ASPCA Volunteer Database - Administration

ASPCA Volunteer Application

Please note that the application will be open from Tuesday September 4th through Monday September 10th and that priority will be given to those applicants who best meet our needs at this time. Please peruse the information about our program at and then answer the questions below thoroughly to assist us in our application review. We usually receive over 500 applications, so please be patient as we review each one thoroughly. You will receive a reply regarding the status of your application by the end of the month. If you are accepted into the volunteer program, you will be given the opportunity to choose an orientation date in October, November or December. Applicants should know that all volunteers are expected to commit to at least six months of volunteering and a minimum of 8 hours per month. We are not able to accommodate short-term volunteers or group activities. Please note that although the application is compatible with most phone systems, we recommend using a computer to fill it out. Thank you.

* Required field
* Please confirm that you are 16 years of age or older.
* Please confirm that you're willing to commute to our Adoption Center at 424 East 92nd St., Manhattan

If you are not in this geographic area, you can find an animal shelter (not related to the ASPCA) by clicking HERE.

* First Name
* Last Name
* Email

At least one phone number is required.
Cell Phone
Home Phone
Day Phone
Day Phone Ext.

* Address 1
Address 2
* City
* State
* Zip Code
* Date of Birth
* Gender
* Employer/School
* Occupation/Major
Emergency Contact
* Emergency Contact Name
* Emergency Contact Relationship

At least one phone number is required.
Emergency Contact Cell Phone
Emergency Contact Home Phone
Emergency Contact Day Phone
Emergency Contact Day Phone Ext.
When are you typically available to volunteer?(Check all that apply)
Notes about schedule
How many hours per month would you be able to fit into your schedule in a typical month?(Please note that we ask for a minimum of 8 hours per month)
* Do you have any allergies or condition that might affect your volunteer work at the ASPCA?
Yes No
Please explain
* Are you volunteering to fulfill community service hours?
Please note that the ASPCA does not accept volunteers needing to fulfill court-appointed community service requirements.
Yes - School Community Service
Please note, policies for volunteers in the Student Service Learning program include:
• Volunteers must be 16 years of age or older at the time of the orientation.
• Volunteers must commit to a regular schedule for administrative duties, with a minimum of two hours per week on weekdays, for six months after attending orientation.
• Students under 18 must understand that they can only help with administrative duties (as above) and cat socialization (upon completion of training, for additional hours as desired, but not to exceed weekly administrative hours). Students under 18 will not be eligible to volunteer with dogs or to volunteer at off-site events.
• Students must be mature, dependable, ambitious, able to follow instructions and able to work independently on assigned tasks.
• Students who are unreliable or have a negative attitude, careless work ethic or inability to follow instructions will be terminated from the program.

Please describe why you want to be an administrative volunteer in the Student Service Learning program at the ASPCA, what you are seeking to gain from the experience, and what you have to offer to the program. Please don't just use adjectives; rather, describe your strengths, experiences and goals.
* How many hours are required?
Agency or School Contact Name
Contact Email
Contact Phone Number
By what date?
After reviewing the requirements for each volunteer opportunity at, please select the volunteer opportunities that interest you and explain why you would be a good fit for EACH selection you make.

*Please note that volunteer Adoption Counselors work primarily with cats and people and must be 21 years or older. If you are choosing 'Adoption Counselor,' in the section below you must describe your experience with cats and working with people.*

*Helping Hands volunteers must be comfortable with both cats and dogs.*

What volunteer position(s) interest you the most?
Please explain why you feel you are a good fit for EACH role you checked. Please note that some of these positions are advanced positions and volunteers need to put time in with basic cat and/or dog volunteering first.
In order for us to get a better idea of your background and skills, please answer the following questions.

Fluency in other languages
Please check those areas below with which you have experiences:
Please describe in detail any experience you have with dogs or cats besides owning your own (anything you checked yes for, above).
What customer service experience do you have?
Please describe any other special skills or hobbies that you feel might benefit the work we do at the ASPCA.
You may be asked to sign an authorization for the ASPCA to fully investigate your suitability for volunteering (depending on the volunteer role and activities) through a comprehensive background check, which may include, among other items, obtaining reports from consumer reporting agencies and a full criminal history check. Please indicate whether you are willing to review and sign such an authorization (you will be provided with a legally compliant authorization for your review and signature prior to a background check being conducted)
* Agree to background check
Yes No
I understand that I am applying for a volunteer role at the ASPCA, and that this is not an application for, nor a contract of, paid employment. I hereby affirm that my answers to the foregoing questions are true and correct and that I have not knowingly withheld any fact or circumstances which would, if disclosed, affect my volunteer application unfavorably. I understand that any statements, representations or failure to disclose pertinent information will be considered sufficient cause for disqualification from consideration for volunteer service. I also understand that I am required to abide by all rules and regulations of the ASPCA. Please confirm your understanding and agreement by typing and signing your name below.
* SignatureUsing a computer, use your mouse or trackpad to draw your signature here. If you are on a phone or tablet, use your finger to draw your signature.
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