Volunteer of the Month

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When did you start volunteering at Oliver & Friends?

April 2018

What is your favorite thing about volunteering at Oliver & Friends?

Aside from interaction with the animals, contributing to such an amazing mission is so uplifting. I feel I get much more out of it than I give.

Who is your favorite resident on the farm?

This is really hard to answer, because I love them all… but I guess EmmyMoo. She arrived a little before I started volunteering, and she is so sweet and trusting. I loved how she sucked on my fingers, but now I love her vocal, bossy self!!! She makes me feel needed and appreciated.

What is one thing you wish people understood about farm rescue?

There is so much involved in saving and caring for animals!!! There are constant veterinary appointments, phone calls, social media posts, retrieving new rescues from all over (with minimal to zero notice), transporting babies to their forever homes, building and maintaining enclosures, buying feed, planning and hosting events… Oh, and then there is feeding, watering, and loving on the animals. That isn’t even a fully inclusive list, just the top priorities. We have to make difficult decisions sometimes, on top of wondering how we will afford to care for the animals.

If you could be one resident for a day, who would it be and why?

Trooper! I’m so thankful he was saved from his horrific circumstances, and that he is still so loving! I love how he raises and loves all the “Imothys” too! I can only hope to have that type of love, trust and compassion.

 

Get Involved

interested in volunteering with oliver and friends?

Oliver and Friends has a committed and well trained staff of volunteers. Experience working with farm animals is not required, just a compassion filled heart, patience and a willingness to learn!

If you are interested in volunteering with Oliver and Friends, please request to join our Facebook Group, and submit a volunteer waiver below! You may submit a digital copy or a physical copy.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at oliverandfriendsvolunteers@gmail.com.

or fill out the digital version below!

*Submitting an electronic signature is legally binding, please read the release below prior to submission.

The Undersigned, knowingly and voluntarily acknowledges that they have been fully informed of the inherent risks and hazards associated with participating in activities that involve large animals, as well as volunteer and caregiver duties on a site where animals reside. Also, the undersigned understands that these risks and hazards can possibly lead to severe injuries from the animals at Oliver and Friends Farm Rescue and Sanctuary (hereinafter referred to as “Sanctuary”) as well as risks associated with manual labor at the Sanctuary. The Undersigned, wishes to proceed and freely accepts and expressly assumes all liability of risk, danger, and hazards that may arise from volunteering at the Sanctuary, which could result in personal injury, loss of life, and property damage. The Undersigned, for himself/herself, and personal representatives, assigns, heirs and next of kin, or any of them, hereby Covenants Not To Sue and Releases, Waives, Discharges, Oliver and Friends Farm Rescue and Sanctuary, and its owner, board of directors, employees, volunteers, and each of them, (for all purposes herein referred to as Releasees), from ALL liability to the Undersigned, their personal representatives, assigns, heirs and next of kin for all loss or damage and any claims or demands therefore, on account of injury to the Undersigned, whether caused by the negligence of Releasees or otherwise while the Undersigned is on the grounds of Oliver and Friends Farm Rescue and Sanctuary . The Undersigned acknowledges that no oral representations, statements or inducements apart from the foregoing written Waiver and Release have been made and that this Waiver and Release shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of Oklahoma. The Undersigned agrees that if any provision of this Waiver and Release is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision shall be severed from this Waiver and Release and the remainder of this Waiver and Release will then be construed as though the unenforceable provision had never been contained in this Waiver and Release.

The Undersigned declares that he/she is of legal age (18 years of age or older) and is competent to sign this Waiver and Release. Or, if volunteer is not 18 years of age or older, the volunteer’s parent or legal guardian shall sign on his/her behalf, and that the parent or legal guardian is in complete understanding and concurrence with this Waiver and Release.

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