• Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer. Please note that CK Animal Rescue is NOT a shelter. All of our adoptable animals are placed in approved foster homes where they live as family members until they are adopted. There are many areas where volunteers are needed from assisting with computer data input, filing, walking dogs, cuddling cats, helping with organizing our storage areas, cleaning the office, assisting with organizing fundraising events, volunteering at pet store events to helping out with laundry or picking up supplies. Every volunteer in our rescue is a huge asset to our work of saving lives. We welcome volunteers willing to share their talents and experience to join our rescue team!
  • References

    Give the name, city, phone number and/or email address of three non-family members.
  • Volunteer Code of Conduct

    • Refrain from words, actions and behaviour – in any medium -- that demonstrate disrespect for other Members, volunteers, foster and or adoptive families, or the family members of such individuals.
    • Uphold Chatham Kent Animal Rescue’s reputation and integrity by ensuring that their conduct, whether in person, online, or otherwise, brings honour and dignity to Chatham Kent Animal Rescue.
    • Be vigilant in ensuring an environment that is safe and protects our rescued animals and all members, volunteers, adoptive and foster families from emotional, physical, verbal and sexual abuse.
    • Respect other Members’, volunteers’, fosters and adoptive families’ rights to privacy and the confidentiality of their personal information.
    • Act with honesty and integrity when dealing with property, monies and any other assets belonging to Chatham Kent Animal Rescue.
    • Respect and abide by the rules of our sponsored events and respect the event attendees where applicable.
    • Treat all members, volunteers, foster and adoptive families or the family members of such individuals fairly, knowing that Chatham Kent Animal Rescue does not tolerate unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, colour, religion, sex, age, mental or physical ability, political beliefs, socio-economic status, health-related status, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other grounds enumerated in the human rights legislation of the jurisdiction in which the individuals involved are located.
    However, any material failure to comply with these standards will be sufficient grounds for disciplinary action up to and including termination of the individual from their volunteer position.
  • Volunteer Confidentiality Agreement

    This agreement applies to all volunteers associated with and/or involved in the activities or affairs of Chatham Kent Animal Rescue. This includes all activity associated with Chatham Kent Animal Rescue at its main office and all indoor/outdoor activities.

    All data, materials, knowledge and information generated through, originating from, or having to do with Chatham Kent Animal Rescue or persons associated with our activities is to be considered privileged and confidential and is not to be disclosed to any third party. All pages, forms, information, designs, documents, printed matter, policies and procedures, conversations, messages (received or transmitted), resources, contacts, e-mail lists, e-mail messages, clients, members or public information is confidential and the sole property of Chatham Kent Animal Rescue.

    This also includes, but is not limited to, any information of, or relating to, our members, clients, operations and activities. This privilege extends to all forms and formats in which the information is maintained and stored, including, but not limited to hardcopy, photocopy, microform, automated and/or electronic form.

    Client information, including all file information, is not be disclosed to any third party, under any circumstances, without the consent of the Chatham Kent Animal Rescue member that is supervising you and the Volunteer Coordinator.

    Any disclosure, misuse, copying or transmitting of any material, data or information, whether intentional or unintentional, will subject you to disciplinary action and/or prosecution, according to the procedures set by Chatham Kent Animal Rescue and any applicable laws.