Below is the text of our Volunteer application. You can copy this text and paste into an email or a word document, and then send it to us by email or postal service. Thank you.
Volunteer Application and Information
Useless Bay Sanctuary
P. O. Box 904
Seahurst, WA 98062
Name: Cell Phone:
Email Address: Home Phone:
City: State: Zip:
County: Snohomish ___________________ King:___________________ Pierce:__________
Approximate number of hours you can volunteer each month: _________________
When are you most available? M_____T_____W____TH_____F______ Weekends________
What volunteer roles interest you the most and would you be willing to do?
______First Responder ~ assisting in the search and recovery of a loose dog; camera /trap placement, baiting and checking traps.
______Fundraising ~ planning, coordinating, obtaining donations for necessary equipment or supplies.
______Social Media ~ posting on Craigslist, lost & Found sites, creating and maintaining Facebook pages for found dogs.
______Posters ~ creating and hanging found dog posters in the area where a dog is found, or running loose to generate sightings
______Transporters ~ taking dogs back home, to a foster, to a vet.
______Foster Long Term ~ a Foster Agreement form will need to be completed and home check scheduled.
______Emergency Foster 24 - 72 hours ~ a Foster Agreement form will need to be completed and home check scheduled.
Please tell us anything else about yourself that would help us match you to the most appropriate tasks.
Our mission is to help those stray dogs that may not fit with the tools and resources of traditional animal shelters and rescues. Once we capture a lost dog, we make every reasonable effort to find the original owner. If we can't find that original owner, we place dogs in new homes that have been screened, to give our dogs the best life possible.
In becoming a volunteer with Useless Bay Sanctuary, you agree to support our mission and represent Useless Bay Sanctuary in a professional manner; adhering to city and state laws. You also agree to adhere to the Code of Conduct. To hold harmless Useless Bay Sanctuary for any personal injury or property damage; resulting from participating in a Useless Bay Sanctuary activity, attempts to capture or handling a UBS dog.
Signature and Date:_______________________________________________________
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Useless Bay Sanctuary
Code of Conduct
This document outlines the code of conduct expected for all persons volunteering their services to Useless Bay Sanctuary, working under the direction of the Board of Directors. It covers expected behavior as a volunteer, in any forum, emailing, social media posts, and in person representation. Becoming a volunteer and signing the Volunteer Application / Information form acknowledges your agreement to adhere to the code of conduct.
Do what is in the best interest of the dog:
Above all our goal is to do what is in the best interest of the dog; abiding by state / county laws. To safely capture a loose dog and work to reunite it with its previous owner. If you become aware of a loose dog in need, a member of the board needs to be contacted before the dog can be considered a UBS dog. All medical care must be approved by a board member.
Often our communication is time sensitive and concerns the needs of a UBS dog. If you are asked to respond to a question or give advice it is expected that you do so in a timely manner. All emails, texts and calls you receive should be responded to.
UBS counts on the commitments made by the volunteers. If you volunteer for a project and are no longer able to or need help to complete the project, reach out and let us know as soon as possible. Often other volunteers are willing to help.
If you have an idea that you think will benefit the UBS dogs and help us meet our goals, don’t hesitate to suggest it for the board to consider. Some of the best ideas come from the volunteers.
You are working with others as a team so be considerate and mindful of how your actions and words affects your fellow team members and UBS as a whole.
Treat one another and members of the community with respect. We may not always agree, but disagreement is no excuse for poor behavior or manners.
When you have a disagreement with another volunteer, try to work it out directly with that person. Disagreements, debate and constructive criticism should be done in a respectful manner privately, via email, phone or in person and not in a public forum. If resolution cannot be found between two parties, then it needs to be brought to the attention of the board.
Leaving UBS as a Volunteer
When you are no longer able to volunteer your time and need to resign, we ask that you send an email so that we can update our records. Unfortunately at times, it will be necessary for UBS to ask a volunteer to leave their position because they are not following the Code of Conduct or representing Useless Bay Sanctuary in a professional manner. We hope that when volunteers leave they will still support our goal of doing what is in the best interest of the dog and not speak negatively about the organization or volunteers.
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