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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 Basics

    Please 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.
  • 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.
  • List all places of employment from the last 5 years, including phone number for each.
  • List 3 references and their phone numbers
  • By typing your name in this box, you are authorizing us to contact your references.
  • A little more in depth

  • 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.
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  • If yes, please list the organization(s) and phone number(s) for references.
  • By typing your name in this box, you are authorizing us to contact your volunteering references.
  • Some more about you.

  • Don’t worry if you have little of no experience with horses, we have training available for our volunteers!
  • What are you hoping to gain by becoming a volunteer with us at RVR Horse Rescue?
  • Help is always needed, please tell us what area interests you the most. Note: Some categories require board approval & extra experience.
  • Are you possibly interested in adopting a horse or horses from RVR Horse Rescue?
  • Best To Be Prepared

    Emergency Contact information
  • Do you have any medical limitations?
  • Please describe your condition and alert us how to help you in case of an emergency situations.
  • The Legal Stuff & Our Rules

    We strive to maintain a happy, safe and serene environment for the horses and those who are interested in helping our rescues.
  • Please read and abide by these barn rules for everyone's safety, well-being, and comfort.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The Final Questions

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  • Thank You!

    After clicking the SUBMIT button, you should see a screen confirming that your application was submitted. If you don't see that screen, scroll down through the application to fix any missing/incorrect data and then SUBMIT again.

    After submitting, check your email for orientation date and time. If you don't hear from our volunteer coordinator within 48 hours, please email michele@rvrhorserescue.org

    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).
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