Board of Directors
Are you at least 18 years old?
You must be at least 12 years old to volunteer with P.A.W.S. If you are under 18 years old, your parent or guardian must sign as a responsible person. If you are 16 years old or younger, you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian when volunteering.
Home Phone Number
Cell Phone Number
Street Address with Apartment/Unit Number
District of Columbia
Armed Forces Americas
Armed Forces Europe
Armed Forces Pacific
In Case of Emergency
Relationship to You
For Background Checks
Date of Birth
Driver's License Number
Have you ever lived in another state?
Please list your addresses from other states.
Excluding traffic violations, have you ever been convicted of any criminal offense or placed under any court ordered supervision?
Have you ever volunteered before?
Please list the volunteer jobs you have had.
How many hours a week would you be willing to volunteer?
Please tell us something about you (previous experience, special skills, why you are interested in volunteering, etc.).
Please indicate which volunteer opportunities interest you.
Cat care (grooming, socializing)
Cat room work (feeding, cleaning cat area)
Dog care (grooming, walking)
Dog room work (feeding, cleaning dog area)
Data entry (maintain online records)
Volunteer coordination (scheduling, etc.)
Animal photography (great pictures get pets adopted faster!)
Event flyer creation
Press release writing
Retail (thrift store)
Volunteer recruitment and retention
General Release and Waiver
You are advised to consult with counsel regarding the legal effect of this General Release and Waiver prior to executing said agreements.
I agree to the following provisions when volunteering with or fostering for P.A.W.S.
By signing this application, I agree that P.A.W.S. has the right to verify any of the information provided herein.
I agree to abide by the mission statement, rules, regulations, policies and programs of P.A.W.S. while I am volunteering with or fostering for P.A.W.S.
If I stop volunteering with P.A.W.S., or upon P.A.W.S.’s request at any time, I shall promptly return all of P.A.W.S.’s property, including any foster animals in my care.
I understand and agree that public relations is an important part of volunteering with P.A.W.S., and I will allow P.A.W.S. to use any photographs, images taken of me, or any likeness, in P.A.W.S.’s public relations and marketing efforts in any way P.A.W.S. sees fit. P.A.W.S. will use reasonable efforts to notify me, but such notification is not an expressed or implied condition to the release and use of photographs, etc., for public relations purposes.
I understand and agree that P.A.W.S. will make the decisions as to the care and placement of all P.A.W.S. foster animals. P.A.W.S., and only P.A.W.S., has the final decision as to whether a P.A.W.S. animal will be placed in an adoptive home or sent to another facility or adoption center. If a fosterer decides to adopt a foster animal, an adoption fee will be charged.
I agree to care for foster animals in my home with love and respect. I agree to ensure that they have food, water, shelter and attention. I will not abuse or neglect any foster animals in my care. If P.A.W.S. determines that these conditions are not met, P.A.W.S. reserves the right to remove foster animals from my care.
All foster animals remain the property of P.A.W.S. If P.A.W.S. decides to remove foster animals from my home, I agree that P.A.W.S. has the right, without further notice or demand, to enter the premises where the animal is housed and remove the animal without process of law. I agree to waive all claims for trespass or damage.
I recognize that while performing tasks, including handling animals for P.A.W.S., there exists a risk of injury or illness to my own or others’ animals, me, my family and other persons who come into contact with any P.A.W.S. animal, as well as risk of personal property loss or damage. I assume the risk of all injuries and property loss or damage in connection with my volunteer activities for P.A.W.S.
I agree that P.A.W.S. 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 or foster activities for P.A.W.S. at their adoption facility or any off-site adoption facility (e.g., PetSmart).
I hereby release P.A.W.S., its officers, directors, participants, volunteers and affiliates from any and all claims, actions, liabilities, damages, and costs of any kind arising out of transportation, fostering, or any other work or activity with any animal connected with P.A.W.S.
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