To save time please print your paperwork and bring with you to orientation! Volunteer Paperwork This is your paperwork to volunteer at RVR Horse Rescue. The BasicsPlease fill out one form per person interested in volunteering. Volunteers ages 10 through 16 must be accompanied by a parent at all times while child is volunteering. Adult application must accompany a child's application.Name* First Last Birth Date* Age*Must be at least 10. Children ages 10-16 must be accompanied by parent at all times and parent must complete this application.Please enter a value greater than or equal to 10.Address* Street Address Address Line 2 City AlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareDistrict of ColumbiaFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyomingArmed Forces AmericasArmed Forces EuropeArmed Forces Pacific State ZIP Code Email* Phone Number*Drivers License or State ID # / Issuing StatePLEASE BRING PHOTO ID WITH YOU TO ORIENTATION.Work History:List all places of employment from the last 5 years, including phone number for each.References*List 3 references and their phone numbersApproval to contact your referencesBy typing your name in this box, you are authorizing us to contact your references.A little more in depthAvailability*We prefer our volunteers sign up for "shifts" to help with our daily chores. Please let us know what your general availability . Our Volunteer hours are 9am-1pm and 5:00pm-7:00pm 7 days a week. Sunday Morning Sunday Evening Monday Morning Monday Evening Tuesday Morning Tuesday Evening Wednesday Morning Wednesday Evening Thursday Morning Thursday Evening Friday Morning Friday Evening Saturday Morning Saturday Evening Variable Schedule When would you like to start? Have you ever been convicted of a felony?*If yes please use next section to explain. Yes No If yes to above, please explain.Have you ever been convicted of a sexual offense?*If yes please use next section to explain. Yes No If yes to above, please explain.Have you ever been convicted of animal cruelty or neglect?*If yes please use next section to explain Yes No If yes to above, please explain.Have you ever volunteered before?*If yes, please list the organization(s) and phone number(s) for references.Approval to contact your referencesBy typing your name in this box, you are authorizing us to contact your volunteering references.Some more about you.How many years of horse experience?*Don’t worry if you have little of no experience with horses, we have training available for our volunteers! Less than a month 1-6 months 1-3 years Over 3 Years None, but willing to learn! Describe your horse experience.Goals*What are you hoping to gain by becoming a volunteer with us at RVR Horse Rescue?What area would you be most interested in helping with?*Help is always needed, please tell us what area interests you the most. Note: Some categories require board approval & extra experience. Grounds/Maintenance Basic Volunteering Office (computer/paperwork) Hoofcare Medical Fundraising Community Outreach Marketing Event Planning Not Sure Are you volunteering for service hours?* No Yes, Community Service Yes, Bright Futures Yes, Other Do you currently own a horse or horses?NoYes, residing on my property.Yes, residing at a boarding facility.If you have a horse currently boarded, provide name and phone number of the facility.Are you hoping to adopt a horse?Are you possibly interested in adopting a horse or horses from RVR Horse Rescue?YesNoMaybeIt's my dream, but not sure where I would keep it.Best To Be PreparedEmergency Contact informationEmergency Contacy Name* First Last Relation to Volunteer*Home/Mobile Phone Number*Alternate Phone Number (work)Medical Conditions?*Do you have any medical limitations? Yes No If Yes to above,Please describe your condition and alert us how to help you in case of an emergency situations.The Legal Stuff & Our RulesWe strive to maintain a happy, safe and serene environment for the horses and those who are interested in helping our rescues.Barn Rules*Please read and abide by these barn rules for everyone's safety, well-being, and comfort. 1) Release of Liability:All visitors and volunteers need to understand the risks inherent to an equestrian facility and are required to sign a release of liability in order to be on the property. 2) Volunteers Sign-in/Sign-out:Please be sure to sign in when you get here and out when you leave. This is so that we know who is on the property at any given time, and in order to track volunteer contributions. 3) Age Limits:RVR Horse Rescue strives to ensure the safety of all volunteers, visitors, horses and staff at all times therefore; -Volunteers 13-17 years of age may only come unaccompanied if they have attended a volunteer orientation session and have parent/guardian AND RVR Horse Rescue staff approval to do so. -Volunteers 9-13 years of age must work with parent or guardian at RVR Horse Rescue, supervised at all times. -If under 9 years, please speak with volunteer coordinator about opportunities. 4) Barn Safety & Cleanliness:Keep our barn clean and the aisles clear. Store pitch forks, muck rakes, shovels and buckets safely out of the way. Proper storage eliminates tripping hazards and extends the working life of our tools. If you get it out, PUT IT AWAY. Trash goes into marked trash bins only. Sweep up hair, hoof dirt and other debris when you are done grooming. 5) Main Gate:Always close and secure (chain) the main gate behind you coming in or going out, to prevent animals from wandering onto the road. 6) Doors/Gates/Fences:Check stall doors, and paddock gates. Paddock gates should remain closed at all times, unless all horses are turned in. Tack room and feed/medicine room doors must be closed and latched at all times! 7) No Drugs or Alcohol:No alcohol, or drugs will be tolerated on the property at any time. 8) Safety/Respect:Do not climb on gates, fences, stalls, etc. No yelling, profanity, aggression or drama please. If you notice something that needs repair or looks dangerous, advise a senior volunteer and/or make a note of it and put in office, so that we can attend to it. 9) Supplies:If you break an item, please let a senior volunteer know, or make a note and place it in the office. -Tack: Only use items designated for RVRHR. -Medical Stall: Do not take or use supplies from the medical stall without permission from a senior volunteer. -Shampoos, Detanglers, etc.: Please use only what you need and close the items so that they do not leak out and put them away when finished. 