Please complete this application form if you are interested in becoming a Therapeutic Riding of Tucson volunteer. Once you complete the form, click the Continue button at the bottom. You will receive a follow up email from our Volunteer Coordinator when your application has been processed. Please send any questions to volunteer@trotarizona.org or call us in the office at 520-749-2360.


Contact Information


Emergency Contact Information


If under 18 years of age

Volunteers under the age of 18 will need to make an appointment to visit TROT with their legal guardian to sign documents in person. Please list the following information if you are under 18 years of age.



Health History


Interest

Please check areas in which you are interested in volunteering.



Availability

Please check the days and time of week that work best with your schedule. These times will not limit your participation but give us a good idea of what classes and tasks to match you with.



Orientation

Prior to volunteering at TROT, you will be required to complete an Orientation and subsequent trainings based on your field of interest. Please select which Orientation you will be able to attend.



Photo Release

I hereby grant Therapeutic Riding of Tucson (TROT) permission to use any and all photographs, slides and any other audiovisual materials in which I may appear for the express purpose of promoting the TROT program and do not expect, nor shall receive any monetary reimbursement for this authorization.



Confidentiality Agreement

I understand that any personal or identifying information that I learn about my clients through my association with Therapeutic Riding of Tucson (TROT) will remain confidential. I agree to refrain from discussing such details as: client's names, specific diagnosis, and behaviors with anyone outside the program or with another program member in a public circumstance where others may hear me.


I understand the importance and necessity of preserving our client's anonymity and privacy and will abide by this agreement.



Liability Release Agreement

I understand that there are inherent risks of injury, including death, when participating in an equine activity, which risks included but are not limited to (1) the propensity of an equine to behave in ways that may result in injury or death to persons on or around them, (2) the predictability of an equine's reaction to such things as sounds, sudden movement and unfamiliar objects, persons or object animals, (3) hazards such as surface and sub-surface conditionals, (4) collisions with equine or objects, and (5) the potential negligence of another participant, such as failing to maintain control over the equine, or not acting within the participant's ability. Knowing and understanding the risks of participating in an equine activity; including injury and death to my person and damage to my personal property, I expressly choose to assume these risks. Further, on behalf of myself, my heirs, successors, representative, and assigns, I hereby unconditionally release any and all claims and causes of actions against equine activity sponsor Therapeutic Riding of Tucson (TROT) and its/their owners, shareholders, officers, directors, principals, employees, agents, representatives and any other personnel, for injury including death, and for any damage to personal property, which may incur as a result of my participation in this equine activity. I agree to indemnify the above-described equine activity sponsor (including its/their above-described persons and entities) from any and all claims and causes of action brought by or on behalf of said participant at any time.



Volunteer Dismissal Policy

All participants, volunteers and guests may be asked to leave the center for any of the following reasons:

a) Disruptive behavior that is counterproductive to the benefit of anyone equine or human at TROT.

b) Any purposeful act of compromised safety related to any equine, human or self at TROT.

c) No longer suited, willing or able to perform activities at TROT safely or as directed.


Procedure:

1. All participants/volunteers/guests who meet the criteria of dismissal will be asked to meet with the Executive Director to discuss the behavior/issue in question.

2. The Executive Director, working with the Program Director and Volunteer Coordinator, will work to educate and outline the appropriate expected behavior of the participant/volunteer/guest at TROT.

3. If the volunteer is willing to perform the expected behavior/task, then support and further education will be implemented by the TROT staff.

4. If the participant is not receptive to the expectation of behavior, the volunteer will leave the TROT program and be dismissed from the TROT property and returning in the future without permission.

5. The volunteer will be sent a signed, dated letter confirming the expected actions as a result of the meeting.

6. An additional copy of the letter will be printed and placed in the volunteer's file.


I understand the dismissal policy and the need for my behavior and actions to align with the expectations as outlined above.



Volunteer Login

In order to use our online portal and have access to up to date volunteer needs and your schedule, you will need to set a password for your account. Enter your password below. Please note that you will not have access to the volunteer portal until your application has been processed.