Giving Dogs the Lives They Deserve

Volunteer Application

If you are interested in becoming a Barking Attendant, please fill out the following form. Our Volunteer Coordinator will be in touch to discuss volunteer opportunities and orientation with you.

    Applicant Information

    *First name: *Last name: Age:

    *Street address:

    *City: *State: *Zip:

    *Home phone: *Cell phone: Work phone:


    Your occupation: Work schedule:

    Which volunteer roles are you interested in (check all that apply)?
    Valet BarkerTransporterEvent BarkerData EntryHome CheckerKennel Space AttendantOffice VolunteerPuppy DutyWriter

    Are you willing to transport dogs? If so, please select the type(s) of transportation.
    In area only (i.e., Vet drop offs and pick ups to Point Loma, North Park, and La Mesa)Out of area (assist with transport of new dogs from other rescues)


    Days you are available: MonTueWedThuFriSatSun

    How many hours per week/month are you interested in volunteering?

    Do you need volunteer/community service hours for something specific (school, work, court ordered)?

    If yes, what do you need volunteer/service hours for:

    If you need service hours, how many hours do you need?

    About You

    Why, other than a love of dogs, are you interested in volunteering with The Barking Lot?

    How would you ideally like to be involved?

    Do you have any prior experience with dogs? If so, please describe. If applicable, how long did you volunteer at a previous place? Why did you leave?

    If I was to ask your friends 3 words to describe you what would they be?

    Are there tasks that you do not want to do as a volunteer?

    What would you say are three of your strengths?

    Do you prefer working independently or with a group?

    What are your personal goals for this experience?

    Are you willing to make a time commitment of at least 3 hours every other week, for six months?

    What activities energize and excite you?

    What are two personal habits that have served you well?

    On an “average day” would you consider yourself a high or low energy person?

    On an “average day” is your main focus on results and tasks or people and emotions?

    What type of environment do you work best in?

    This kind of work can be emotionally taxing. Some people empathize so much with the dogs that they become a liability to the shelter, and their co- workers. Can you be useful here, without adding an emotional burden to your co-workers? Please explain.

    What, if any, Barking Lot events have you attended?

    What questions do you have for me?


    Do you have any specific skills?
    GroomingTrainingMedical (i.e., Vet Tech)

    Is there anything else you would like to tell us about yourself or what you would like to do for The Barking Lot?


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