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What do volunteers do at REINS?

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FAQs  –  Volunteering FAQ

Volunteer Routine

When you first arrive at REINS for your volunteering shift there are some things you need to do:

  1. Sign In!!! This is the way we keep track of your hours for your training milestones and for school or work so it is very important to sign in.
  2. Put on your name tag.
  3. Report to an instructor.
  4. Check Lesson Board for your lesson assignment or for any volunteer jobs.
  5. Get started!!!
  6. At the end of the day please log out and put back your name tag.

Volunteer Milestones

First Day:

-You will have an orientation with our Volunteer Coordinator, Chris Merry, or another staff member. You will be learning about our Tack Room, Lesson Board, grooming etc. We will give you a temporary name tag that you will need to wear at all times while here at REINS. You must be with another volunteer or instructor at all times until you have completed a group training session.

Level One (Red) Group Training:

-After you have gone through Volunteer Orientation and completed approximately 50-100 hours of volunteer work here at REINS you will be eligible for the Level One Group Training. One of the REINS Instructors or the Volunteer Coordinator will nominate you for the Level One Group Training Session. Upon successful completion of the Level One Group Training, you will be given a round REINS badge with your name on it. Please wear it so that REINS staff, students and parents will know who you are. At this time you will be able to sidewalk during lessons and do basic grooming.

Level Two (Blue) Group Training:

After spending more time at REINS, you will become experienced with our routine and how you can assist us. Once you have completed at least 100-200 hours or more of volunteer work here at REINS you will be eligible for the Level Two Group Training Session. A REINS Instructor or the Volunteer Coordinator will nominate you for the Level Two Group Training Session. Upon successful completion of this training your responsibilities will have increased. You will now be able to get horses from the pasture without a partner and lead horses in lessons.

Written by REINS Staff Last Updated on Sunday, November 22, 2009

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