VOLUNTEER APPLICATION​​

Golden Opportunities for Independence improves the quality of life for people with disabilities and you can help!  We have needs for puppy raising, fundraising, therapy dog visits and more.  We would love to hear about your strengths that may help us accomplish our goals.

GOFI breeds and raises their own dogs to become service dogs, therapy dogs or facility dogs.  In doing so we have an immense need for help from our community.  With your help, individuals with disabilities can achieve greater independence.   Consider joining our team.  Fill out the application below and get started on your way to one of the greatest senses of accomplishment possible.  Apply today!

Applicant Name:
Email
Emergency Contact:
Primary phone number:
Best method to reach you:
Emergency Contact Phone:
Birthday:
Describe any professional or personal experience you have that may be relevant to volunteer work with dogs or people:
Do you have any medical conditions that may affect your ability as a GOFI volunteer?
If you answered YES to having a medical condition, please describe:
Are you licensed to drive an automobile?
Please tell us why you would like to become a GOFI volunteer:
Please list areas that you are interested in volunteering:
Please enter name and contact information for at least one professional or personal (non-family) reference for us to contact:
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Please read the following carefully before submitting this application:

I understand that this is an application for and not a promise of a volunteer opportunity. If appointed as a volunteer, I agree to abide by all [GOFI] policies and procedures. I acknowledge that such policies and procedures may change during any volunteer opportunity and I agree that participation in the volunteer program is conditioned upon my continued compliance with such policies and procedures. 

I understand and agree that I will be volunteering at my own risk and that the organization, its employees and affiliates, do not assume any responsibility or liability for any accident, injury or health problem which may arise from my participation in the volunteer program. I agree that participation in the volunteer program is strictly on a volunteer basis and I understand that I will not be paid, receive benefits or rewards for my services as a volunteer and I hereby release and agree to hold [GOFI] harmless from any liability, suit or claim for monetary payment, benefit or reward.

[Gofi] must be able to assure the safety of any volunteers, recipients or other [GOFI] personnel. Upon acceptance into the volunteer program, you will be required to complete a CORI Background Check. This information will remain in the strictest confidence and will only be used to determine your suitability for placement. I understand that acceptance of this application is contingent upon [GOFI] obtaining satisfactory references and a satisfactory Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check.  I understand that, if appointed, my participation as a volunteer is conditional upon [Gofi] receiving no inappropriate information on my background or my conduct before or during the volunteer opportunity.  I also understand that, [Gofi] is not obligated to appoint me to a volunteer position. If appointed, I understand that [GOFI], in its sole discretion and without notice, may suspend, terminate any volunteer opportunity.

I certify that the statements made in this volunteer application are true and correct, and have been given voluntarily. I understand that this information may be disclosed to any party with legal and proper interest, and I release [GOFI] from any liability whatsoever for supplying such information.