Bibb County Sheriff's Office

Animal Services

4214 Fulton Mill Rd., Macon, Ga. 31216 | (478) 621 - 6774



(Be advised Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services, reserves the right to conduct a Background check)







In consideration of my opportunity to volunteer with Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services (Animal Services), I agree to all the following terms and conditions, intending them to be legally binding.

  1. I understand and accept that Animal Services may refuse my volunteer application for any reason.

  2. I authorize Animal Services to investigate all statements contained in my volunteer application.

  3. I understand that misrepresentation or omission of facts is cause for dismissal.

  4. I fully understand and agree that my services are provided strictly in a volunteer capacity without any expressed or implied promise of salary or payment of any kind; employee benefits (such as employee health insurance); or eventual employment by Animal Services.

  5. I understand that working with animals, as well as other duties I may perform at Animal Services, carry the risk of injury (such as animal bites, scratches, or accidents); illness; and damage to my personal property.

  6. I agree to assume any and all risk involved and agree to hold harmless Animal Services, employees and/or contractors from any and all liability of risk due to any injury or illness to include physical, emotional, and/or psychological monetary or otherwise that may occur while on premise or may arise in the future as a result of my volunteer work with Animal Services.

  7. I authorize Animal Services to seek emergency medical treatment in case of accident, injury, or illness. I hold Animal Services, including, but not limited to, employees harmless for any injury or illness arising from such emergency treatment other than that caused by gross negligence of Animal Services.

  8. I agree to familiarize myself with and abide by all Animal Services policies and procedures as presented to me during orientation, during additional trainings, and in written materials provided to me by Animal Services.

  9. I agree and accept that any and all photographs and/or video taken at Animal Services are the property of Animal Services and cannot be used without the expressed written permission of the current Director of Animal Services. Prior approval must be obtained to take photographs and/or video.

  10. I agree to treat all animals under Animal Services care ethically and with the high standards expected by Animal Services.

  11. I agree that certain information I may obtain as a volunteer at Animal Services is confidential, such as information about former owners of animals, adopters of animals, animals housed at the shelter, employees or volunteers. I agree not to release such confidential information to anyone (including former owners of animals, adopters of animals, employees, other volunteers, and social media), unless Animal Services Director has approved divulging such information.

  12. I agree not to use MBAW’s telephones, email, Internet connections, computers, documents, or other items or means of communication for any inappropriate purpose.

  13. I agree not to serve as an Animal Services volunteer while under the influence of alcohol, illegal drugs, or any other substance that would interfere with my ability to work safely and effectively. I will not possess, use, or sell illegal drugs or other illegal substances.

  14. I understand that Animal Services may terminate my volunteer services at any times and without notice for violating the terms of this agreement or for any other reason.

I have provided accurate information and read this entire agreement, understand its provisions, and agree to be bound by its terms.


Social Media Guidelines

  • Do not post any confidential/privileged information pertaining to any Animal Services employee or adopter. If you are unsure if what you wish to post is confidential or privileged, please check with the Animal Services Director prior to posting.

  • Do not post any negative comments or pictures involving any Animal Services employee, former or current, including any confidential/privileged information pertaining to any Animal Services employee or adopter.

  • If you post any comment about Animal Services, you must clearly and conspicuously state that you are posting in your individual capacity and that the views posted are yours alone and do not represent the views of Animal Services.

  • Do not post any comment which can be construed as harassment of the public, volunteers, or employees.

  • Do not post any falsification or misrepresentation of Animal Services’ policies and procedures or by-laws.

  • Unless given written consent, you may not use Animal Services’ logo or any organizational material in your posts other than for approved Animal Services event flyers.

  • All postings on social media must comply with the State of Georgia’s Privacy Laws. If you are unsure about the confidential nature of information you are considering posting, consult the Animal Services Director.

  • All Animal Services policies that regulate conduct apply to social media activity including, but not limited to, policies related to illegal harassment, code of conduct, nondiscrimination, and protecting confidential information about employees or volunteers.

  • Volunteers may not use Animal Services equipment for non- Animal Services related activities.

  • We ask that you be a positive representative and advocate for the animal shelter, the animals and the volunteer program both on and off the premises.

  • Keep in mind the speed and manner in which information posted on a blog, web page, social networking, twitter or similar site can be relayed and often misunderstood by readers. Be respectful of potential readers!

  • For volunteers, violation of this policy may lead to revocation, suspension or termination of volunteer status.

I have read and understand the guidelines outlined in Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services (Animal Services) Social Media Policy.

Volunteer Activity Liability Waiver

The Undersigned (print name), does hereby acknowledge and assumes the risk of participation in any and all activities at Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services (Animal Services), and all locations where Animal Services events take place. He/she does hereby acknowledge that he/she will release Animal Services, its officers, staff members, volunteers, or any other agent affiliated from all claims which may hereafter develop or accrue to them on account of injury, loss or damage, which may be suffered by volunteer or to any property, because of any matter, thing or condition, negligence or default whatsoever, and they hereby assume and accept the full risk and danger of any hurt, injury or damage which may occur through or by reason of any matter, thing or condition, negligence of default, or any person or persons whatsoever. This shall be true for any minor volunteer as evidenced by the signing of a parent or legal guardian signing on their behalf.

It is further agreed and understood that he/she shall maintain in full force and effect, a policy of insurance covering medical treatment and all related costs in the event of an injury to him/her as a result of his/her participation in any and all activities at Animal Services as aforesaid. He/she also agrees that if he/she does not maintain in full force and effect a policy of insurance, he/she is solely liable for medical treatment and all related costs in the event of an injury to him/her because of his/her participation in any and all activities involving Animal Services as aforesaid.

The person executing this release acknowledges that there is a valid consideration to executing this release.

The invalidity of any statement or waiver of rights above under local, state, or federal law does not invalidate any other statement or waiver of rights above.

Emergency Information

Please notify the following individual(s) immediately in the event of a medical emergency.

Dated this day of 20

I, (printed name of Parent or Legal Guardian), agree to accompany or have another adult accompany the minor child at all times while they are involved in any activity on the premises, and acknowledge that I am fully and totally responsible for the above child at all times while he/she is participating in any activity at Animal Services.