Volunteering with TDFA
Please come join us! However, due to the specialized nature of our program, TDFA is very selective in the acceptance of its volunteer base. The rehabilitation and training of the dogs under our care is a masters class in dog handling skills.
1.What is a TDFA Volunteer?
A volunteer is any person that has successfully completed the application and acceptance process. A volunteer provides time and or resources without compensation except for reimbursement provided by the organization when previously approved in writing by the TDFA President.
1.How do I Apply?
In order to start volunteering with TDFA, you must fill out the online application (click here to apply). You must do so prior to performing volunteer work on behalf of the organization. You must sign the Volunteer Waiver & Release. The TDFA President may conduct an interview with you to better understand your experience and interests in the organization. The application will be reviewed by the TDFA President and if approved, you will be released to commence your volunteer work.
1.Are there any Age Requirements?
Yes. You must be at least 16 years of age. If you are a minor between the ages of 16 and 18, your parent or legal guardian must also sign your application and your waiver. As a minor between the ages of 16 and 18, your volunteer activity must at all times be supervised by the TDFA President or his designee.
Each volunteer is subject to an interview by the TDFA President.
1.Right of Dismissal
TDFA volunteers are the face of the organization. Your acts and demeanor reflect upon the organization. Accordingly, TDFA reserves the right to discharge any volunteer, without prior notice, for good cause, or bad cause, or no cause at all if in the sole opinion of the TDFA President, the volunteer has not acted in a manner that is consistent with the specific purposes and objectives of the rescue or has demonstrated behavior that is unbecoming of an animal welfare organization. All volunteer activity is therefore presumed to be “at will”.