Volunteer Application Form

IMPORTANT! Before you apply for a General Volunteer placement, we would like to make you aware of the nature of the work you will be undertaking and the commitment you are making.

You will need to be prepared for the following on a daily basis: Working in very hot and humid conditions, getting very dirty and incredibly sweaty, spending a lot of time cleaning poop (including diarrhoea) and vomit. This is the reality of working with over 100 animals.

You need to know that you won’t spend your entire time cuddling fluffy animals (although there will be plenty of that too!). In addition to the tough physical nature of the work, it can also be very emotionally challenging at times. We have found that, while most volunteers thrive on this work and find immense satisfaction in volunteering with us, it is not for everyone.

In addition to being emotionally mature, you will need to have a good level of physical fitness and not be afraid of hard work. A very good understanding of English is essential. We don’t have a maximum age limit – one of our hardest working volunteers was 57 years of age and she continues to come back for more every year!

If you have any doubts at all as to your ability to cope, it may be better to leave the placement to someone else rather than letting a lot of two-legged and four-legged creatures down by quitting early! In addition to some volunteers leaving earlier than planned, we have also had some applicants who have cancelled just before they were due to arrive or have simply not shown up at all.

This is what happens if you do that:
- Over 100 animals are missing out on the care and attention you committed to give them when you applied.
- LAW is left short of help and it is usually far too late for us to replace you as we cannot find people at such short notice.
- Extra stress and pressure, not to mention a lot of extra work, is placed on our other volunteers and our staff.
- A willing and committed volunteer will have been refused a place at that time because it was being held for you.
If you can follow through on your obligations to our animals, you will be in for one of the most rewarding and memorable experiences of your life. Please do not apply unless
you understand the nature of the work involved as well as the commitment you are undertaking.

If all that hasn’t put you off and you are still determined to join us, then you are probably just who we are looking for! Please complete the following application form.

Lanta Animal Welfare and many animal rescue groups in Thailand need flight volunteers for animals that have been adopted to the UK, so if you haven't booked your return flight
yet please contact our Adoptions Manager at [email protected]
Good airlines used to transport the animals to Europe are: SAS, KLM, Aeroflot, Condor, Thai airways, Finnair, Austrian Air, Lufthansa, Air France from Phuket to Brussels or Amsterdam, then animals can go onwards by train and boat from these two cities to the UK. We will help with all the practicalities. If possible, please contact us before you book your return flight. You would be helping tremendously by getting homeless animals to their new forever homes!

Here at LAW the daily duties have been organised in different “packages” to simplify the course of the shifts. Because we don’t want our volunteers to be overwhelmed with too much information, you will be assigned to the same list(s) of tasks for your first month. In order to ensure the best possible care for our animals, and also to make sure that you enjoy your time as much as possible, here is a list of simple questions to help us assign you to the package(s) that would suit you the most. Please bear in mind that the management will try as much as possible to respect your preferences, but it might not always be possible and you need to be ready to stay flexible!

Here is a list of different tasks you could be involved with, please choose your level of interest for each of them!

Important information: Care for our animals is obviously required 365 days a year and the centre operates a six-day working week on a shift basis either from 7 a.m-1 p.m. or 1p.m-7 p.m. and a 7 p.m-7 a.m. night shift at least once a week. You will have one day off a week. Please note that we cannot guarantee that volunteers who arrive together as friends will always have the same days off or work the same shifts. The rota is designed for the good of the centre and the animals first and foremost. If we have enough volunteers, we may be able to accommodate specific requests but this cannot be guaranteed.

Please provide us with the contact details of your next of kin, which will only be used in the unlikely event of an emergency:

Thank you for your answers. We look forward to having you here!
Please ensure you download and read thoroughly the General Volunteer Information Pack, which you will find on our website. Please also carefully read the following legal disclaimer before submitting your application. By signing this form you are also agreeing to the terms and conditions stated in the General Volunteer Information pack with regard to payments and refunds. Release waiver of liability, and covenant not to sue. The undersigned hereby acknowledges that participation in volunteer work with animals involves an inherent risk of physical injury and assumes all such risks. The undersigned hereby agrees that for the sole consideration of Lanta Animal Welfare allowing the undersigned to participate in voluntary employment in connection there with, and making available to the undersigned for his/her use while participating in any tasks or activities, certain equipment, facilities, grounds, or personnel of Lanta Animal Welfare, the undersigned participant does hereby waive liability, release and forever discharge Lanta Animal Welfare, its members individually, its officers, agents, or employees from any and all demands, rights, and causes of action of whatever kind or nature, arising out of all known and unknown, forseen and unforeseen bodily and personal injuries, damage to property, and the consequences thereof, including death, regardless of whether there is active or passive negligence or fault on the part of Lanta Animal Welfare, resulting from my voluntary participation in or in any way connected with such tasks or activities. I further covenant and agree that for the sole consideration stated above I will not sue Lanta Animal Welfare, its members individually, its officers, agents or employees for any claim for damages arising or growing out of my voluntary participation in tasks or activities. I understand that the acceptance of this release, waiver of liability and covenant not to sue Lanta Animal Welfare or any agent or employee thereof, shall not constitute a waiver, in whole or in part, of sovereign or official immunity by Lanta Animal Welfare, its members, officers, agents and employees. This release, waiver of liability and covenant not to sue Lanta Animal Welfare shall remain in effect for as long as I am a volunteer employee at Lanta Animal Welfare. I certify that I am over 18 years of age and suffering under no legal disabilities and that I have read the above carefully before signing.

Important: Please press the Submit Button only one time and wait a few seconds until you get the confirmation