Memphis Pets Alive!



Our organization could not exist without volunteers.  As a private, nonprofit organization, we rely on the assistance of caring and hard-working volunteers in all of our programs. From attending Wag Along Tuesday to dog washes to simply spreading the word about the mission of Memphis Pets Alive! there is a volunteer opportunity for everyone! Volunteers who work directly with the animals can increase an animal’s chances of adoption by providing additional human contact.  Volunteers also help us inform the community of the aims and objectives of MPA! and promote responsible pet ownership. The future of MPA! lies largely with its volunteers. We are all working for the animals.

Volunteers are required to:

  • submit an application (below), which includes signing a Volunteer Agreement and a Release and Waiver of Liability form

  • commit to a minimum of 8 hours of volunteer work per month

  • attend an orientation session

  • be supervised at all times by a parent or guardian if age 13-17 (under 13 not permitted)

  • attend additional training sessions as required by MPA!

  • treat animals in our care with kindness and concern for their welfare

  • represent themselves and MPA! in a professional manner and treat clients with respect

Name *
Phone *
Birth Date *
Birth Date
Emergency Contact *
Emergency Contact
Emergency Contact Phone *
Emergency Contact Phone
How did you hear about us? *
What is your experience with animals? *
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Volunteer Agreement
In consideration of this opportunity to volunteer for Memphis Pets Alive! ("MPA!"), I agree to the following terms and conditions 1. I will abide by the mission, rules, regulations, policies and programs of MPA! while I am a volunteer. 2. I agree to volunteer a minimum of 2 hours per month for MPA!. 3. I agree to be supervised by an MPA! Manager or designee and will work as a team member with all volunteers. 4. I will treat all animals, other volunteers, and the general public with dignity and respect. 5. If I will be sheltering or providing foster care or boarding for any of the MPA! animals in my home, I consent to an MPA! representative visiting my home from time to time to observe the animals and their living quarters. 6. I have accurately and truthfully completed this Volunteer Application and Agreement. 7. I understand that MPA volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.
Name *
Typing my name in this space indicates my agreement to abide by the terms described in the "Volunteer Agreement"
Volunteer Release and Waiver
I understand and agree that as a volunteer for Memphis Pets Alive! (herein after referred to as "MPA!"), I assume all risks of loss or injury, including death to myself or damage to my property while on the property of MPA! and elsewhere, while participating in the volunteer program. I understand and agree that all services performed by me will be performed on a strictly voluntary basis, and that I will receive no remuneration, pay or compensation of any kind. I understand and agree that I will not be an employee of MPA! and will not receive any benefits from MPA!. I understand and agree that MPA! shall incur no liability of any nature as result of my volunteering for MPA!. I understand that in handling animals and performing other volunteer tasks there is a risk of injury, including physical harm or death, and that all services performed by me will be done at my own risk. I understand MPA! strongly recommends that I keep current my tetanus immunization. I further understand that MPA! recommends that any dogs and cats that I live with should be immunized by my veterinarian, if not already done so. Therefore, on behalf of myself, my heirs and personal representatives, I hereby release, discharge and indemnify and hold harmless MPA! and its assigns, successors, agents, staff, officers, board of directors, employees, contractors and representatives from any and all claims, causes of action or demands of any nature of cause whatsoever, including costs and legal fees arising out of, or relating to, my volunteering with MPA!, including, but not limited to, animal bites, disease, accidents, property damage, or injuries.
Typing my name in this space indicates my agreement to abide by the terms described in the "Volunteer Release and Waiver".

"Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart" -Elizabeth Andrew