10) Promoting RVR Horse Rescue:You can "like" us on Facebook (facebook.com/rvrhorserescue) or follow us on Twitter (@rvrhorserescue), Instagram (@rvrhorserescue). Feel free to invie your friends to like or follow us too! 11) Safety/Heath of Horses:Because many of the horses here are rescued, please always keep in mind that their history may have been traumatic and as a result their behavior may be unpredictable. Do not run at, yell at , tease, throw or swing items at any of the animals at RVR Horse Rescue. No restraint devices are to be use on the rescue horses. When in doubt, ask or wiat to do it until you get permission. Do not bring whips, riding crops, spurs, hobbles, or tie downs to use on our rescues. If you are concerned about a health or physical issue with a horse, report it to a senior volunteer immediately and do not exercise the horse. 12) Treats/Feeding:Do NOT feed or give treats to the horses or the pig unless approved to do so, as not every horse is allowed treats. If OK to give treats, do NOT feed them by hand but rather put them in a feed bucket. 13) New Horses:New horses will usually have a "Quarantine" sign on their stall or paddock- please read this sign for restrictions and only handle to bring in/out with senior volunteer approval. 14) Stall Cleaning:Do not go in and clean a stall with a horse in it, do not dump shavings with a horse in the stall. A stall is not considered clean until it is mucked, water bucket is filled, and mat swept. Questions, ask a senior volunteer. 15) Dress Code:Always wear appropriate clothing while volunteering at RVR Horse Rescue, closed toe shoes are a requirement. 16) Volunteer Identification:All volunteers are expected to wear RVR Horse Rescue Volunteer bracelets while on property. **NO EXCEPTIONS** Please Check below in regards to above barn rules* Agree Disagree Volunteer Release*I hereby acknowledge that I have voluntarily applied to participate in an activity of volunteering or working around horses with RVR Horse Rescue, Inc. hereinafter referred to as "RVRHR". I understand that the activity of volunteering at RVRHR and being around horses involves numerous inherent risks of injury that are my responsibility, and I assume these risks. I further understand that an animal, irrespective of its training and usual past behavior and characteristics may act or react unpredictably at times based upon instinct or fright which is a risk to be assumed by each participant in the activity. I further understand inherent risks of volunteering at RVRHR means those dangers or conditions which are an integral part of volunteering at RVRHR, including, but not limited to: a. The propensity of horses to behave in ways that may result in injury, harm, or death to persons on or around them. b. The unpredictability of a horse’s reaction to such things as sounds, sudden movement, and unfamiliar objects, persons, or other animals. c. Certain hazards such as surface and subsurface conditions. d. Collisions with other horses or objects. e. The potential of a participant to act in a negligent manner that may contribute to injury to the participant or others, such as failing to maintain control over the animal or not acting within his or her ability. To participate in the activity of volunteering at RVRHR, I hereby agree to release RVRHR, any of its owners, volunteers, agents, employees, or trainers and their agents or employees from liability due to their ordinary negligence, and except in the event of this rescue stable’s gross and willful negligence, I shall bring no claims, demands, actions, and causes of action, and/or litigation, against this rescue or any of its owners, volunteers, agents, employees or trainers or their employees for any economic and non-economic losses due to bodily injury, death, property damage, sustained by me and/or my minor child or legal ward or my horse in relation to the premises and operations of this rescue, including while riding, handling, or otherwise being near horses owned by or in the care, custody and control of this rescue. This agreement is to be considered continuing in nature beyond this date so long as participant engages in the described activities. The parties agree that RVRHR and trainers shall be entitled to all costs and expenses associated with enforcement of the provisions of this agreement including but not limited to reasonable attorney fees. This contract can only be modified in a written agreement that has been signed by all parties. This Contract shall extend to and be binding upon the heirs, personal representatives, successors and assigns of the parties. WARNING Under Florida law, an equine professional is not liable for an injury to, or the death of, a participant in equine activities resulting from the inherent risks of equine activities. I have carefully read and understand this agreement and fully agree with its contents. Agree Disagree Confidentiality Agreement*This is to certify that I as a volunteer or Board member or Chair member of RVR Horse Rescue, understand that any information (written, verbal or other form) obtained during the performance of my duties must remain confidential. This includes all information about members, clients, families, employees and other associate organizations, as well as any other information otherwise marked or known to be confidential. I understand that any unauthorized release or carelessness in the handling of this confidential information is considered a breach of the duty to maintain confidentiality. I further understand that any breach of the duty to maintain confidentiality could be grounds for immediate dismissal and/or possible liability in any legal action arising from such breach. Agree Disagree The Final Questionswe promise Have you signed up for orientation yet?*YesNoIf yes, what date? Check that you have read and comply: Any children's application must be accompanied by an adult application.* I have read and comply, if applicable. Electronic signature: Include full name of person completing this application.*Thank You!After submitting, check for our email to schedule your Meet & Greet. If you don't hear from our volunteer coordinator within 48 hours, please email email@example.com Please print out a copy of your paperwork and bring with you to orientation, it will not only save time but help us save money on office supplies. Remember to bring your driver's license or photo ID with you to your orientation (as applicable).CommentsThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.