Sign Up to Volunteer at Big Fix Events!

1. Read the Volunteer Guidelines:

These guidelines are here to make the events run more smoothly and to keep you and the dogs safe.

  1. Pay attention to what you are doing, therefore, no phones inside the pens or when working with dogs. 
  2. Dress appropriately. The way you dress will reflect on the organization.

    • Shirts must be an appropriate length and have sleeves, short or long (no spaghetti straps, sleeveless, or crop tops)

    • All pants or shorts must be an appropriate length (no short shorts)

    • Wear only closed toe shoes. No sandals, flip-flops, etc.

  3. Be respectful to everyone around you.

  4. No fooling around as it can stress out the dogs and once again, will reflect on the organization.

  5. Listen to the senior volunteers and the head people of Orphan Dog. If you are asked to not do something, respectfully stop doing it.

  6. Photography inside the event space is not allowed at any time. No selfies, no video, no photography.
  7. Be safe- if you are not comfortable doing something let us know!


Volunteers for Big Fix Events must be 14 years or older.

While other Orphan Dog events welcome volunteers 13 and under with an adult to supervise them. Our Big Fix events are busier with active surgeries and pets healing from the surgeries. As such, we limit the age to a minimum of 14 years and older only.

If you or your child would like to sign up for 13 and under volunteer opportunities please visit the Orphan Dog Rescue website.


2. Volunteers must submit a completed & signed waiver form

Before you begin volunteering you must submit a signed waiver form. Anyone arriving at an event to volunteer without a completed and signed waiver form will not be permitted to volunteer.

NOTE: Volunteers under the age of 18 need to have their waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian.

Waiver Forms

Volunteers 18 and over Adult Waiver Form (PDF)

Volunteers 17 and under Minor Waiver Form (PDF)


3. Complete Sign-Up Form


We'll be in contact soon about how you can help us make Lake County
a Happier and Healthier Place for all pets and pet owners!