form and against all claims of whatever nature arising from any of my future negligent acts, omissions or negligence, or arising from any accident, injury, or damage whatsoever caused to any person, animal or to the property of any person occurring while I am providing volunteer work to the SAS, or arising from any accident, injury, or damage occurring on SAS’s premises.

I understand that if I am or become pregnant while volunteering at SAS or have medical conditions that compromise my immune system, that I should talk to my doctor and get my doctor’s approval to volunteer in an animal shelter.

I agree that SAS may photograph my participation with SAS, and I hereby release any such photographs to SAS for use in its programs, publications and purposes.

I understand and agree that as a volunteer, I am not an employee of the SAS, and I am not entitled to any compensation or benefits of any kind. By signing below, I hereby agree that I will not object to or challenge the protocols and procedures outlined by the SAS. This includes but is not limited to: not entering unauthorized areas, not touching animals that are in unauthorized areas due to the risk of transmitting contagious disease, not representing yourself as an employee of the SAS and remaining professional and courteous to SAS staff and visitors. Violations of any of these guidelines is ground for immediate removal from the premises and termination of all future volunteer opportunities with the SAS

Parent/Guardian Consent

The completion of this section is REQUIRED for all volunteers under the age of 18.

It is agreed that the undersigned is the parent/guardian of the applicant, a minor, who participates as a Volunteer for the Safe Animal Shelter (SAS). The undersigned shall hold harmless and release the SAS, its directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors or volunteers from all liability whatsoever arising from injuries or damages incurred as a result of the minor’s participation in the Volunteer Program. It is further agreed that the undersigned is fully aware of the nature and extent of potential hazards of working within an animal shelter, and agrees that the SAS shall not be responsible or liable for any and all injuries sustained to the minor listed above as well as any loss, damage or expense arising out of the minor’s participation in the Volunteer Program.

I understand that minors ages 15 and younger must ALWAYS have a parent or guardian with them while volunteering. Minors age 16-17 can volunteer without parent/guardian supervision. I understand that if my child exhibits behaviors considered by SAS staff to be dangerous to him/herself or the animals and/or other volunteers, he/she may be removed from the Program. I have read fully, understand and agree to the above waiver and release of liability and give my consent for them to participate in the Volunteer Program.

Volunteer's Signature

I have read the release and understand all of its terms and I execute it voluntarily and with full knowledge of its significance.

I understand and agree that submitting this application form does not automatically register me as a Safe Animal Shelter volunteer, that there may be requirements that I need to meet.

By submitting this form, I attest that the information I have provided on the form is true and accurate. I understand that if the information submitted is not accurate, I will be dismissed from volunteer service.