Newfoundland Pony Conservancy Center rules and Guidelines for Volunteers
The Newfoundland Pony Conservancy Center (NPCC) is an all volunteer run, non-profit organization. We depend completely on volunteers to help with many aspects of the sanctuary. Our board of directors are also ALL volunteers.
The Newfoundland Pony Conservancy Center is an organization whose mission is to preserve the critically endangered Newfoundland Pony. To do this we ask that when you consider volunteering here that you please leave any “horse knowledge” or “equine expertise” at the door. Please let us train you on what this breed specific organization does and needs for you to do.
We pride ourselves on teaching coexistence, whether it is to coexist with people and ponies, or people to people. Only kindness is allowed. Anything deemed unkind will result in your being asked to leave & possibly not be welcomed back.
We are not a riding establishment. Your volunteer time will not include riding. If that is what you are looking to "earn" here, there are many riding establishments in the area that may be a better fit for you. We are here to teach about the breed, and to raise money to support our mission through donations. Volunteers represent NPCC and play an important part in our mission
Some things we do NOT do here-
Train ponies. (Only the director decides who gets training and by whom.)
Show ponies or promote showing.
Give riding lessons.
Give pony rides.
Pay any volunteers.
Receive assistance from any government, corporate, or rare breed organizations.
Speak negatively about the center, and/or the people who volunteer here to anyone but directly to the Director or a board member. The ONLY thing this sort of behavior, gossip, and negativity does is ultimately hurt the ponies. Our mission is to help this breed survive; all efforts, behaviors, and conduct effect the ponies. Decisions on what is appropriate or not is based on how it effects our mission and ponies, ALWAYS.
By affixing my name below, at the bottom of the Volunteer Applcation, I state that I understand both the spirit and the letter of the above expectations and agree to fulfill them to the best of my ability.