Did you know all the work we do is volunteer based? That means none of us get paid for the work we do for the love of animals in our community. We are always looking for volunteers willing to help with our mission. Of course, we all know how busy life can get so we don’t ask much and want to find a place where our volunteers can best help. We’d love volunteers willing to help with events for fundraising, information, and clinics. Or if you are willing to give community talks for education, we want you too! And even if you don’t have much time or are unable to get out and about, we have stay at home opportunities as well helping with answering phone calls and messages and arranging food pantry pickups. If any of those sound like something you can help with, send us a message and we’ll be happy to get you started!
Terms and Conditions
The Volunteer is willing to donate their time and services to the organization listed above, in turn the organization is willing to accept such time and service by the Volunteer.
In consideration of the above, the parties hereby agree to the following terms and conditions:
The volunteer understands the services provided will be a donation and under no circumstances will expect wages, salary, or benefits from the organization for the services provided within this volunteer agreement.
The Volunteer should report to either Dr. Amy Tyler or Jessica Beam for instruction and guidance on appropriate projects and to discuss how to collect and share the information with the organization.
The Volunteer understands they are under no terms considered an employee of the Organization. The Volunteer will receive no employee benefits including disability, pay, workman's comp, or severance pay. Furthermore, the Organization acknowledges the Volunteer is not an employee and may provide services at free will.
The Volunteer agrees to indemnify and hold the Organization free and harmless from all liability arising out of any and all claims, demands, losses, damages, action, and judgment of every kind and description which may occur to or be suffered by the Volunteer by reason of activities arising out of this agreement.
Because the Volunteer is not an active employee, they may terminate this volunteer agreement at any time for any reason they deem necessary. The Organization may decline to accept the Volunteers time and may terminate this agreement without prior notification.
Confidentiality is the preservation of privileged information. By necessity, personal and private information is disclosed in a professional working relationship. Part of what you learn is necessary to provide services to the applicant or client; other information is shared within the development of a helping, trusting relationship. Therefore, most information gained about individual clients through an assignment is confidential in terms of the law, and disclosure could make you legally liable. Disclosure could also damage your relationship with the client and make it difficult to help the person.
I agree to treat as confidential all information about clients or former clients and their families and information about their pets that I learn during the performance of my duties as a Volunteer. If I have concerns about the immediate welfare of an animal or suspect abuse, I will report directly to Dr. Amy Tyler.
Social Media refers to all social networking sites including Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter, and all other social networking sites, and all other internet postings, including blogs. It applies to the use of social media both for volunteering and personal purposes, whether while volunteering or otherwise.
In using Social Media, Volunteers shall not use or post any client information, images or videos of a client or their animal without permission of the client. I will not post to a public site (this includes your personal social media accounts if they are available to the general public) without approval by Jessica Beam or Dr. Amy Tyler.
Volunteers are personally responsible for what they communicate in social media (as part of their role as a Volunteer at St. Francis Animal Resource Center or on personal sites). Remember that what you publish might be available to be read by the masses, colleagues, volunteers, future employers and social acquaintances for a long time. Keep this in mind before you post content.
If you see content in social media that disparages or reflects poorly on St Francis Animal Resource Center or our stakeholders, you should report it to your volunteer supervisor and/or the Communications Manager. All volunteers are responsible for protecting our reputation.