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    Mountain View Humane is very fortunate to have many committed volunteers, without whom we would not be able to fulfill the mission of Mountain View Humane to end pet overpopulation in Southwest Virginia and Southern West Virginia by providing affordable, high-quality spay and neuter services to the general public, while providing education on the benefits of aggressive spay and neuter programs. We look forward to your help.

    Due to unknown vaccination history of the animals in our care, volunteers must be 18 years of age to volunteer at Mountain View Humane.

    Steps to Becoming a Volunteer with for Mountain View Humane

    1. Complete and return your Volunteer Application
    2. Schedule and attend all training classes as required for specific activities.
    3. Commit to a minimum of 4 hours a month for at least 6 months.
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    What lead you to consider volunteering with the Mountain View Humane? (If through an organization, please indicate the organization, number of hours, contact person and phone number of agency.)
    Have you volunteered at any other animal welfare agency in the past?
    If yes, where did you volunteer and what did you do for that organization?
    Have you had any formal training in animal handling/training, animal welfare or veterinary clinic setting?
    If yes, explain:
    What are your expectations of volunteering at Mountain View Humane?
    Briefly describe your history of pet ownership and experience with pets. List all animals currently in your home.

    Are your pets spayed/neutered?
    Are they current on their vaccines?
    Volunteering at the Mountain View Humane may involve contact with the public. Please list some of your experiences:
    Do you have any experiences or special skills that you are willing to share?
    Mountain View Humane is always looking for office professionals to volunteer their time as office associates. What office experience would you be willing to share with us?
    Do you have any limitations or disabilities that might hinder you from participation in some activities (such as heart conditions, back injury, allergies, etc.)?
    Please indicate the amount of time per month you can volunteer at Mountain View Humane. You can change your time commitment as we are flexible; however, we would prefer a minimum of 4 hours monthly on a yearly basis.
    What days?
    11:00 AM - 1:30 PM1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    What days are you available for clinic assistance?


    What days are you available for event assistance?


    I certify that I have never been convicted of a felony; charged with or convicted of domestic abuse or neglect; charged with or convicted of animal cruelty, neglect or abandonment; or subject to a civil proceeding to terminate ownership rights in a dog, cat or other companion animal.

    Zoonotic diseases are those that can be passed from other species to humans. Examples are ringworm, tapeworm, roundworms and rabies. We impress upon all volunteers that safe handling techniques and hygiene are important elements of protecting ourselves from these diseases. Washing hands after handling any animal is critical. Please understand that many of the animals arriving at the clinic have had no previous veterinary care and may expose you to disease. While the occurrence of disease transmission is rare, please understand that Mountain View Humane cannot assume financial, medical, or veterinary responsibility for any transmissions that may occur to yourself, your family or companion animals.

    Anyone who is pregnant or may become pregnant or has a compromised immune system should consult their physician before volunteering with the Mountain View Humane.

    Please sign below acknowledging you have read and understand the possible risks of volunteering with Mountain View Humane.


    Mountain View Humane Volunteer Release Form

    In anticipation that you will be accepted as a volunteer with Mountain View Humane, please read and sign the below agreement.

    I agree to accept a position as a volunteer for Mountain View Humane. I agree to comply with all of the policies, rules, and regulations including any which may be established from time to time by Mountain View Humane. 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 compensation of any kind, and without any liability of any nature on behalf of Mountain View Humane, all services to be performed by me at my own risk.

    I recognize when working with animals and performing other volunteer tasks, there exists a risk of injury including physical harm caused by animals. I understand that because I may handle animals, it is important for me to speak with my physician about the tetanus and rabies pre-exposure vaccinations. On behalf of myself, my heirs, personal representatives, and executers, I release, discharge, indemnify, and hold harmless Mountain View Humane, its agents, servants, and employees for any and all claims, causes of action, or demands, of any nature or cause, including costs and attorney’s fees incurred by Mountain View Humane 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 Mountain View Humane, including, but not limited to, animal bites, accidents, or injuries.

    I grant permission to use any photograph or video for promotional use, knowing it will be done in good taste.