Application process to volunteer

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Registered: 09-10-2012
Application process to volunteer
Tue, 03-05-2013 - 8:32am

I am totally surprised at the application process to be a volunteer. I went and picked up an application for the Animal Shelter and a hospital and I can't believe the process involved to volunteer. It is like applying for a paid job. I don't really get why it seems so complicated to VOLUNTEER!

Avatar for cmkarla
Registered: 01-03-2001
Wed, 03-06-2013 - 12:34pm

Hi Jayne,

Volunteers are representatives of a company or business so most places that have volunteers want to make sure that they are a good fit or match and are going to represent them well. I'm sure that places like the hospital  or animal shelter want to make sure that they aren't inviting nutcases into their facilities to do who knows what. ;-)

I think it is great that you are applying to volunteer and will be waiting to hear which place you have decided on.


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Registered: 06-15-2002
Thu, 03-21-2013 - 3:38pm

That surprises me, too. I volunteer for quite a few places, but am in a small town where "everybody knows my name"  :)  I guess that's why I don't have to fill out a  lot forms.

I guess they can't be too careful these days. A lot of crazies out there, unfortunately!