Friends of the Shelter Dogs
Volunteer Application/Release
Are you 18 or older? (if yes, please provide copy of valid ID- please note that dog walkers at the shelter and dog handlers at events must be at least 18 years of age*) *

Volunteer Interests

1. What activities/services are you interested in? (mark all that apply) *
Do you have any physical/health issues that may impact the capacity in which you can assist FOSD? *

I understand that by agreeing to volunteer for Friend of the Shelter Dogs (FOSD) that my duties may involve me

interacting with animal(s). I hereby, for my heirs, my personal representatives, my family and myself represent and

warrant as follows:

I. I am fully aware of the risks that the type of animal(s) I may interact with pose, and I have elected to interact

with the animal(s) voluntarily. I knowingly assume all risks that exposure to animals may pose, including, but

not limited to, serious bodily injury and/or death.

II. I agree to assume all responsibility, liability, and risk arising out of engaging or participating in rescue,

adoption, and other activities while volunteering for FOSD and to hold its board members, staff, or other

volunteers or representatives not legally liable for any injury to person or property arising for any reason

whatsoever and assume all personal liability.

III. I understand that I am NOT covered under workers' compensation and also must provide my own insurance,

including medical and auto, for injuries or damage sustained while providing services for FOSD.

Note: If you work with the dogs at the Athens County Dog Shelter (ACDS), it is your responsibility to

complete and submit any forms required by the ACDS.

IV. I will allow FOSD to use my name, image, voice, words, or likeness in photo(s), video, or written text in

educational and promotional material. I waive any rights of privacy and/or publicity I may have in connection


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