Interested in volunteering at Kopper Top? We're glad you are! Just to forewarn you,
volunteering here is not for the faint of heart! Working on a farm is hard, dirty,
gruelling work. But the rewards reaped for gallant effort are priceless..and the
miracles you will see happen will change your life for good! We welcome individual
volunteers, as well as groups (church groups, school groups, Boy and Girl Scout groups,
etc). Below are some of the requirements and expectations from our volunteers, as
well as opportunities for volunteers, and the volunteer paperwork forms.
Requirements for volunteers:
* 14 years of age or older
* A love for animals
* A desire to help the people we are serving
* Honesty and integrity
* Diligence and initiative
* Willingness to follow instructions
* Willingness to learn
* Willingness to do "menial" tasks (mucking, etc) and get very dirty!
* Willingness to do whatever needs done
* Willingness to work hard!!!
Kopper Top volunteers are solely volunteers. They freely give of their own time,
energy, and resources. They are not paid with money whatsoever, but many say the
interaction with the animals and the ability to help people is pay enough for them.
Expectations from volunteers
Volunteers are expected to behave in a mature, professional manner and set a good
example for the children and clients we are serving. All animals and people are to
be treated with respect at all times! The animals and the clients come first! Volunteers
are expected to complete all assigned duties properly and punctually, and to work
together with one another as a team. Because most of our work is outdoors, be prepared
to spend the day outside in the temperatures and elements. The purpose of volunteering
at Kopper Top is to help other people and to care for the animals and facility that
make our work possible. This often requires hard work and self-sacrifice. If you
are willing to lay yourself aside, follow directions from authority, and give to
others, the rewards you will reap for investing in other's lives will change your
life for the good!
Opportunities for volunteers:
* Fundraising! (This is a big one!)
* Horse handlers and sidewalkers for HOOVES lessons
* Taking animals to nursing homes for PAAWS
* Cleaning cages, stalls, runs
* Taking care of the animals and plants
* Help with Camp FreeSppirit
* Vehicle, building, and grounds maintenance
Volunteers are asked to fill out these forms before volunteering with us (All the
necessary forms are included in the link below). Forms include volunteer information,
emergency medical information, liability and release, and acknowledgement of client
confidentiality. Volunteer training is on the job! Thanks so much!