Recruiting and Keeping Equine Volunteers

Is your rescue organization a revolving door for volunteers?  Do you spend time orienting and training them, only to have them disappear shortly thereafter?  Worse yet, do you have trouble finding and getting volunteers to your organization in the first place?  Equine rescue organizations face the same universal challenges that all animal welfare organizations face when it comes to recruiting and retaining volunteers.  They are, however, also unique in certain challenges and opportunities.

The following resources will provide you with strategies, checklists and take-away tips on recruiting and keeping equine volunteers.

Volunteer Matching Sites:
Volunteer Match
Points of Light Single
Single Volunteers, Inc.
Youth Service America
Volunteer Solutions
Senior Corps

Volunteer and Nonprofit Careers
Learn How To Become

 Sample Volunteer Documents:

Equine Voices Rescue and Sanctuary Volunteer Documents

1. Level 3 Exam
2. Equine Voices Volunteer Documents
3. Volunteer LEVEL 2 Written Evaluation January 2013

Best Friends Animal Society Volunteer Documents

1. Volunteer Release Form
2. Things to Consider When Working with Volunteers
3. Best Friends Volunteer Engagment Process
4. Best Friends Volunteer Engagement Tools

Recorded Webinars on Volunteer Recruiting, Training and Retention:
ASPCA Professional

Volunteer tracking:
Coyote Communications

Compassion Fatigue: