Volunteering is the practice of people working on behalf of others without being motivated by financial or material gain.
Volunteering is considered an altruistic activity, intended to promote good or improve human quality of life.
Bonelli MAU is a Volunteer organization.
Welcome!!! If you have come here you must be seriously considering a great volunteer opportunity for you and your horse. As a Bonelli MAU Certified Volunteer you will certify as a horse and rider team. Confidence on the trail is needed and the four days of four hour training sessions offers an opportunity to practice with a group horses and with a variety of sensory obstacles. This will help you identify areas where you may need improvement working on your own or with a trainer on your own time. Prospective members must certify within one year of submitting the Volunteer Application.
After passing the County Horse and Rider Proficiency Test, as a Certified Volunteer you must ride a minimum number of hours per month; after all we are Volunteers who signed up to assist the guests of Bonelli Park. Please review the New Member Forms & Information page to help you determine if you think you and your horse are certifiable?! We hope to see you at our next meeting!!
Every potential MAU volunteer must complete the Volunteer Application. The application can be downloaded from this web site or obtained from a Parks and Recreation Facility. The application should be returned to the Bonelli MAU. The potential MAU volunteer shall also receive and sign the receipt of the Volunteer Manual which explains volunteer guidelines and policies.
Since we deal with the public in our day to day operations, every MAU volunteer applicant must pass a background check prior to the start of their service with the Department. The background check consists of a criminal history report from the California Department of Justice via Live-Scanning.
Not all convictions are exclusionary to our volunteer programs. The general area of concern are violent or sexual crimes or crimes against children or the elderly. Failure to disclose a conviction, that has not been dismissed per section 1203.4 of the California Penal Code, on the application will be grounds for dismissal, or rejection of the application.
Upon the completion and submittal of the Volunteer Application, the MAU volunteer applicant must be finger printed by Scan Request and will be directed to the proper Parks and Recreation Facility where the MAU volunteer applicant can be scanned. The applicant must present their identification at the Live Scan facility such as a California Driver’s License, California ID, or other government issued identification.
Once the Live Scan and background check have been completed the MAU volunteer may begin the training process with the Bonelli MAU and be directed where to have a photo ID picture taken to begin processing for an ID badge.
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If so Click Here for a printable list of the Forms and Applications required and Click Here for directions to our meeting.