Black Dog Rescue Volunteer Application

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Black Dog Rescue (BDR). We operate solely by volunteers and the donation of their time and services. Any assistance you may be able to provide will be greatly appreciated by our organization and by the dogs we rescue. The following application is to screen volunteers as to their knowledge and experience. All information will be expressly used for this purpose. By completing this form, BDR gathers pertinent information regarding your experience level and what activities may interest you. Please take a moment and fill this out so we can learn more about you! Please fill out the entire application to the best of your ability. The BDR Volunteer Co-ordinator will contact you as soon as possible. Any unanswered questions will be discussed then.


By submitting this form I hereby agree to abide by the following policies during the time I am volunteering for BDR:

  1. I understand it is my decision to volunteer for BDR and I will not hold BDR, nor any of its members, liable for any damage, injury or harm caused directly or indirectly through my volunteer activities with BDR.
  2. I will remember that in all my dealings with the public as a volunteer, I am representing BDR, and that the public will consider my words and actions regarding rescue activities representative of the attitude and position of BDR as an organization. If I enter into activities of a political or controversial nature, I am doing so as an individual, separate from BDR and these activities should not occur at any BDR event.
  3. I understand that volunteering may also include assisting with BDR dogs. I understand that BDR is not responsible for any illness or injury caused by an animals that I come into contact during my volunteer work. I agree to hold harmless and release from liability BDR should I become sick or injured from any animals as a result of my volunteer work.  
  4. I understand that as an individual, I cannot enter into agreements for the organization; any such activity will be forwarded to the Board of Directors.
  5. I understand that I must have prior approval from an officer of the Board of Directors, as well as the necessary documentation and receipts in order to be reimbursed for expenses.
  6. I will always remember that I represent a non-profit organization and cannot profit from any activity related to the organization.
  7. I understand that BDR cannot guarantee or be held responsible for the health, behavior or temperament of any rescue dog I may handle.
  8. I attest that the statements and information in this Volunteer Application are accurate to the best of my knowledge. I understand by signing below I agree to the policies as set forth in the BDR Volunteer Application.

As we are a GTA based rescue, we are happy to accept volunteers in southern Ontario only.

Personal details
Name *
Address *
Phone *
Tell us more about you
Do you currently have pets *
What type of volunteer work are you interested in? *
Check all that apply, select all if no preference. Please note that foster care has a different application, and can be found in "How you can help".
Do you agree to the waiver conditions *
By submitting this application, I affirm that I am over 18 years of age and what I have submitted is true and complete to the best of my knowledge. I also understand and agree to the policies outlines in this document by Black Dog Rescue.