The goal of Serve Sugar Land is to connect people to diverse volunteer opportunities that enhance and enrich the Sugar Land Community.

 

Please read this section in its entirety before submitting your application.

  • If you are completing this volunteer application in order to fulfill court mandated service hours, this is not the correct application form. You must complete the Court Mandated Service application form available from the list of applications, under the Get Involved! menu.   
  • Volunteers must be able to complete their tasks independently. If you are unable to complete tasks independently, please explain in the application below so proper accomodations can be made. 
  • Volunteers should answer the application in its entirety; make sure you select your interests and skills as appropriate.
  • Background check results may take a few days to come back, please allow up to 5 days for your application to be processed. Once your application is complete, you will recieve an email with instructions on how to sign up for volunteer jobs online.
  • If you note that you would like to volunteer for Sugar Land Animal Services, you will also receive instructions on how to sign up for the Animal Services General Orientation following the completion of your application.
  • Your User ID below, must be the email address you will be using to receive emails and updates from the volunteer office.

 

In order to have a complete volunteer application, you must complete the following: 

  • The application form below 
  • A background check (instructions found at the bottom of the application)

 

Animal Shelter Volunteers
If you're interested in volunteering at the Animal Shelter, in addition to the steps above you must complete the following:

  • Watch the Animal Services General Orientation video and answer all the questions. To access it, once you submit your application, select the option from the Get Involved! menu from your volunteer profile.
  • Submit a signed Animal Services Volunteer Agreement to volunteer@sugarlandtx.gov  

 

 

If you have any questions, please contact us at:
 281-275-2329
volunteer@sugarlandtx.gov

 

Hello! Tell us a little about yourself

New User Account Information

Emergency Contact Information
Volunteer Information - General
Skills and Experience
Employment / Student
Which Best Describes your current status?
Are you a current or former employee of the City of Sugar Land?

By submitting my application I:

(1) Certify that I am furnishing this information for use in determining my qualifications as a volunteer;

(2) Understand that the Texas Public Information Act may require the City to disclose any information I provide;

(3) Certify that any information given by me is true, correct and complete. Should any information change including, but not limited to, my criminal convictions, I agree to provide the City, within 10 days, the updated information.

(4) Understand and agree that any false information, misrepresentation, or concealment of facts is sufficient grounds to disqualify me from volunteering and, as a volunteer, for my immediate discharge without recourse from the City of Sugar Land's Volunteer Program-Serve Sugar Land.

(5) May be subject to a "for cause" substance abuse screening at any point in time while I am a volunteer for the City. 

(6) Certifiy that I am fit to perform volunteering activities or responsibilities independently and safely without assistance from City staff, or I will have an accompanied adult volunteer/aide to assist me with the assigned tasks or activities. I agree to perform all volunteer duties in a professional manner and will not interfere with City Staff performance of their job duties. 

(7) Understand and acknowledge that during my volunteer services I may become privy to private or confidential information and agree to hold all such information in the strictest confidence and will not disclose or discuss such private or confidential information with any third party. 

(8) Agree to adhere to: (a) the assigned schedules; (b) all federal, state, and local laws policies, procedures, regulations, and rules; (c) instructions or guidance provided by City Staff, and (d) stay out of restricted areas. If I am unable to attend a volunteer shift, I agree to provide the City with at least a 24-hour advance notice. If 24-hour notice is not given 3 or more times, I understand that my volunteer status may be effected or revoked.  

(9) Understand and agree that this application does not constitute a contract to volunteer for any definite duration. The length of time depends upon the quality of the job that I do as a volunteer and the needs of the City. 

(10) Understand that behavior of animals is sometimes unpredictable and same animals are capable of spreading disease, inflicting serious personal injury, death, or extensive property damage. I agree to report all injuries, scratches, bites, and damages immediately to the City or before the end of the day, shift, or event in which the injury of damages occured.  

(11) Understand that my volunteer activities may place me in a hazardous situation and could result in injury or damage to me or  my personal property. I agree to comply with all laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures pertaining to Workers' Compensation and reporting requirements. All  injuries and damages must be reported to the City immediately or before the end of the day, shift, or event in which the injury or damages occured.  

(12) Understand and agree that volunteering is a privilege, not a right, and the City of Sugar Land reserves the right to terminate my volunteering services or revoke my volunteer status at any time, with or without  cause or  notice to me. 

(13) Understand and agree that as a volunteer, I am not an employee, partner, agent, representative or contractor of the City under federal, state, and/or local law or regulations. I understand and agree that as a volunteer I am not entitled to: (a) wages or employment benefits; (b) payment or  compensation for my time or services; or (c) expect future employment with the City of Sugar Land. I understand that I am free to resign at any time provided that I give the City at least five days notice if I am scheduled to work. I agree to immediately return or surrender all City properties issued to me or in my possession, including, but not limited to, identification badge, if applicable.  

(14) Understand that during my volunteer activities or related activities, I  may be recorded, photographed or videotaped. I agree to allow any record, including, but not limited to, photographs, videos and films, of my likeness to be used by the City at any time and for any purpose.    

