Volunteer Application

The Jersey Shore Animal Center reserves the right to refuse and/or terminate any volunteer for any reason.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Jersey Shore Animal Center.  ALL new volunteers are required to attend a General Orientation before starting to volunteer. Due to the increased interest in our volunteer program, we have a few requirements that must be followed: 

  • Due to the high volume of volunteers that apply each day, your services may not be needed at the moment. If that is the case, we will hold onto the application for 60 days in case a position become available. 
  • Must volunteer a minimum of 1 day per week
  • Work on a schedule that is chosen and worked out by you and the Volunteer Coordinator. 
  • Understand that if you fail to show for your shifts for over a month, without calling out, you will be terminated as a volunteer. 
  • Under new policy, with the growth of the volunteer program and fact that volunteers work with animals and people, a background check must be done on all potential volunteers submitting an application. The interested person will pay a $15 fee at the time of submitting a volunteer application while the shelter covers the rest of the cost. The fee can be paid by cash and will not be refunded in the event that you do not volunteer at the Jersey Shore Animal Center. All information will be considered confidential. Applicant will need to fill out the “Authorization for Volunteer Background Check” sheet as well. 
  • **At the discretion of the Volunteer Coordinator and Project Director we may request a doctor’s note regarding the limitation and we reserve the right to limit the volunteer activity for the safety of all involved at any time during the hours here. 

You must contact the volunteer coordinator after orientation to confirm your attendance.

Volunteer Application

  • Personal Information

  • Emergency Contact Information

  • Present or Last Job

  • Other Volunteer Experience (if applicable)

  • References (2 needed)

  • Volunteers who are 16-17 years of age must list name, address and phone of parent or guardian)
  • List name, position and phone number
  • Pet Questions

  • Miniature Survey

  • If yes, for what do you need hours for and how many hours do you need to complete
  • For each of the following question below, mark on the ruler where you feel you fit in on the spectrum of the two options. The closer you make a mark on either option indicates that you feel that option closely describes you. There is no right or wrong answer to any of these questions. We are simply trying to be a better sense of your personality to help you assess if our volunteer program is right for you.

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  • The volunteers of the Jersey Shore Animal Center commit to a schedule much like a staff member would to a job. This schedule helps the shelter run smoothly. The staff and animals rely on volunteers to uphold their commitment on the day(s) they select.

    Please let us know the day(s) (Monday-Sunday) and times you are committed to volunteering: Every volunteer is required to donate at least one day a week.
  • List which days you are available at this time. *Fundraisers and other offsite events where we need volunteers to help man a table, help set up and break down an event etc... Example Gift Auction, Dog Fest, 5K, Petco Adoption Weekends, etc…
  • List which days you are available at this time. **These are the only hours available to volunteer with the animals at the shelter.
  • List which days you are available at this time. *Fundraisers and other offsite events where we need volunteers to help man a table, help set up and break down an event etc... Example Gift Auction, Dog Fest, 5K, Petco Adoption Weekends, etc…
  • Indicate your activity preference by numbering from 1 to 5 (1 being the 1st choice):

  • (please see Thrift Shop manager if interested)
  • By submitting this application I give permission to the Jersey Shore Animal Center to verify any/all information given; I acknowledge I have read and understood the entire application.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
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