West Sound Wildlife Shelter
Volunteer Application
First Name:
Last Name:
Primary Phone:
Secondary Phone:
Email Address (required):
Emergency Contact:
Highest Level of Education:
Have you ever volunteered with West Sound Wildlife Shelter in the past?

If so, please list the dates (approximately).
Have you ever volunteered with other animal care organizations in the past?

If yes, please list the organization(s) and the dates.
Are you wanting to volunteer at the Shelter to fulfill a community service obligation?

If yes, please provide the name, phone number, and email address of your case worker.
Any medical conditions or physical limitations that we should be aware of relevant to wildlife care care (e.g., allergies, medications with adverse side effects; can’t lift more than 'x' pounds; can’t stand for long periods; etc.):
History of nausea or fainting around blood, strong odors or dissecting animals:
The Shelter is operational 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Although we are not open on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day, volunteers are needed EVERY day,including all holidays.

In the spring, summer, and early fall (March 15 - October 15) the Shelter is open from 9 am - 5 pm EVERY day. The standard shifts are 9 am - 1 pm and 1 pm - 5 pm*.

In late fall and winter the Shelter is open from 9 am - 3 pm, with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day. The standard shifts are 9 am – 1 pm, and 11 am – 3 pm*.

(*NOTE: During times of high patient load, the Shelter may request volunteers to stay longer if possible to ensure care is completed for every patient. This is not a requirement.)

Overlapping shifts (e.g., 10 am – 2 pm) may be permitted depending on need, and with prior permission from Shelter staff.

A current tetanus vaccination is strongly recommended but not required.
Wildlife stewards are asked to commit to one, and the same, 4–hour shift each week to ensure consistency of care. You may commit to more than one shift, but no more than three per week.
What days of the week and hours would you like to volunteer?
Experience with animals (both domestic and wildlife - if none, state None):
List any completed classes or training related to animal care (college courses, IWRC seminars, Audubon workshops, etc.):
If you are a member of any animal welfare, wildlife, or environmental organizations, please list them:
Why do you want to volunteer with West Sound Wildlife Shelter?
Please check the following skills and abilities you already have and would like to help with:
Where did you hear about West Sound Wildlife Shelter? (Check all that apply)
Questions? Please call us at (206) 855.9057
Please submit only once. If you have problems submitting the form, please email us at volunteers@westsoundwildlife.org.

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