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Front Desk Office Volunteer on a Horse Farm

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ORGANIZATION: OLD FRIENDS INC

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What is an Office Volunteer?
The Visitors Center at Old Friends is also our office and gift shop, and it’s a busy place. Visitors to the farm check-in at the Visitors Center for tours, dignitaries and media representatives are greeted there. Additionally, all the administrative and clerical tasks associated with Old Friends are accomplished by the staff and Volunteers at the Visitors Center. Office Volunteers assist in typical clerical and administrative duties, operate the cash register, and greet guests. If you have office skills, there’s a place for you at Old Friends as a valued Volunteer. The location for this position is at our main farm at 1841 Paynes Depot Road, Georgetown, Kentucky

Duties of Position
Office Volunteers may be assigned one or several of the following tasks, depending on their skills, aptitudes, and interests. Front desk: answer phone and respond to general questions about the Old Friends mission and tour schedule. Assist in the gift shop and operate cash register/credit card terminal, help with stocking gift shop items. Other general office tasks. Might be some carrot cutting! Volunteer will be trained to answer questions (or offer to find the answers to questions) relating to the organization, the horse racing industry, and the horses who live at Old Friends. Volunteer should have a friendly, outgoing personality and be able to work effectively as a team member.

Scheduling
Volunteer ideally can commit to one or two days a week on a regular basis from 9:00 to 3:30.

Responsibilities
Volunteer will dress neatly and present a positive attitude towards the Old Friends organization and its mission, and will work with Old Friends staff and other volunteers to establish a working knowledge of the organization, the horse racing industry, and the horses who live at Old Friends.

Qualifications/
Requirements
Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age and must present a professional attitude and neat appearance.

Orientation and/or
Training Volunteers will work closely with the Office Manager and other Volunteers to receive on-the-job training.

Learn more about us here: http://www.oldfriendsequine.org and
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSLddAalYP4

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About OLD FRIENDS INC

Location:

1841 PAYNES DEPOT RD, GEORGETOWN, KY 40324, US

Mission Statement

Old Friends provides a dignified retirement to Thoroughbreds whose racing and breeding careers have come to an end. By promoting these one-time celebrated horses through a campaign of education and tourism, we hope to raise awareness of all equines in need.

Description

Founded in 2003 by former Boston Globe film critic Michael Blowen, Old Friends now cares for more than 160 horses across three states whose racing and breeding careers came to an end. A "living history museum of horse racing", the farm attracts nearly 20,000 tourists annually that get up close and personal with such stars of the turf as Kentucky Derby and Preakness winners Silver Charm and War Emblem, Belmont winner Sarava, three-time Santa Anita Handicap winner Game On Dude, Seabiscuit movie star Popcorn Deelites, Breeders’ Cup Champion Amazombie, and Hollywood Gold Cup winner Rail Trip.

But every horse at Old Friends has a story to tell, and visitors to the farms can hear them all. The farm is open to the public daily for guided walking tours. Our guests come to visit a few ex-racehorses, but they often leave having been touched by the heart of a Thoroughbred hero.

CAUSE AREAS

Animals
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WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1841 Paynes Depot RdGeorgetown, KY 40324

(38.17939,-84.59608)
 

SKILLS

  • Office Reception
  • Customer Service

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • One day a week. Perhaps substitute on occasion other days.

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