July 23, 2017
Sunshine Rescue Group Volunteer Application
Contact Information
Are you at least 18 years old? Yes    No    **Please note: volunteers must be 18yrs of age
Street Address
City, State, Zip
City, State, Zip
Ca ID/License
E - Mail Address *
Medical Insurance Provider
During which hours are you available to volunteer?
We are open  
Tuesdays - Fridays 11am - 4pm   Saturdays 12pm - 4pm   Sundays & Mondays - CLOSED 
  Tuesdays    Wednesdays    Thursdays    Fridays    Weekends   
  Seasonal (months available)
Are you volunteering for School or Community credit?    Yes    No   
Are you volunteering to fulfill a court - ordered community service program?    Yes    No    
Tell us in which areas you are interested in volunteering Welcoming the Public         
Animal Transport         
Cage Cleaning        
P/R & Marketing   
Adoption Counseling
Special Events
Wash/Dry Dishes or laundry
Web or Photography   
Foster Care
Set - up/take - down
Special Skills or Qualifications
Please tell us why you are interested in volunteering with Sunshine Rescue Group? 
Please explain any special skills you would like to contribute
Previous Volunteer Experience
Do you have any former experience in pet or animal welfare?    Yes    No   
If yes, list where and what you did
Other ways to Volunteer at Sunshine Rescue Group
Would you like to, or do you have any affiliates, or know of any that would like to donate to us?
  Monetary Donations     
Corporate Matching Program    
Sponsorship (of a specific animal) 
Use of equipment - photography /transportation 
Animal Experience
This section is designed to help us match your experience with volunteer needs. These are not requirements for volunteering with/at Sunshine Rescue Group.
Do you have pets that live with you in your home?    Yes    No   
How are you involved in their care?
Please check all that apply with regards to your pet ownership in the past:    Self    Parents    Never Owned  
What type of pets are you referring to in the question above?    Cats     Dogs    Other 
Have you had experience at a shelter/rescue or veterinarians office?    Yes    No   
Are you able to make a commitment of at least 3 months to your volunteer duties?    Yes    No   
What Sunshine Rescue Group asks of their Volunteers
Consistency - Our animals need this and so do we. If you can let us know what your desired volunteer schedule is we will try to accommodate this. We are asking for at least a 3 month commitment to a weekly scheduled shift.
Dedication - We certainly realize that rescue work can often be unglamorous, thankless and grueling. Please let the thankful eyes of our animals be a continual reminder of how important our work is. The truth of the matter is tha t without our dedicated volunteers working together as a team, most of these animals would literally not be alive!! We hope you’ll find your experience to be rewarding.
Reliability - We ask that you give us a minimum notice of two weeks if you have other planned obligations and will not be able to fulfill your volunteer duties. If something suddenly comes up and you are unable to complete your specific weekly assigned duties please call us ASAP. If you continuously do not complete your assigned duties/tasks, you may be asked to permanently leave that position and or permanently leave Sunshine Rescue Group if other major circumstances have developed that would jeopardize our relationship with Hayward Animal Shelter or PetSmart & affiliates.
Every volunteer must read our COMPLETE website at www.SunshineRescueGroup.com before volunteering. You are also encouraged to come to one of our Saturday events and be come familiar with our adoptable animals and our volunteer staff before you decided to fill out a volunteer form. This will give you a better idea of who we are, what we do, and how we can help .
Thank you so much for volunteering with Sunshine Rescue Group. We are thrilled to have you on board!
Agreement and Signature
Volunteer Agreement and Release
am requesting a volunteer position within Sunshine Rescue Group . I agree to read an d follow the rules and guidelin es of the organization. I agree to not hold any director, employee, board member, or any individual personally or otherwise responsible in the event that I sustain personal, physical, financial, emotional, or property loss/da mage while serving the organization. I agree to follow the supervision of all persons involved in volunteer management. I understand that as a volunteer I am an important representative of Sunshine Rescue Group and must do my best to represent SRG in a ma nner that is consistent with its art icles, by - laws, guidelines, and PetSmart’s code of conduct . I have read and understand the volunteer release and agree to adhere to its entirety .
Name (printed)
Person to Notify in Case of Emergency
Phone Number
Our Policy

It is the policy of this organization to provide equal opportunities without regard to race, color, gender, age, sexual preference, religion, national origin, or disability. We are a 501(c)(3) establishment and all of our members are aware they are/will be volunteering for a non-profit organization. Solicitations for any other group/rescue/organization that would hinder SRG in any way are prohibited. All volunteers are aware that we have partnerships with Hayward Animal Shelter, PetSmart, PetSmart Charities, PetSmart Charities Canada and do not have any contentions with these establishments.

Thank you for completing this application form and for your interest in volunteering with us