Pet Project Foundation

Volunteer Application

Please review our volunteer criteria before submitting your application

Download or fill out the application below

If you download the application please bring your completed volunteer application to the animal shelter and turn it in at the front desk or email to:

*Applicants must be at least 18 years of age*

"*" indicates required fields

Your Name*
You will be contacted via email on the status of your application.
(must be 18 years old to volunteer) ex. 03/12/1986
Do you have pets at home? If so, please fill out:
Pet Project Foundation Membership
If you are selected to be a volunteer for PPF, yearly membership is required. Your PPF membership is a renewable membership done on a yearly basis. Failure to renew your membership will revoke your opportunity to be a volunteer with PPF.
Skills or Qualifications
Summarize special skills and qualifications (i.e., social media, photography, videographer, dog obedience, writing, etc.) you have acquired from employment, previous volunteer work, or through other activities, including hobbies and sports.
Availability for Shelter Shifts
Each shift is 3 hours. You must stay for the full 3 hours of your shift unless you notify your department coordinator prior to your shift.
Person to notify in case of emergency

Volunteer Rights & Responsibilities
The Pet Project Foundation (PPF) is a valuable resource to the San Clemente/Dana Point Animal Shelter and to Coastal Animal Services Authority (CASA), the animals under its care, the staff, and the public. Volunteers will be accorded the rights to obtain thorough training, meaningful assignments, continued effective supervision, and be recognized for consistent work well done. In return, volunteers shall agree to perform their duties to the best of their abilities in accordance with policies, procedures, and rules of the San Clemente/Dana Point Animal Shelter, CASA, PPF, and to remain loyal to their goals. As a volunteer, you are an important asset and vital to the welfare of the animals and our continuing success as a pro-humane shelter.
Volunteer Expectations
  • Yearly membership to PPF is required
  • Attend an orientation meeting and all continuing education training
  • Follow the direction of shelter staff and volunteer coordinator at all times
  • Learn and follow the policies of the shelter and PPF
  • Perform the duties of the assigned volunteer position
  • Wear volunteer t-shirt, clothing appropriate to the season and your assignment (closed toe & heel shoes)
  • Report accidents and bites to the shelter staff
  • Interact courteously and professionally with staff, guests, and volunteers
Volunteers who fail to meet expectations will not be allowed to volunteer at the shelter. Any volunteer can be dismissed at PPF’s discretion at any time.
Our Pro-Humane Philosophy for You to Understand and Accept:
If you have any questions about this form or the agreements herein, please speak to a Volunteer Coordinator. I agree to comply with all policies and procedures during any activity that is related to the care, control, safekeeping, adoption or euthanasia of the animals. I understand and support the idea that animals held at this shelter are humanly euthanized when the animal is unduly suffering, presents a health risk to the shelter environment or is considered to be dangerous to humans or other animals. I understand that all pets are spayed or neutered before adoption. I certify that all statements made are true and complete to the best of my knowledge.
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