If you wish to work at our refuge with the animals it is necessary to think about being safe around animals. Many of those in our care have not had the best start in life and as a consequence can be frightened an unpredictable at times, very occasionally people get scratched or bitten, also the work can be dirty and we advise volunteers to wear sensible clothes and footwear.
ALWAYS SPEAK TO A MEMBER OF STAFF BEFORE APPROACHING ANY ANIMAL AT THE REFUGE.
Please read the following paragraphs carefully before signing:
I hereby authorize the PAWS, to seek Emergency Medical Treatment in case of accident, injury or illness. I acknowledge my understanding that the handling of animals and other volunteer activities may place me in a hazardous situation and could result in injury and I assume that risk. I agree to hold harmless the PAWS, all employees, all volunteers from any liability whatsoever arise from my participation in the PAWS Volunteer Program. In consideration of being allowed to participate in the PAWS Volunteer Program, I hereby release the PAWS, all employees and all volunteers from all liability for injuries I might receive in my volunteer activities on behalf of PAWS. I understand that I must attend a volunteer orientation and training session and sign the Volunteer Application before I will be allowed to volunteer for the PAWS, and that I will abide by all rules, regulations, policies and procedures of PAWS.
Understanding that public relations are an important part of a volunteer’s activities on behalf of PAWS, I hereby authorize the PAWS to use any photographs of me in its possession for public relations.
I understand that as a volunteer I may have access to privileged or confidential information and disclosing such information to the general public or other entities will result in immediate dismissal from the PAWS Volunteer Program. I understand that volunteers under the age of 18 will work under adult supervision at all times. I certify that all information provided is accurate and true. It is with my signature that I acknowledge that I have read and understand this form and agree to work under all the rules and regulations as set forth in the PAWS Volunteer Program.
Thank you for taking the time to consider volunteering for PAWS, we look forward to a long and happy association with you!!!!