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.
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
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.
Free team management software.
Coyote Communications, Jayne Cravens and Susan Ellis (2014). Updated research on virtual volunteering.
Volunteer management resources.
HSUS Forever Foundation
Focused mentorship for equine trainers and volunteers to increase adoptions.
What to do About Compassion Fatigue
Volunteer management software.
The Learning Center
Webinars and learning opportunities to recruit and keep great volunteers (VolunteerMatch).