Volunteer coordinator for a Therapeutic Horseback riding program
As our Volunteer coordinator you will help to ensure that the interests of volunteers are served and that the volunteer organization remains well staffed. You will coordinate and schedule volunteers on an ongoing basis or organize single events, and keep existing volunteers informed via newsletters or other communications. Another aspect of your position will be to work to actively recruit volunteers for our organization.
The volunteer coordinator must also be outgoing and communicate effectively with a variety of people. Because you will work for mission-driven nonprofit organization, volunteer coordinators must also adhere to the values of our organization and convey its purpose to others.
You may be asked to coordinate the schedules of the volunteers along with the scheduling the riding sessions for our clients. We need a minimum of two volunteers per ride (horse handler/ side walker), but most often three volunteers per ride. Informative e-mails and newsletters are often sent to volunteers to keep them abreast of happenings within our organization and informed of additional opportunities to participate.
The Volunteer coordinator must make an effort to ensure that individual volunteers feel comfortable with their placements and fully understand their responsibilities. You will schedule the initial meeting and observation of a riding session or the execution of barn chores (stalls, feeding, grooming etc.) once the volunteer paperwork has been files, they will be placed on a schedule.
Our riding sessions are early mornings and early evenings (late afternoons). You will need to be present at the ranch for approximately 5 hours per week. You will work closely with the Therapeutic Riding Staff Director and the Executive Director.
- Manage the volunteer match.com site
- Contact new families and old to organize and schedules sessions
- Keep volunteers and family informed of schedules and changes
- Schedule the riding sessions with Riding Coordinator
- Send out schedules to volunteers
- Child Development
- Family Therapy
- Animal Therapy
- Animal Care / Handling
- Special Needs
Good Match For
Teens People 55+
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 7-13 hours per week
- computer or phone communication, responsible, dependable