Volunteer Information

Rescue 100 has many different volunteer positions  that need to be filled in order to provide the best care for the rescued animals. If you are looking to help then please have a look at the current volunteer positions.

For more information on these positions, email the Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@rescue100.ca .  Please include your name in the subject line.

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1. Volunteer Coordinator

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  • Facilitates orientations, keeps track of volunteer profiles & organizes volunteers.
  • Plans volunteer appreciation events.
  • Works with new volunteers & answers questions.

 

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2. Website design & updating

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  • Continually works with keeping the website up-to-date & user friendly.
  • Must have strong attention to detail, writing skills and knowledge of WordPress.

 

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3. Social Networking

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  • Updates followers on Facebook and Twitter about daily activities and with photos.
  • Creates & promotes events for followers.

 

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4. Trade Show/Display Materials and Forms/Documents

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  • Creates/updates photos & information on horses, success stories, media  etc.
  • Updates and arranges printing of forms for events and web use.

 

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5. Placement Committee

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  • Reviews all Placement Applications for approval and suitability.
  • Committee must include people with knowledge of proper horse keep.
  • Required to meet with Applicants to introduce the herd and answer questions about each individual horse and the application process.

 

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6. Herd Tracking

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  • Must create a binder on every new herd with a page on each individual horse.
  • Every horse must have it’s number, markings, statistics & other information listed as well as have both an arrival and departure photo.

 

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7. Fundraising

  • Responsible for identifying, acquiring, maintaining and tracking sponsors both in monetary and in material donations.
  • Grant writing is also included.

 

8. Youth and Education

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  • Provides information, education and fostering a culture of involvement and engagement for and with the youth volunteers.

 

9. Communication

  • Develops and implements communication strategies through integrated media campaigns, that inform while aligning with Rescue 100 Horses Foundation’s values and mandate.

 

10. Event

  • Plans, organizes and coordinates conferences, meetings, seminars, exhibitions, trade shows, festivals, fundraisers and other special events.

 

11. Administrative

  • Duties may include telephone calls, word processing, creating spreadsheets and presentations, creating and populating databases and filing.

 

12. Logistics

  • Primarily responsible for handling activities related to the accommodation of the horses and volunteers and transportation.

 

13. Horse Socialization

  • We need your help with – Socialization!!!
  • If you feel comfortable going in with the herd we can really use your assistance!
  • Make sure to take a look at the Rescue 100 progress book with each of the horses pictures and what they are currently working on with respect to their training. It will give you an idea of what to expect and what that particular horse is working on.
  • Most of the horses in our care have not had much actual training and we need to prepare them for the next step. We need volunteers willing to come out and just spend some time with the horses, getting them used to people and being touched.  Many of the horses are still quite shy and they need as much hands on as possible.
  • Some of the horses will stand to be pet or brushed, and can use all the love and attention they can get! It would be great if we could get them to a level where anyone can walk up and give any of the horses a pet on the shoulder.
  • From this stage we can then start working on other things – like haltering and picking up their feet. There are brushes available for use on rescue horses, they are in the outdoor shed beside the grain silo.
  • You may have some treats in your pocket as a reward when a horse allows/completes a task.

 

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  • If you are a new volunteer and you would rather help out in another area (ie. not with the horses) please just ask and we’ll find a place for you too!
  • Also, if you’d like an experienced Rescue volunteer to come out with you into the herd until you get to know them please email us at volunteer@rescue100.ca  Please include your name in the subject line.

 

 

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