As a volunteer at LifeStriders: I acknowledge the risk of a horseback-riding program. However, I feel that the possible benefits to myself and the clients I work with, are greater than the risk I assume. I hereby, intending to be legally bound, for myself, my heirs and assigns, executors or administrators waive, and release forever all claims for damage against LifeStriders Inc., its Board of Directors, instructors, therapists, volunteers, and or employees for any and all injuries and or losses I may sustain, while participating in LifeStriders program. All Volunteers and guests (guests = participants, siblings, parents, other relatives, friends) entering LifeStriders premises understand that they will be in contact with animals, and assume the risk of injury, and that it is possible that I or my guest(s) be bitten, scratched, and/or otherwise injured while on LifeStriders premises. I also understand that I or my guest(s) may be exposed to equine and/or other animal illness and disease and that it is also possible that I or my guest(s) could indirectly expose other animals to such illness and disease. My signature to this liability release attests to my, and my guest(s) intent to hold harmless and release from all liability against LifeStriders Inc., its Board of Directors, instructors, therapists, volunteers, and or employees for any and all injuries and or losses I or my guest(s) may sustain, while attending LifeStriders premises.
(if volunteer is under age 18)
This Authorization includes x-rays, surgery, hospitalization, and
medication and any treatment deemed “life saving” by the physician. This
provision will only be invoked if the person above is unable to be reached.
Print Name: _________________________________________________________________
Date ___________________ Consent Signature ____________________________________
(Volunteer Parent or Guardian if volunteer is under age 18)
I do not give my consent for emergency medical treatment/aid in the case of
illness or injury during the process of volunteering or while on the property
of the agency. In the event that emergency treatment/aid is required, I wish
the following procedure to take place:
Print Name: _________________________________________________Date ______________
Non-Consent Signature _______________________________________ Date ______________
(Volunteer Parent or Guardian if volunteer is under age 18)
LifeStriders strives to provide a safe riding experience for all of our participants and requires that all participants, families and volunteers abide by our safety regulations. Please review and sign our safety rules.
I have read and understand LifeStriders Safety Policy
Volunteer Signature: _____________________________________________ Date_________
Participant Signature: ____________________________________________ Date_________
Parent/Guardian Signature: ________________________________________ Date_________
LifeStriders relies greatly on volunteers as important members of the team who provide services to and assist our clients. We also recognize the extreme importance of the safety and well-being of our clients, volunteers, staff, guests and animals. All Volunteers and guests (guests = participants, siblings, parents, other relatives, friends) are expected to follow LifeStriders rules and policies and may not engage in disruptive, unsafe or inappropriate behavior. In the event a volunteer or guest does not comply, the following actions may be taken:
Breaking of LifeStriders rules and /or policies and procedures may be followed by a verbal warning from LifeStriders Staff to be documented in the incident report book.
Breaking of LifeStriders rules and/or policies and procedures for a second time will be followed by a Personnel/Staff meeting for discussion regarding the infraction. The purpose of the meeting is to determine the exact reason the infraction occurred for second time and discuss with the volunteer/guest how to avoid the circumstance ever occurring again. This meeting will be documented and placed in the incident report book.
Immediate dismissal from the property and organization will occur for:
I have read and understand the policies and program rules by which LifeStriders operates. By signing below, I indicate my willingness to abide by these rules and policies. I further understand that failure to comply with these policies and rules will result in discharge from the program.
Thank you for inquiring about volunteer opportunities at LifeStriders. Please review the following positions available. Applicants may sign up for more than one position per session.
In order to ensure safety and continuity of service for our clients, LifeStriders aims to have three
committed volunteers per rider. We require prospective volunteers to commit to 1 lesson a week
(minimum) for an 6-8 week session that they can attend regularly. This way we are sure not to
disappoint a child or rider who has eagerly been waiting to ride all week long.
Side walkers and Leaders assist in therapeutic riding classes as well as horse care. We need interested people willing to commit to an ongoing volunteer position (6-8 weeks). Interested volunteers will be provided training.
Skills and requirements: Must be at least 13 years old. Must be able to walk for 45 minute sessions and not be afraid of horses. Horse experience preferred but not required.
This ongoing volunteer position assists the barn manager with various horse care and barn chores and basic grounds keeping. Helpers also assist with preparing horses for lessons (grooming, tacking etc.) and assisting instructors set up arenas or other jobs as needed
Skills and Requirements: Must be at least 12 years of age and not afraid of horses. Horse experience or work with disabled individuals is not required, but is a plus.
This ongoing position assists staff write and submit grant applications, plans and coordinates fundraising events and works to help staff with special events. Flexible hours, work from home or in office.
Please keep this checklist, and bring it with you to your orientation. As you are instructed in certain fields, please ask your instructor/volunteer to initial the related checkbox. Please alert staff if you have been unable to receive training in all fields. Please hand in to staff when your checklist is complete.