(15) RELEASE OF LIABILITY: 

IN CONSIDERATION OF MY ACCEPTANCE INTO THE CITY OF SUGAR LAND VOLUNTEER PROGRAM, SERVE SUGAR LAND ("VOLUNTEER PROGRAM") LISTED ON THE VOLUNTEER APPLICATION AND ENTRY INTO AND USE OF ANY CITY OF SUGAR LAND'S FACILITIES OR EQUIPMENT AS PART OF THE VOLUNTEER PROGRAM, I HEREBY WAIVE, RELEASE, FOREVER DISCHARGE, AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE THE CITY OF SUGAR LAND, ITS CITY COUNCIL OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, CONTRACTORS, SUBCONTRACTORS, AND AGENTS (COLLECTIVELY HEREAFTER REFERRED TO AS "CITY"), IN BOTH THEIR INDIVIDUAL AND OFFICIAL CAPACITIES, FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS, LIABILITIES, AND CAUSES OF ACTIONS OR SUIT OF ANY KIND OR CHARACTER, PRESENT AND FUTURE, KNOWN AND UNKNOWN, ON BEHALF OF MYSELF, MY PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES, ESTATE, ASSIGNS, HEIRS, ADMINISTRATORS, AND NEXT OF KIN FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSS INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED, DEATH, PERSONAL INJURY, OR PROPERTY DAMAGES ARISING OUT, RELATE TO, OR AS A RESULT OF MY PARTICIPATION IN THE VOLUNTEER PROGRAM OR VOLUNTEERING SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES FOR THE CITY WHETHER CAUSED BY THE NEGLIGENCE, CARLESSNESS, OR ACTS OF OMISSIONS OF THE CITY.     

I AM AWARE THAT THE VOLUNTEER PROGRAM MAY SUBJECT ME TO PHYSICAL RISKS OF HARM AND DANGERS. NEVERTHELESS, I VOLUNTARILY AGREE TO ASSUME ANY AND ALL RISKS OF HARM, INCLUDING PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH, AND DAMAGES TO PROPERTY.  

It is understood and agreed that this waiver, release, and assumption of risk is to be binding on my heirs, next of kin, estate, administrators, executors, personal representatives, relatives, spouse and assigns and is intended to be as broad and inclusive as is permitted by the laws of the State of Texas and that if any portion of this agreement is held invalid, it is agreed that the balance shall, not withstanding, continue in full legal force and effect.  

(16) INDEMNIFICATION: I AGREE TO INDEMNIFY,  HOLD HARMLESS AND DEFEND, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE CITY OF SUGAR LAND, ITS CITY COUNCIL, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, ADMINISTRATORS, INSURERS, SUCCESSORS, ASSIGNS, CONTRACTORS, AND SUBCONTRACTORS (COLLECTIVELY HEREAFTER REFERRED TO AS "CITY"), IN THEIR INDIVIDUAL AND OFFICIAL CAPACITIES, FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL DEMANDS, CLAIMS, LIABILITES, SUITS, CAUSES OF ACTION, JUDGMENTS, DAMAGES, LOSSES, PENALTIES, AND/OR EXPENSES OF ANY KIND OF NATURE WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ATTORNEYS' FEES, AWARDS, COMPENSATION, COSTS, DAMAGES, EXPENSES, JUDGMENTS, LIABILITIES, REIMBURSEMENT, AND SUITS ARISE OR MAY ARISE DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM OR RESULTING, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM MY PARTICIPATION IN THE CITY OF SUGAR LAND VOLUNTEER PROGRAM OR FROM MY PERFORMANCE AS A VOLUNTEER IN THE VOLUNTEER PROGRAM HEREUNDER, HOWEVER CAUSED AND REGARDLESS OF ANY ACTIONS OF OMISSIONS  OF THE CITY. 

(17) Understand and acknowledge that in the event any action is brought against the City, its City Council, employees, officers, agents, representatives, constractors, or subcontractors, in either their individual or official capacities, collectively or individually, that a presentation of this document will constitute a complete and affirmative defense to said claim, and that the court of competent jurisdiction may dismiss said claim with prejudice. 

(18) Understand that the confidentiality, release of liablity, and indemnification provisions will survive the expiration or termination of my volunteer activities or services. 

(19) Represent and warrant that I have carefully read and fully understand the content of this application and seek to volunteer under these conditions. 

Animal Shelter Volunteers
To complete your Animal Services Volunteer Contract

After clicking SUBMIT you will be directed to the Verified Volunteers website where you will complete the background check application.

You MUST complete the Background Check Application for your volunteer application to be considered.
  • The background check results may take several days to be returned.
  • There is no charge to you for this background check. Please do not process if there is a request for payment. If a GOOD DEED code is requested please use 9loeywq.
  • We will be in touch once your application is complete.

 

STOP before you submit.

Have you printed the animal services volunteer contract from the link above to be signed and submited?

 

Phone 281-275-2329
Email volunteer@sugarlandtx.gov