Please complete this application form if you are interested in becoming a STARS volunteer. Once you complete the form, click the continue button at the bottom.

Applicant Information

Demographic Information

You may optionally provide the following information. It is used only to help us get a better idea of the demographic make-up of our volunteers.

Employment Information

General Information

Please indicate any prior animal rescue work and/or your experience with animals (types/breeds/frequency).

Training Commitment

You will be required to attend all training dates/times in order to participate in the volunteer program.

* 4/2: 10am-1:30pm
* 4/9: 9am-3:30pm
* 4/16: 10:30am-3:30pm

***We hold orientation one time per year. There is limited capacity at each class. You will receive notification by March 26th as to whether or not you were accepted into the April 2nd program.***


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

Areas Of Interest

Please Check the areas below in which you feel you would be most helpful.


Thanks for taking the time to fill out this questionnaire. Your answers allow us to more effectively utilize your talents and strengths as a volunteer for STARS.

By signing below, I certify that:

* The information I have given is true.

* I am not looking to fulfill court mandated community service.

* I am not looking to fulfill community service hours towards requirements for other organizations.

* I am not looking to fulfill ABC Dog Training Certification Requirements.

* If my application is accepted, I am committing to attendance at all dates/times listed for training.

* I can commit to a minimum of 4 hours monthly to be completed at events located both at the shelter as well as at other locations, typically on Saturdays and Sundays.

* I understand that my volunteer role will have no interaction with the animals housed at the shelter.

* I understand that Stratford Animal Rescue Society, (STARS) reserves the right to deny my application for any reason.

* I understand that if my application is accepted, I have 72 from the point of notification to submit the $45 payment via PayPal for my required T-Shirt/Hoodie.

* I understand that should I not show up for orientation, miss any of the required training (late arrivals will not be granted entry) or not pass any final evaluations, I will be removed from the volunteer program and my $45 payment will be considered a non-refundable donation to STARS.