Volunteer Application Please fill out this form as completely as possible. Thank you very much for your interest. Contact InformationName(Required) First Last Address(Required) Street Address Address Line 2 City AlabamaAlaskaAmerican SamoaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareDistrict of ColumbiaFloridaGeorgiaGuamHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaNorthern Mariana IslandsOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaPuerto RicoRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahU.S. Virgin IslandsVermontVirginiaWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyomingArmed Forces AmericasArmed Forces EuropeArmed Forces Pacific State ZIP Code Telephone(Required)Email(Required) Are you over 18?(Required) Yes No Please enter your age and the full name of the parent or legal guardian Do you currently have any pets at home?(Required) Yes No Please describe all pets including these details: cat/dog/other, male/female, fixed/not-fixed, lives inside/outside/both, approx. ages.How would you like to help?Please select all the opportunities you’d like to explore.Cat Care Socialize cats Basic grooming (brushing, clipping nails, etc) Launder towels and bedding Give out information about our adoption process and volunteer opportunities Clean cages, cat dishes, and litter boxes; provide food/water Administer medications Adoption Events Set up & breakdown tables and cages Greet potential adopters Review adoption questionnaires Advise and educate the public Solicit donations and recruit volunteers Administer events and process adoptions FosteringOur cats typically rotate between living in one of our retail adoption centers and a loving foster home environment until adopted Standard cat/kitten foster Temporary medical foster Rehabilitate/socialize semi-feral kittens Fostering kittens who need bottle feeding Emergency foster (less than 1 week) Long-term hospice care Foster a mom and newborn kittens Transportation (between foster homes, the shelter, adoption centers/events, spay/neuter clinics, veterinarian offices, etc.)Must have a valid driver license. Friendly cats in carriers Supplies to community fosters and residents Feral/community cats in traps Other TNR (Trap / Neuter / Return) Set up traps and stay with them Collect and clean traps Take care of cats in traps Track trap loans and waiting lists Educate the public Administration Customer service Research Record keeping Grant writing Community outreach Data entry Accounting Review adoption questionnaires Marketing Graphic design Create/update adoption profiles Utilize social media outlets Organize & run fundraising events Write/send e-newsletters Photograph cats/events Website updates Print & collate adoption packets Write/submit press releases In which locations would you prefer to volunteer?Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult in the shelter and our adoption centers. Trenton Animal Shelter – Trenton, NJ Tiny Kitten House – Lawrenceville, NJ PetSmart – Fairless Hills, PA Bag of Bones Barkery – Hamilton, NJ (adoption events only) The Healthy Animal – Robbinsville, NJ (adoption events only) Petco – Hamilton, NJ (adoption events only) Generally speaking, when are you available? Days Nights Weekends Please list any special skills or training you'd like to use to help Trenton Cats Rescue:ReferencesPlease do not list other household members. (Examples of references are: neighbor, employer, co-worker, friend)Name and relationship of Reference 1(Required) Phone of Reference 1(Required)Name and relationship of Reference 2(Required) Phone of Reference 2(Required)What is the name, address and phone number of your current (or most recent) veterinarian?Waiver – Initials – DateRelease of Liability and Waiver(Required)By initialing below, you certify the following: 1. I understand that because I may handle and/or come in contact with animals, it is important to discuss being vaccinated against tetanus with my physician. I release Trenton Cats Rescue, from all responsibility that may occur because of my not pursuing this matter further and I understand whatever decision I make is at my own risk. I have read, understand and agree to the above tetanus information. 2. I acknowledge and understand that as a volunteer of Trenton Cats Rescue, I am not covered by workers’ compensation or any other insurance policy through Trenton Cats Rescue for any damages or injuries I may sustain during volunteer activities. I understand that I am responsible for obtaining health insurance coverage through an independent health insurance company. 3. I fully understand that as a part of my volunteer work for Trenton Cats Rescue, I will come into contact with animals either by directly handling them, fostering or through assisting in their care and adoption. Further, I understand that working with animals carries a risk of injury, and that it is possible that I may be bitten, scratched, and/or otherwise injured. 4. I fully understand that as a volunteer and/or foster home for Trenton Cats Rescue, my family may come in contact with animals at Trenton Cats Rescue events, and I and my family and/or guests may come into contact with animals in my home if I am fostering an animal. I understand that working with animals carries a risk of injury, and it is possible that my family and/or guests may be bitten, scratched and/or otherwise injured. 5. The information contained within this application is accurate and not misleading in any way. 6. Trenton Cats Rescue may contact individuals listed on this form. My signature to this volunteer liability release attests to my intent to hold harmless and release from all liability Trenton Cats Rescue or any of its past, present or future Officers, agents, volunteers, employees or assigns, from all acts which are related to the normal performance of required and implied duties. My signature, whether original, by fax or any other electronic means, is valid as if it were an original signature. I agreePlease initial(Required)NOTE: If applicant is under 18, a parent or guardian must initial below. We can not accept cat care team volunteers under 14 due to safety concerns. Date(Required) MM slash DD slash YYYY EmailThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.