Volunteer Code of Conduct



  • I will remember that in all their dealings with the public as a volunteer, I am representing HSSC, and that the public will consider my words and actions regarding rescue activities representative of the attitude and positon of HSSC as an organization. If I enter into activities of a political or controversial nature, I am doing so an individual, separate from HSSC.

  • I understand that as an individual, I cannot enter into agreements for the organization; any such activity will be forwarded to the HSSC Board of Directors.


  • I accept full responsibility of expenses incurred by myself as a volunteer for HSSC. Although I may be reimbursed by HSSC, I must have prior approval from an office of the Board of Directors, as well as the necessary documentation and receipts.


  • I will always remember that I represent a non-profit organization and cannot profit from any activity related to the organization.


  • I understand that HSSC cannot guarantee or be held responsible for health, behavior, or temperament of any animal I may handle.


  • I understand that HSSC volunteer applications are subject to a reference check.


  • I understand that it is my decision to volunteer for HSSC and I will not hold HSSC, nor any of its members, liable for any damage, injure or harm caused directly or indirectly through my volunteer activities.
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