Cleveland APL Volunteer Application

Volunteers are the heart of our organization and are vital team members who help us to achieve the impossible, fulfill our mission, inspire us to be our best, and advocate for animals and their care throughout our community.

Turn your compassion into action and get involved!

You may also print and mail in the volunteer application.

  • PERSONAL INFORMATION

  • Date of Application
  • (Month/Day)
  • Are you age 16 or older?
  • Are you age 18 or older?
  • YOUTH INFORMATION

    (Necessary for Pet Partners youth program only)
  • (if different than adult)
  • (if different than adult)
  • (if different from adult)
  • (Month/Day)
  • Name of School Youth Attends.
  • Other Organizations Youth May Be Affiliated With.
  • EMERGENCY CONTACT

  • EDUCATION

  • (select years complete)
  • (select years complete)
  • (select years complete)
  • Name of School/College.
  • EMPLOYMENT

  • Are you presently employed?
  • If yes, state your work hours.
  • Please provide employer's name and address.
  • May we contact you at work?
  • Did your employer encourage you to seek community involvement?
  • Are you willing and able to post Cleveland APL event or other information at work?
  • Please list previous work experience (if applicable).
  • Please indicate previous encounters with the Cleveland Animal Protective League.
  • How did you hear about the Cleveland APL Volunteer Program?
  • Please choose the volunteer opportunities you would like to participate in:
  • How many hours are you available to volunteer?
  • Please choose the days/hours you would prefer:
  • Are you available regularly each week for work?
  • Are you volunteer to fulfill court-ordered community service requirements?
  • Are you volunteering to fulfill school community service requirements?
  • What do you hope to gain from your experience with the Cleveland APL?
  • Describe present and previous volunteer jobs.
  • Special skills, training, interests, or hobbies that you would like to share with us:
  • Please check the animals you are comfortable handling and working with.
  • List any other areas of interest not listed above and/or describe any special experience you may have:
  • Do you have any companion animals at home?
  • Did a current volunteer recommend you volunteer at the Cleveland APL?
  • If yes, please list his or her name so we may thank them:
  • TRANSPORTATION

    Many times, the Cleveland APL needs help transporting animals to and from special events. Please answer the following questions. Keep in mind your responses will be held in strictest confidence by the Cleveland Animal Protective League.
  • Do you have a valid Ohio driver's license?
  • Do you have your own transportation?
  • If yes, would you be willing to transport animals as a part of your volunteer work?
  • If yes, is the car you would be driving covered by liability insurance?
  • Have you ever pleaded guilty to a traffic violation?
  • Excluding traffic violations, have you ever been convicted of any criminal offence?
  • VOLUNTEER RELEASE (18 years or older)

    Please read the following statement, sign and date below:

    I give my permission to the Cleveland APL to verify the above information. I understand that this application does not guarantee acceptance to the Cleveland APL volunteer program.

    I, hereby agree to accept a position as a volunteer worker for the Cleveland Animal Protective League (herein after referred to as the "APL"), and in doing so, I agree to comply with all of the rules and regulations which may be established from time to time by the APL, and I understand that failure to do so may result in my immediate termination as a volunteer.

    I acknowledge that my services are provided strictly on a volunteer basis, without any pay or any kind, and without liability of any nature on behalf of the APL. All services will be performed at my own risk. I recognize that in handling animals and performing other volunteer tasks there exists a risk of injury, exposure to zoonotic diseases (i.e. ringworm, giardia, rabies, etc.), and physical harm caused by the animals. On behalf of myself, my heirs, personal representatives, and executors, I hereby release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless the APL, it's agents, servants, and employees from any and all claims, causes of action, or demands, of any nature or cause, including costs and attorney's fee incurred by the APL in connection with the same, based on damages or injuries which may be incurred or sustained by me in any way connected with my services for the APL, including but not limited to animal bites, accidents, or injuries.

    I acknowledge I have read and accept these conditions.

  • VOLUNTEER RELEASE (17 year and under)

    Please read the following statement, sign and date below:

    I give my permission to the Cleveland APL to verify the above information. I understand that this application does not guarantee acceptance to the Cleveland APL volunteer program. I, being the parent or legal guardian, hereby give my consent to allow my (son, daughter, ward) to perform volunteer services for the Cleveland Animal Protective League (herein after referred to as the "APL"). I fully understand and acknowledge that his/her services are to be performed subject to all the rules and regulations or the APL, that violations thereof shall be cause for immediate dismissal of all services, and that all services performed by my (don, daughter, ward) are strictly voluntary, without pay or compensation of any sort and without liability of any nature on behalf of the APL.

    I further acknowledge that all services are performed at his/her own risk. On behalf of myself, my (son, daughter, ward), my heirs, my personal representatives of administrators, I hereby release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless the APL, it's agents, servants, and employees from any and all claims, causes of action, or demands, or any nature or cause, including costs and attorney's fees incurred by the APL in connection with the same, based on damages or injuries which may be incurred or sustained by him/her in any way connected with his/her services for the APL, including but not limited to animal bites, zoonotic diseases (i.e. ringworm, giardia, rabies, etc.), accidents, or injuries. Please enter parent/guardian name, minor name and date below to acknowledge you have read and accept these conditions.

    I acknowledge I have read and accept these conditions.