Volunteer Application Volunteer Application Welcome Our Volunteer Enrollment Form.Please complete this form if you are interested in becoming a Safe Harbor Volunteer. This form helps us get to know you, and how we can work together to help horses. After you have completed this form, our volunteer coordinator will reach out to you to either set you up with an onboarding mentor or make arrangements for you to come to an open house! Please note, our training center is located in Cottontown, TN. While we have foster homes all over the mid-state, we cannot guarantee that a volunteer position will be open at our satellite foster farms. Most hands on volunteer work does take place in Cottontown and the surrounding areas.Name* First Last Address* Street Address City AlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareDistrict of ColumbiaFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyomingArmed Forces AmericasArmed Forces EuropeArmed Forces Pacific State ZIP Code County*Email* Phone*My Age*I am applying for my minor child to volunteerI am 15 or YoungerI am 16 or 1718 to 2425 to 4546 to 6566+Volunteer Rules...Because of the safety issues inherent with volunteering with rescue equidae, Children under the age of 16 must have a parent or guardian with them at all times when they are at Safe Harbor. We do hold youth camps throughout the year as fundraisers. During these events parents may drop off their children for the duration of the event if they have paid to enroll as participants in the event.How many hours a week do you wish to spend volunteering?*Please enter a value between 1 and 40.What days of the week do you wish to volunteer? Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday The following are some potential opportunities for volunteering with horses. Please read in detail, and then mark your selections below on the roles you are interested in helping with.Horse Biography Writer: Collect data from various sources including Facebook, Foster Homes, Foster Director, and Volunteer Management Site [Band] to write and update accurate horse adoption profiles that help market the horses. Uses Wordpress and RescueGroups Cloud software packages. Event Planner: Lead the fundraising team of Safe Harbor, and take the lead role in planning future fundraising events. Utilize the volunteer team to delegate tasks, and coordinate the project plan for successful events. This is a very goal oriented role that is critical to the successful future of Safe Harbor. Volunteer Coordinator: Onboard new volunteers and assure completion of liability waivers. Introduce volunteers to their closest volunteer foster farm, or help them find a suitable administrative role. This is a key position and interfaces across all other key coordinator roles of the rescue. Foster Liaison: Keep in weekly contact with assigned foster homes for updates on horse appointments such as farrier, deworming, veterinary, training, etc. Log these appointments in to the cloud based software package, RescueGroups. Medical Records Coordinator: Interface with Rescue Director, Foster Director and Safe Harbor veterinarians to log veterinary appointments and assure all animals are up to date on necessary annual vetting. Record appointments in RescueGroups, and upload documents and records into Google Drive. Transporter: Help transport horses during intake, or from one foster home location to another with your own truck and trailer. Adoption transports are a paid service that the adopter pays for! Farm Assistant: Come to the training center or a foster farm once a week or more to help with grooming, mucking stalls, feeding, trough cleaning, and other needs. Trainer: Help with refresher training or starting training for a horse of any age and experience level in the rescue. Event Help: Support Safe Harbor at events with help with parking, concessions, crowd control and other fundraising tasks. This volunteer role is needed every time an event is scheduled. Youth Coordinator: Lead a team of youth volunteers at the training center for ongoing educational farm days. Role I am Interested Most In (Please Choose 1)*Biography WriterDonor RelationsEvent HelpEvent PlannerExercise Rider (Experienced Riders/Handlers only)Farm AssistantFoster LiaisonFundraisingGroundskeepingHorse and Barn CareMedical Records CoordinatorOnline Gift Shop or Ebay StorePhotographyTrainingTransport (with your own truck/trailer)Website and Online AdministrationYouth CoordinatorAlternate Role I am Interested In (Please Choose 1)*Biography WriterDonor RelationsEvent HelpEvent PlannerExercise Rider (Experienced Riders/Handlers only)Farm AssistantFoster LiaisonFundraisingGroundskeepingHorse and Barn CareMedical Records CoordinatorOnline Gift Shop or Ebay StorePhotographyTrainingTransport (with your own truck/trailer)Website and Online AdministrationYouth CoordinatorBecause you indicated training as an interest, your volunteer application will automatically be sent to our training coordinator as well as our volunteer coordinator. Please mark the boxes below that best fit the types of horses you have trained before.*Colt/Young Horse StartingRefresher Training for Horses that have been out of work.Finishing Work - Western Disciplines including Pleasure, Reining and Speed SportsFinishing Work - English Disciplines including Dressage, Hunter/Jumper, EnduranceGentling with BLM Mustangs or other Feral AnimalsRehabilitative Training for formerly Abused HorsesOptional: Please write a sentence or two about your experience with training horses. Other? Please Explain:*Distance from my home I am willing to travel to volunteer (in miles):*Less than 1010 to 2526 to 5051 to 100100+I have certifications related to equine care/training*YesNoPlease list certifications*Facts About MeOur volunteer coordinator will work hard to make sure your volunteer experience with Safe Harbor is wonderful. Please answer the following questions to help us help you have a great time with the horses.I personally consider my experience level with horses to be:*BeginnerIntermediateAdvancedExpertI like to use principles from the following clinicians/trainers in my practice (check all that apply)*ParelliClinton AndersonBuck BrannamanChris CoxNo One Specific - Just Blended Natural HorsemanshipI am willing to mentor a beginner level volunteer* Yes No I have been riding horses for:*Not Applicable: I am new to horses.About a year, give or take a little.More than a year, but less than 5 years.For a long time now--I'd say 5 to 10 years.Horses have always been in my life, and I am a lifelong rider.I also compete or show with horses*NoYes - English DisciplineYes - Western DisciplineYes - English AND WesternI own a horse trailer, livestock or other stock trailer* Yes No I own horses of my own.*Yes, and they live at home with me.Yes, and they live at a boarding facility or with friends/family.No. I am volunteering to be around horses.No, but I hope to foster or adopt or buy a horse in the future.How do you feel about mucking stalls?* Yuck. Poop is gross and smells bad. Nothing personal about it, but I have an injury that prevents me from mucking stalls. If I have to, I will do it. Hand me a shovel, and I'll help keep the barn sparkling clean. Enough About Horses...What Are Your Other Special Skills/Unique Abilities? Mark all that you can think of, and if we've left something off, just write it in the next field.* Event Planning Accounting Contrats/Legal Law/Cruelty Enforcement Veterinary/Pre-Vet Grant Writing Childcare Art Videography Photography Great Handwriting Public Speaking Space Planning/Organization Creative Writing Planned Giving Massage Therapy Golf Media/Press Cooking/Baking Interior Design Sewing Carpentry Catering Electrician Herbologist Database/Document Management Plumbing Software Development Gardening Essential Oils Other Awesome Stuff Please check next to the software or applications that you feel you are proficient in. Wordpress Hootsuite Facebook Twitter Instagram Snapchat Excel Powerpoint Access Dropbox Google Drive Tell us about your special/unique skills, please.* If you are a high school student, do you need to track hours for your HOPE Scholarship?YesNoIf you would like to tell us more, please write a sentence or two about what you hope to personally achieve through volunteering.Questions or Comments?Thank You For Completing This Form!We are so grateful that you are interested in learning about volunteering with Safe Harbor. Within 24 hours, you will be contacted by our volunteer coordinator. We schedule prospective volunteer open houses at least once every 2 months, and you will be directly invited to one of these open houses. At Safe Harbor we love our volunteer culture, and we'll work together to make sure that our organization mutually the right fit and that your time spent with us will be rewarding. We look forward to meeting you at an open house where you will learn more about our history, mission, values and goals for the future.