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Small Animal Volunteer

    Small Animal Volunteer Application Form

    Program Requirements

    1. Applicants for this program are required to be 18 years of age
    2. This program does not count toward community service hours.
    3. Applicants must be able to commit to one shift weekly for a minimum of 6 months
    4. Regular internet access and communication via e-mail is necessary.
    5. Applicants must attend and pass our Small Animal orientation prior to commencing volunteering.
    6. E-mail is the primary means for communication. Please check your inbox and junk mailbox for your upcoming orientation e-mail.
    7. Bonus - We would love it if you could commit to attending at least 1 of our fundraising events per year.

    About You

    Do you have any physical limitations?

    Do you have any allergies?

    When was the last time you visited our shelter?

    Have you ever attended one of our Volunteer Orientations?

    Do you know any LCHS Staff members or volunteers?

    Your Pets

    Are there any pets in your household?

    Do you take your pets to see a Veterinarian Regularly?

    Are your pets up-to-date with their vaccinations?

    Do we have permission to discuss with your Veterinarian any questions or concerns we have regarding your pets?

    Past Experience and General Information

    Have you ever had any positive or negative dealings with LCHS or any other SPCA?

    Are you affiliated with any other animal rescue groups?

    Do you have any experience in giving medications to small animals?

    Are you available to volunteer on Holidays?

    What type of small animal volunteering are you interested in?

    Please provide a name and phone number of 2 personal references who can comment on your suitability for volunteering with us

    Please list 2 emergency contact numbers for yourself


    You must read theSmall Animal Care Training handout in full even if you have owned small animals before

    I agree to do this and will follow all instructions for feeding, housing, cleaning and handling

    I agree not to let any of the small animals at LCHS come into direct nose-to-nose contact with any animal they do not share a cage with

    I will take extra precaution to avoid spreading the bordatella virus from rabbits, dogs or cats to guinea pigs at LCHS (bordatella is naturally carried by dogs, cats, and rabbits so those animals must not be within nose-contact or sneezing distance of guinea pigs). I will always wash/sanitize hands before touching a guinea pig or his cage accessories

    Please Note: if you are no longer interested in volunteering or you have any questions, please email our coordinator at

    The LCHS appreciates the interest of our applicants, we recognize that your time is valuable and we thank you and appreciate that you are considering giving that time to help animals at the Lincoln County Humane Society!

    I acknowledge the above information is correct and volunteering is conducted at my own risk, including transmission of viruses or diseases to my own pets. I signify that all of the information contained herein is true and understand that any false information will result in immediate application denial. The LCHS reserves the right to refuse any applicant.