MPR VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP FORM
 
MPR is seeking volunteers to help with the organization.
Please fill in the information below to indicate how you
would like to become involved.

Personal Information

Do you prefer if MPR makes initial contact via:  
 

About Yourself

Do you have medical insurance?  
Have you volunteered with an animal shelter or rescue organization before?  
Do you own Pets(s)?  

Fields of interest

MPR volunteers provide crucial services to better the life of Pit Bull dogs and engage in a multitude of benevolent activities, essential to the success of the organization. Our volunteers are entirely responsible for all operations and acutely involved in every aspect of this enterprise. Since we do not have paid staff, all volunteers must actively participate in order to maintain their membership. 
 
Please review each section below and select the field(s) that meet your interest and abilities.


FOSTER TEAM:
 
See information about our foster program here
 
If you are interested in fostering dogs for MPR, please complete our APPLICATION FORM and select "Interested in fostering" when asked. 


SHELTER TEAM:
 
MPR volunteers operate a small shelter in Kansas City MO (in the Raytown area). The shelter houses 10 to 12 Pit Bull type dogs or other Bully breeds.
 
There are 1 or 2 volunteers per shift and the daily schedule is divided in 3 daily shifts, 7 days a week. AM, MID and PM. Each shift takes 3 to 5 hours to complete. Volunteers commit to as many shifts as they want, with a minimum required of 2 shifts a month. 
 
Volunteers receive a short training before being responsible of all shelter operations during their shift. Volunteers carry-out various tasks such as cleaning, feeding, medicating, training, dog-walking, to name a few. 
 
Volunteers must have the ability to control large, sometimes unruly dogs, lift-up somewhat heavy items such as dog food, withstand the elements for outdoor cleaning, etc. Volunteer's reliability is essential to the well-functioning of the shelter. 
 
You must live within 40 miles of Kansas City for this volunteer opportunity. Note that a shelter shift is the best way to be introduced to our organization and become actively involved.  
Interested to join the shelter team?  
If yes, please describe your availability. Check all that applies. 
 


WELLNESS TEAM:
 
MPR's wellness team is responsible to oversee the health and well-being of the dogs in our program. Members of the wellness team have some experience in the medical field, humans or animals, or a strong appeal to this subject.
 
Team members are responsible to identify health issues and to determine the best course of action. Team members may establish treatment protocols, set-up medications and manage progresses. Wellness team members must be able to visit the dogs at the shelter and in foster care if needed, and to provide occasional transports to local vet clinics.
Interested to join the Wellness Team?  
If yes, please describe your experience. Check none or all that apply: 
 


SCREENING & ADOPTION TEAM:
 
MPR volunteers are responsible to screen and educate all potential adopters. Education is a HUGE part of our organization, as well as making sure our dogs are adopted to compatible, caring and responsible homes. Screening can be done from home so this position is opened to local and non-local volunteers. 

Screeners need to be comfortable talking to strangers on the phone, proficient at providing information and a good judge of character. Patience and a good understanding of the breed is a must, as well as the ability to educate. Volunteers must have been with MPR for at least 2 months before participating in this activity and familiar with our policies, philosophies and operations.  

Screeners must be reliable, able to read email on a daily basis and to provide a few hours a week of their time to their assignment. 

Local volunteers might be asked to meet potential adopters, introduce dogs and finalize adoptions.  

Interested to join the Screening Team?  


FUNDRAISING TEAM:
 
Fundraising includes the research of financial venues to expend our funding opportunities, to investigate and apply for grants, to approach companies for sponsorship, raffle prices and/or donations, to manage merchandise, etc. 
 
The Fundraising Team organizes and attends various types of events such as gala's, Meet & Greets, tournaments, etc, to increase our presence with the public, promote dogs for adoption, provide education and raise much needed funds. 
Interested to join the Fundraising Team?  


OBEDIENCE & TRAINING TEAM:
 
MPR has a small team of volunteers responsible to assess and manage dogs in need of special training. Those are dogs that need a little more assistance during their rehabilitation process in order to become well-behaved family companions.
 
Selected dogs are scheduled and taken to obedience classes in the Blue Springs area. Those classes are paid for by MPR and gas expenses can be reimbursed if needed. A training session lasts a minimum of 5 weeks and members of the training team are expected to commit taking their assigned dog to every class.
 
Training Team members communicate with MPR group to share training protocols, updates on the progress of the dogs and may be asked to talk to potential adopters to provide education and information on the dogs performance. 
Interested to join the Training Team?  


PROMO TEAM:
 
Are you a social media guru? Do you know your way around Instagram, Youtube or Facebook? Are you creative and have a knack for marketing, advertisement and communication? Our promo team might be your niche. 
 
Note that promo team members need a good understanding of the organization and will be asked to be with MPR for a certain amount time before participating. This volunteer position is opened to out-of-towners since it can be done from your own computer at home. 
Interested to join the promo team?  
If yes, please select your preferred platform(s). Check all that apply: 
 


WEB MAINTENANCE TEAM
 
MPR utilizes a few platforms to advertise our operations and publicize our needs. WIX, Pet Finder, Petingo, to name a few. Web design and maintenance is done from your own computer and doesn't require local attendance. Volunteers interested in this task should be able to commit 2 to 5 hours a week of their time to assist MPR with web design. 
Interested to join the web maintenance team?  
If yes, please describe your experience. Check none or all that apply: 


By checking YES I hereby acknowledge that any services I provide to Missouri Pit Bull Rescue (hereinafter MPR) are done so on a volunteer basis, without pay or compensation of any kind and without liability of any nature on behalf of MPR. I also acknowledge that all services performed by me for MPR are done so at my own risk.


By checking YES I hereby release and forever discharge and hold harmless MPR, its agents, officers, board of directors and member volunteers from any and all liability claims, demands and causes of action, of whatever kind or nature, either in law or equity, which have now arisen or may hereafter arise from my participation with MPR including those arising out of negligent or intentional acts of the parties hereby released.


By checking YES I understand and acknowledge that this Release discharges MPR from any liability or claim that I may have against MPR with respect to any bodily injury or other injury, illness, death or property damage that may result from my duties as a volunteer. I also understand that MPR does not assume any responsibility or obligation to provide financial assistance or other assistance including, but not limited to, medical, health or disability insurance in the event of injury, illness, death or property damage.


By checking YES I understand that my participation with MPR and/or any project, activity, dog caretaking, or event sponsored, managed, arranged, promoted by, or otherwise affiliated or associated with MPR may include activities that may be hazardous to me. I further recognize and understand that such participation may involve certain inherently dangerous activities. I hereby expressly and specifically assume the risk of injury or harm in the activities and release MPR from all liability for injury, illness, death and/or property damage that may result.


By checking YES I expressly understand and agree that this Release is intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by law, and that this Release shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of Missouri. I agree that in the event that any clause or provision of this Release shall be held to be invalid by any court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such clause or provision shall not otherwise affect the remaining provisions of this Release.

  
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