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Nexus Equine Volunteer Captain

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ORGANIZATION: NEXUS EQUINE INC

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Title: Volunteer Captain (Volunteer Position)

Department: Volunteer

Reports to: Director of Operations Supervises: Volunteers

Purpose of Position: The Volunteer Captain supervises volunteers and provides direction, training, coordination, and consultation for all volunteer functions within Nexus

Duties and Responsibilities (Other duties may be assigned as appropriate.)

  • Develop, promote, and maintain a wide range of volunteer opportunities within the organization
  • Survey staff regularly to assess needs for volunteer assistance
  • Maintain Volunteer Job Descriptions for each volunteer assignment
  • Ensure volunteers are staffed to support the various areas of operations, to include farm visit, exhibits and education, special events, development, and marketing/communications
  • Recommend the most efficient use of volunteers, appropriate volunteer/supervisory mix, and future workforce needs to support volunteer program operations
  • Conduct and/or arrange for volunteer orientation and training Schedule all volunteer activity
  • Develop and manage volunteer policies, procedures, and standards of volunteer service
  • Organize and participate in volunteer recognition programs and special events
  • Evaluate all aspects of volunteer programs to ensure effectiveness and to recommend/implement changes as appropriate
  • Maintain accurate records and provide timely statistical and activity reports on volunteer participation
  • Recruit, interview and place applicants for volunteer work
  • Host and attend recruiting events within the community to attract qualified candidates
  • Work to identify and publicize opportunities for volunteers
  • Develop and maintain relationships with other volunteer organizations within the area
  • Provide ongoing support and guidance for volunteers
  • Maintain schedule of opportunities
  • Work proactively with staff to provide accurate information and assistance to the volunteer

Position Qualifications:

Requirements:

  • Communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to be flexible, self-directed, and motivated
  • Willingness to learn and adapt
  • General computer knowledge

Time Commitments

  • Hours can be flexible depending on volunteer availability
  • Approximately 15 hours per week of time commitment
  • Must be available for special events and training
  • Attendance of regular staff meetings in order to partner with staff

More opportunities with NEXUS EQUINE INC

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About NEXUS EQUINE INC

Location:

6608 S. Manning Road, El Reno, OK, OK 73036, US

Mission Statement

Facilitate alternatives for horses and owners through innovative opportunities and outreach.

Description

Nexus Equine was founded in 2016 to fill a void in equine welfare in Oklahoma. Although Oklahoma has one of the largest horse populations in the United States, there remains a dearth of resources for at-risk horses in Oklahoma. Nexus has positioned itself as a leader in proactive horse adoption and a lifesaving resource for horses in transition. Since inception, Nexus Equine has aggressively increased its’ lifesaving capacity year over year for the overlooked horses of Oklahoma. In 6 short years, Nexus has impacted over 1,000 horses through its adoption and community assistance programs. Surprisingly, Nexus Equine was able to accomplish these impressive numbers and strong momentum without a true home base facility from which to operate. Rather, Nexus Equine operations were spread out through several borrowed locations and foster homes throughout Central Oklahoma.

In 2021, the Nexus Equine team was able to secure a major gift to enable Nexus Equine to relocate into a wonderful new facility. The new facility is located on 160 acres in El Reno and features numerous 4+ acre paddocks, a covered arena, a 19-stall barn, round pens and training corrals. This expanded location will assist in growing the overall capacity of the Nexus Equine Programs. In addition, a home base will allow the team to operate much more efficiently and effectively on behalf of horses in our programs. Nexus Equine is working to expand its volunteer program and welcoming volunteers to the new facility for increased community engagement.

CAUSE AREAS

Animals
Children & Youth
Community
Animals, Children & Youth, Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

6608 S. Manning RoadEl RenoOK, OK 73036

(35.47467,-97.86652)
 

SKILLS

  • Animal Care / Handling
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination
  • Community Outreach
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Project Management

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum of 10 hours per week
  • Team oriented and positive energy!

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