Email * Cell Phone Home Phone Address Occupation Are you over the age of 18? * Select Yes No If not, how old are you? Are you a student looking to obtain volunteer hours? No Yes Please check the area(s) in which you’re interested in volunteering: *
Please note that if you wish to become a foster person there is a separate form to fill out noted above.
Please indicate when you’re generally available to volunteer: * Have you previously volunteered with other animal organizations, and if so where and in what capacity? * If you have any skills that you believe would be an asset to SODR, please list them below. Do you currently have pets? * Select Yes No If you answered yes, please tell us about your pets such as their species, age, personality, lifestyle (i.e. member of family, whether they reside indoors/outdoors, etc.). Is there any additional information about yourself you would like us to know? How did you hear of Speaking of Dogs Rescue? Can we add you to our weekly and monthly email updates so that you can stay informed of events and opportunities? * Select Yes No Volunteer Code of Conduct
Volunteers/Representatives of the Speaking of Dogs Rescue Program (SODR) are expected to conduct themselves with personal integrity, ethics, professionalism, honesty and diligence in performing their duties for the organization. Volunteers are required to support and advance the interests of the organization and avoid placing themselves in situations where their personal interests actually or potentially conflict with the interests of Speaking of Dogs Rescue Program.
Accordingly, all volunteers must comply with the Code of Conduct described herein. By submitting this volunteer application you agree to adhere to this Code of Conduct.
• Volunteers must, at all times, treat with dignity and respect all clients, adopters, suppliers, and fellow volunteers with whom they interact while representing the Rescue.
• Volunteers will act in a way that supports and advances the welfare, image and reputation of the Rescue.
• Volunteers must not use their status as a Rescue volunteer to obtain personal gain (financial or otherwise) from those doing or seeking to do business with the Rescue.
• This includes not seeking or accepting personal gifts, favours, payments, services, fees, special valuable privileges, pleasure or vacation trips, accommodations or loans of money from any person, unless in the ordinary course of rescue business.
CONFLICT OF INTEREST:
• Volunteers must avoid perceived and actual conflict of interest.
• Volunteers shall, at the first opportunity, disclose any conflict of interest to a board member.
• Volunteers who receive confidential information will keep that information confidential. This includes, but is not limited to, client, donor, volunteer, and financial information.
• Volunteers will not share any information obtained from the rescue on social media without a board member’s approval.
• Volunteers will not use information obtained while volunteering for their own purposes, including financial gain, or disclose for the use of others (for example, lists of sponsors or suppliers).
• This applies both during and after the period in which the individual is a Rescue volunteer.
• All intellectual property (brands, logos, websites, identifiers, etc.) currently belonging to the Rescue or developed by a volunteer in the course of their role with the Rescue (for example, guidebooks, training resources, promotional materials) shall remain the property of the Rescue and may not be used for the personal benefit of a volunteer.
These are minimum standards and by no means cover every contingency. However, any material failure to comply with these standards will be sufficient grounds for termination of the individual from their volunteer position. Any volunteer who is uncertain of the application of this Code of Conduct should contact any member of the Board of Directors for further information.