New Volunteer Application

Thank you so much for your interest in volunteering with the Cheyenne Animal Shelter.  We are sure you will find your time rewarding as well as heart warming. Your time and talents are truly appreciated!


Your next steps:

1) Complete this Volunteer Application, including reviewing the Guidelines and Waiver and Release.

2) Click the green Continue button.

3) Submit your $20 fee ($10 for kids ages 6-10) using the registration link below.


Once we receive your application and payment, we will be in touch again with more information to get you started!


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at (307) 365-6638 or bprunty@caswyo.org


Again, thanks for your interest and we look forward to meeting you!


Personal Data


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.



Background

Please indicate below if you have ever been convicted of a felony and describe the crime below.



Email Preferences

We like to keep volunteers informed of important news, schedules, and volunteer opportunities by email, however will not send you any email you prefer not to receive. Use the checkboxes below to select the kinds of email you would like to receive from us.


PLEASE NOTE THAT EMAIL IS OUR PRIMARY FORM OF COMMUNICATION WHEN WE HAVE IMPORTANT UPDATES TO SHARE OR SEND OUT REQUESTS FOR EVENT VOLUNTEERS. WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO OPT-IN TO AT LEAST THE GENERAL VOLUNTEER UPDATES FOR THIS PURPOSE.



Guidelines, Waivers, and Release

Guidelines for Volunteers


• Ask staff for assistance with any question you are not sure of the correct answer.

• Maintain confidentiality regarding shelter clients and business.

• Volunteer shirts and name badges must be worn while on-duty as a volunteer.

• Volunteers must sign out and use a Walkie-Talkie while Volunteering.

• Know that volunteers are never involved with euthanasia or cruelty investigations.

• Volunteers are not to be in any unauthorized areas (i.e.; quarantine, stray hall, and clinic) without supervisor approval.

• Immediately report any accident or injury to a volunteer or animal to a supervisor.

• Immediately report any altercation between two animals to a supervisor.

• Never take on a task that causes you apprehension. If an assigned animal makes you feel uncomfortable, ask staff for help.

• Do not bring a non-volunteer guest with you while volunteering without prior supervisor approval.

• Please direct your suggestions and comments to the Volunteer Manager or the Shelter Manager. Your feedback helps the volunteer program grow. We want you to be proud of the organization to which you dedicate your time and effort!



Retaliation is prohibited:


CAS prohibits taking negative action against any associate for reporting a possible deviation from this policy or for cooperating in an investigation. Any associate who retaliates against another associate for reporting a possible deviation from this policy or for cooperating in an investigation will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination.



Photography:


In regards to volunteer photography for CAS: All photographs and/or video and/or audio recordings taken while at CAS, any CAS property, or any CAS event, may be used by CAS, its assignees, or successors, in whatever way they desire, including television, print, and electronic media. Such photographs, films, files, recordings, plates, and tapes are the property of CAS and they shall have the right to duplicate, reproduce, and make other uses of such materials as they desire free and clear of any claim.



Media Contacts:


Employees and volunteers should not speak to the media on behalf of CAS without contacting the Shelter Manager or the CEO. All media inquiries should be directed to them.



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Cheyenne Animal Shelter Waiver and Release


My services to the Cheyenne Animal Shelter (CAS) are provided strictly in a volunteer capacity, and without any express or implied promise of salary, compensation or other payment of any kind whatsoever. My services are furnished without any employment-type benefits, including employment insurance programs, workers compensation accrual of any form, vacations or sick time.


I fully understand that CAS expects high standards of moral and ethical treatment of animals under its care. I will strictly adhere to these standards in my capacity as a volunteer. I will follow the policies, procedures and safety precautions of CAS, and follow the instructions/directions of the CAS staff. I understand that CAS, without notice, may terminate my services as a volunteer at any time, with or without reason.


I understand the potential safety risks of working with animals and of bringing home illnesses from the shelter to personal pets. I will practice reasonable health hygiene and adhere to the hygiene policies of CAS. I will not bring unapproved guests or family members to CAS while I am on duty. I understand that the handling of animals as well as other CAS volunteer activities may place me in a hazardous situation and could result in injury to me and/or my personal property.


On behalf of myself, my heirs, personal representatives and assigns, I hereby release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless the Cheyenne Animal Shelter and its directors, officers, employees and agents from any and all claims, causes of actions and demands of any nature, whether known or unknown, arising out of or in connection with my volunteer activities on behalf of CAS.


I authorize investigation of all statements contained herein and the reference and employers listed above to give you any and all information concerning my previous employment and pertinent information they may have, personal or otherwise, and release the company of all liability for any damage that may result from utilization of such information.



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Receipt and Acknowledgment:


I acknowledge that I have reviewed the above Volunteer Guidelines and have familiarized myself with the information in this waiver and release, and will observe the policies and procedures set forth.


The Cheyenne Animal Shelter is an Equal Opportunity Employer and fully supports and maintains compliance will state, federal, and local regulations. The Cheyenne Animal Shelter prohibits discrimination against employees or volunteer applicants because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, ancestry, national origin, veteran status, pregnancy, disability, marital status, or other characteristics protected by law. A violation of this policy by an employee is subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination.