Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer with our organization. To better assist you, please fill out every question completely. If it is not applicable, please enter N/A. Please note, submitting this application does not guarantee a volunteer position at Apex.

Apex Protection Project is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to protecting wolves and wolfdogs through educational experiences, rescue, and advocacy with the dream of living in a world where the wolf and all species are highly valued, protected, and respected for the balance they bring to the ecosystem and for the gifts they offer to humanity.

Personal Information

We reserve the right to perform a background check on all potential staff and volunteers as permitted by law.
Full Legal Name *
Full Legal Name
Date of Birth *
Date of Birth
Address *
Phone *
When are you available to volunteer for Apex Protection Project? *
Have you ever worked with exotic animals before? *
Have you every handled a dog or other animal? *
Have you ever trained a dog or other animal? *
Have you had experience working with the public? *
Have you had experience with animal advocacy work? *

Volunteering at Apex Protection Project can require a high level of physical activity including, but not limited to, hiking, bending, lifting, carrying, clearing brush, trimming trees and bushes, operating machinery, construction and many other activities. You will handle urine and feces and will be outside in all kinds of weather, including rain, snow, sleet, hail, mud, sun and extreme heat. The animals you will be working with weigh from 50 to 200 pounds and may jump on you and wish to play with you, including chasing, nipping and pushing. After you have been trained, You may be asked to restrain an animal for treatment of an injury or other reasons. You must be able to handle them on leash (if needed) such that you can ensure safety when interacting with the public. It is also necessary to be extremely aware of everything around you when working with the animals so that you can anticipate and take action to forestall possible issues, such as fights between wolves/wolfdogs/canines. While all of the above may not be required of every volunteer, the ideal candidate will be able to handle everything mentioned.
Do you have any objection to strong odors (volunteering involves cleaning up feces and urine)? *
Do you have any objection to handling raw meat? *
Are you able to lift objects in excess of 20 pounds? If not, how much can you lift? *
Do you go hiking frequently? *
If you hike, how far do you usually hike? *
Do you have any physical limitations, current or past? *
Do you have any severe medical conditions or allergies, current or past? *
Do you have any current medical conditions? *
Are you on any medications? *
Do you have any conditions that limit your sight or hearing? *
Do you agree to abstain from recreational drugs and alcohol while volunteering for Apex Protection Project and acknowledge that failure to do so may result in suspension or dismissal from the program? *
Do you see any impediments to your ability to clean kennels, handle animals, and hike? Your safety and the safety of the other human and animal members of the pack is dependent on your ability to handle the duties asked of you while at Apex Protection Project or at a public off-site event. Letting us know any limitations you may have enables us to assign only appropriate duties, should you be chosen as a volunteer. *
Have you ever been convicted of a crime? If so were you incarcerated? Please describe in full. (Conviction and or incarceration does not mean you will not be chosen as a volunteer.) *
We reserve the right to perform a background check on all potential staff and volunteers.

Apex Protection Project offers two levels of volunteering: The Apex Volunteer Program and The Apex Associate Program.

The Apex Volunteer Program includes hands-on work with the animals and a designated time commitment of a minimum of 3 days a month.

The Apex Associate Program involves volunteering at programs and events, administrative tasks, and all other activities excluding working with the animals, and has a minimal time commitment of one day a month.

The following questions will help Apex Protection Project determine whether you meet the commitment requirements to be considered for the Apex Volunteer Program. If not, you are still eligible to participate in the Apex Associate Program.

There is a probationary period of three months for both Volunteer Programs.
In order to create bonding with the animals, as an Apex Volunteer Program member, we require that you be available at least three days per month. Are you able to make this commitment? *
If you are unable to meet the above requirements at this time, would you be interested in our Apex Associates Program, in which you provide assistance one day per month, but will not be able to handle or work with the animals? *
By submitting this form I hereby state that the above is true and correct to the best of my knowledge and I give permission to Apex Protection Project to do any background checks deemed necessary. Providing misleading or false information or failure to disclose any information that can affect my performance as well as my safety and the safety of other people and/or animals may result in immediate suspension or dismissal from the program.