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Volunteering at House of Dreams

If you have applied to volunteer with us in the past, and didn't hear back, then please read this: House of Dreams Volunteer Apology. 

Nothing says "I love cats" more than donated time and energy.
We need volunteers for the following: 

House of Dreams Volunteer Requirements

 If your interests and schedule match current openings, a House of Dreams volunteer coordinator will get back to you as soon as possible; this may take as long as a week. You will then be invited to attend a Volunteer Orientation, typically held on one weekday and one weekend day per month.

House of Dreams Volunteer Application

Contact Information (All fields must be filled in)

Email: Use the format of aaa@bbb.ddd
Street Address:
Home Phone:
Work Phone:
Cell Phone:

Availability (Check all that apply)

Weekday Mornings

Weekend Mornings

Weekday Afternoons

Weekend Afternoons

Date Available: (Required)

Interests (Check all that apply)

    Tell us which areas you are interested in volunteering:

Cleaning (Especially Needed)
Socialization (Waiting List)
Volunteer Coordination
Community Outreach/Events
Fund Raising/Publicity
Event Coordinator
Not Used

Special Skills, Qualifications, or other Volunteering you wish to do.

Summarize special skills and qualifications that you have acquired from employment, previous volunteer activities, and other sports and activities. (n/a if none).  Also include any volunteer activities you would like to do that aren't listed

Previous Volunteer Experience/Interest in House of Dreams

Please summarize your previous volunteer experience. We'd also love to know why you want to volunteer at the House of Dreams shelter--what attracts you to our shelter? (n/a if none)

How did you hear about us?

Person to Notify in Case of Emergency (All fields must be filled in)

Email (Use the format of aaa@bbb.ccc):
Street Address:
City ST Zip
Home Phone:
Work Phone:
Cell Phone:

Volunteer Code of Conduct and Acceptable Use Policies

Volunteers are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and treat others with respect, fairness, and dignity. House of Dreams does not tolerate harassment or discrimination, including behavior, comments, jokes, slurs, e-mail messages, pictures, phone calls, text messages, or other conduct that contributes to an intimidating or offensive environment. Volunteers must comply with applicable federal, state, and local statutes prohibiting discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, disability, national origin, ancestry, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other non-job-related factor.

Unacceptable uses of the House of Dreams email list

The follow activities violate the acceptable use policies of the House of Dreams email list, and are grounds for immediate dismissal from the shelter:

  • Sending unsolicited email messages, including the sending of "junk mail" or other advertising material to individuals who did not specifically request such material (e-mail spam).

  • Any form of harassment, whether through language, frequency, or size of messages. 

  • Sharing the e-mail list with individuals and/or businesses that are not part of the House of Dreams community without express written permission of the House of Dreams Board of Directors and all House of Dreams members.

Unacceptable uses of electronic media

  • The following activities violate the acceptable use policies of the House of Dreams regarding electronic media, and are grounds for immediate dismissal from the shelter: Sharing personal information about House of Dreams volunteers via e-mail, Facebook, blogs, twitter, or other social media without express written permission of said volunteers.

Agreement and Form Submission

By submitting this application, I affirm that the facts set forth in it are true and complete. I understand that if I am accepted as a volunteer, any false statements, omissions, or other misrepresentations made by me on this application may result in my immediate dismissal. By pressing the submit button, I confirm that I have read and agree to the Conduct and Acceptable Use policies stated above.

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