TAILS FOUNDATION, INC.
In signing this application, I understand and agree to the following statements:
I authorize TAILS Foundation Inc (hereinafter “TFI”) to seek emergency medical treatment for me in case of accident, injury or illness. I agree to allow TAILS to contact the emergency contact on this application.
I agree to abide by the department policies and procedures presented to me during volunteer training and as updated thereafter.
I have read, agree and will abide by the volunteer policies and procedures provided to me by the TAILS Foundation Inc. I understand that constant direct supervision is not always available to volunteers.
I agree to be supervised by the Director of Operations or designee and will take ideas, constructive comments, suggestions and criticisms directly to the Director of Operations or other supervisor assigned by TAILS.
If communication problems develop between employees or other volunteers and me, as soon as possible I will report these to the Director of Operations.
I will direct all “media” requests to the Director of Operations of TAILS. The term “media” includes all television, radio or print reporters, producers, photojournalists or print media, and/or anyone else associated with these mediums.
I agree to allow TAILS to use any photographs taken of me on TAILS property or at a special event for public relation purposes.
I agree not to provide information to (or about) former owners of animals, adopters of animals, donors, employees or volunteers to anyone unless my supervisor has approved divulging such information.
I agree to make a volunteer commitment of at least six months. I understand that the number of hours I volunteer may vary, depending upon which program(s) I am volunteering in.
I understand that my volunteer assignment may be terminated at any time at the discretion of the Director of Operations or my supervisor.
Volunteers who fail to comply with safety rules will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination.
I understand that because I may handle animals it is important to discuss the animal related vaccinations, including tetanus, with my physician. I understand that whatever decision I make regarding a tetanus vaccination is at my own risk and release TAILS from all responsibility that may occur if I am not vaccinated.
I will not possess, use, sell or be under the influence of drugs or alcohol while on TAILS property, premises or while volunteering at TAILS functions unless specific circumstances occur that are sanctioned by the Board of Directors of TAILS or their designee.
As a condition of being accepted as a volunteer with TAILS Foundation Inc, I agree to maintain a high degree of ethical standards and be law abiding in all respects. I further acknowledge and agree to a background check to determine my driving record and any criminal proceedings against me (when applicable). Should any unethical or illegal behavior be discovered, this could jeopardize my position as a volunteer.
I am offering my time and services to TAILS purely as a volunteer and without any expectation of payment of any kind. I understand I will not be compensated for such services in any way. I hereby waive any claim for wages for time and services volunteered by me.