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Volunteers

Volunteers are essential to running your equine nonprofit, but recruiting, training, and keeping a good group can be a challenge. Use the resources below to find and maintain a great volunteer base.


Volunteer Matching Sites

Sample Volunteer Documents

Creating key written materials can help you stay organized and provide essential information for your organization and volunteers. This may include volunteer release forms or short written tests to assess volunteer competence. The documents below can be helpful jumping-off points for the development of your own materials.

Best Friends Animal Society Volunteer Documents

Volunteer Release Form

Things to Consider When Working with Volunteers

Best Friends Volunteer Engagement Process

Best Friends Volunteer Engagement Tools

Equine Voices Rescue and Sanctuary Volunteer Documents

Equine Voices Volunteer Documents 
Evaluation form, ways to help, safety guidelines, and volunteer contract.

Volunteer Level 3 Exam

Volunteer Level 2 Exam

Resources

Asana 
Free team management software.

Virtual Volunteering
Coyote Communications, Jayne Cravens and Susan Ellis (2014). Updated research on virtual volunteering.

Energize 
Volunteer management resources.

HSUS Forever Foundation
Focused mentorship for equine trainers and volunteers to increase adoptions. 

What to do About Compassion Fatigue
(Petfinder)

Volgistics 
Volunteer management software.

The Learning Center
Webinars and learning opportunities to recruit and keep great volunteers (VolunteerMatch).

VOMO
Get half off this volunteer management software as an HHC member–connect with a VOMO team member here.

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