Red Fern Animal Shelter
Volunteer Application

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with our wonderful animals!
NOTE: If you are under 18 yrs. old you must submit this application hardcopy with your parent's or guardian's signature.
Please click here for a printable version.



City, State, Zip:   

Home phone:      

Cell Phone:         

Email Address:    


Current employer, or school you attend:

Emergency contact:
Name    Phone

Why do you want to volunteer for an animal shelter?

If you are a college student, are you volunteering to meet minimum service hour requirements?
If Yes,how many hours?

Describe any previous experience working with animals:

What kind of volunteer activities are you interested in doing with Red Fern? (Check as many as you wish)
 Dog walking, training, socialization
 Dog care, feeding, grooming
 Kennel care & cleaning
 Taking care of cats
 Taking photos of animals for website (we really need this!)
 Assisting with fundraising & public events
 Transporting animals to veterinarian (must be at least 18 with valid driver's license)
 Fostering a dog or cat at my home
 Construction & maintenance work at kennels

Other activities: (explain)

By submitting this application, I agree to the following Volunteer Policies:

I will abide by the mission, rules, regulations, policies, and programs of Red Fern Animal Shelter while I am a volunteer.

I will treat all animals with respect and will work as a team member with other volunteers.

I assume the risks of being bitten, scratched, injured, or frightened by cats, kittens, dogs, and puppies in connection with my volunteer work for the Shelter. Red Fern Animal Shelter is not liable to me for any injuries, damages, liabilities, losses, judgments, costs, or expenses whatsoever, which I might suffer or sustain in connection with the performance of my volunteer activities for the Shelter, unless they are the result of the Shelter’s gross negligence or intentional misconduct. I will indemnify, defend and hold the Shelter, including the Board of Directors and Officers, harmless from and against any claims, lawsuits, injuries, damages, losses, costs or expenses whatsoever, sustained by any companion animal or any person in connection with my intentional misconduct or grossly negligent performance of volunteer activities for the Shelter, or my breach of Shelter’s rules, regulations, policies and programs.

I am current on my tetanus vaccination and am covered by a health insurance plan. I do not have any serious medical conditions that prohibit me from participating in the typical activities of an animal shelter volunteer.

I understand that I may not bring any unauthorized friends, relatives, children, or pets to the shelter at any time without permission.

I understand that I am not entitled to any benefits for my personal companion animals, including free or reduced-price spay/neuter, medical care, animal food, pet supplies, or any other goods or services obtained by the Shelter. l will not remove or use any pet food or supplies from the Shelter for my own personal use, unless given permission.

I authorize the Shelter to use photographs of me for public relations purposes.

I understand and agree that the Shelter may refuse volunteer applications for any reason.