Volunteer Application Volunteer Application Welcome To Volunteer Open House Registration FormPlease complete this form if you are interested in coming to a prospective volunteer open house. This form helps us get to know you, and then we'll send you an invite to one of our prospective volunteer open houses where we can really get to know each other, and talk about how we can potentially work together to save horses and livestock animals in Middle Tennessee.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.Grooming: I am comfortable around horses of various temperments and know how to handle horses safely. I would like to spend time with them brushing, cleaning hooves, bathing, and simply interacting on the ground. Transport: I have a horse trailer or access to a horse trailer and can assist with taking horses to veterinary appointments or with hands on needs at the time of a seizure, or from an animal control facility. Training: I am an experienced horseman or horsewoman and would like to do ground work with rescued horses and potentially train them to succeed under saddle. I understand what Natural Horsemanship is, and will utilize these methods in my training. Maintenance: I am new to horses, so am not prepared to work with them one on one, however, I don't mind some good hard work, and would like to participate as a team member for foster farm workdays so I can get more accustomed to being around the horses. Or, I am experienced with horses and farm work, and just want to help anyway I can. Putting up hay and helping with fence repairs in a team enviroment sounds like a great way to spend a day on the weekend. Photographer/Videographer: I have a camera or video camera that takes high quality photos and would like to help horses find homes by taking still photos or video. I may be able to coordinate with a rescue trainer to assist with filming a training session. Online/Admin Help: I sit at a computer all day and would love to help with the back office work of the rescue. I could check adopter references, upload vet records, enter addresses into the mailing list, or write thank you cards. Being able to help rescue during my work breaks would be great! Special Events: I love interacting with people and sharing the love of rescue. I'd like to help at special events where there is a lot of activity and excitement. These may be public outreach events or fundraisers. Other: Have something else in mind? Tell us more about what you want to do in the box below.Roles I am Interested In*GroomingTransportTrainingMaintenancePhotographer/VideographerOnline/AdminSpecial EventsOtherBecause 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 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.