Pet foster program of VAW shelter clients in Ottawa and surrounding areas

Become a Volunteer

Apply to become a FAM Network Volunteer

*NOTE: If you are looking to apply for a Foster Volunteer position, please fill-out the Foster Application form here.

Due to the sensitive nature of our work with survivors and animals being potential victims of violence, we screen all volunteers before granting them special privacy privileges.

Please fill-out the form below to apply to become a FAM Network volunteer:

Volunteer Application
Mr / Ms / Miss / Sir / Dr
Your Address
Street Address
Please submit an email address that you monitor regularly
The ability to legally drive said vehicle is presumed.


Agreement to Terms

By clicking the "SUBMIT" button, you agree to the following statements:

  • I have read the information provided about The FAM Network Program (we will provide more information upon application approval).

If you are applying to become a Volunteer:

  • I understand that the pet(s) I am volunteering to help is/are the property of someone in crisis and any decisions regarding the pet and its future are fundamentally hers. For safety reasons I agree not to have contact with the pet's owner or know her identity.
  • I certify that I will keep all information regarding The FAM Network secure and confidential at all times and under no circumstances share any personal information about fostered pets or, fosters, fellow volunteers or the women in shelters.
  • I am aware of potential risks associated with this Program and agree to abide by the procedures outlined in the Guidelines, including taking the pet only to the designated veterinary clinic.
  • I understand that the pet(s) may have lived in a stressful and/or abusive environment and may therefore be very stressed when they come into care.
  • I certify that if I claimed to own a licensed vehicle in this application, that I also have a valid driver's license.

Thank you for applying to volunteer for The FAM Network.

Once your submission is received, a Volunteer Coordinator will approve your application and send you a username and password in a separate email. Further instructions will follow.