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volunteer welcome email?

  • 1.  volunteer welcome email?

    Maddie's Fund Staff
    Posted 19 days ago
    Posted on behalf of

    Ashley Victoria

    Who has a volunteer welcome email or something of the sorts they would be willing to share?
    Much appreciated!


    Thank you all for all you do!

    Amber Freiwald
    Maddie's Fund

  • 2.  RE: volunteer welcome email?

    Posted 16 days ago
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    Hi There,

    There are two emails that get sent to new volunteers when they fill out our online volunteer application. One is directly from me and one is automated after filling out the application online. Below is the email I have been sending recently with upcoming training dates and I've attached our more formal welcome email. Let me know if you have any questions.

    Hi There,

    I received your application and am so excited to have you join our volunteer team! We have reopened our doors to the general public as well as volunteers, both at the shelter and for events, etc. There are some trainings involved before volunteering with HSTT. The first is a general orientation. Orientation is for all volunteers and is set up to help you learn more about what we do, how we operate, how we help the communities we serve and opportunities we have for the community to help us. We also require training if you would like to walk/socialize our adoptable dogs and help socialize our cats. Due to COVID, all trainings are held via zoom until further notice. We have two new volunteer training dates set for October.

    October 23rd

    Orientation 9:30-10:15am

    Dog Training 10:15-11:15am

    Cat Training 11:15-11:45am


    October 28th

    Orientation 3-3:45pm

    Dog Training 3:45-4:45pm

    Cat Training 4:45-5:15pm

    Let me know if one of those dates will work for you and I will get you signed up. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out! I look forward to meeting you soon! 

    Erin Ellis
    Community Engagement Director
    Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe

    Volunteer & Community Partnerships Specialist


  • 3.  RE: volunteer welcome email?

    Posted 11 days ago
    Hi Ashley,

    We also have automated emails that go out after a volunteer has attended an orientation session, asking them to fill out an application if interested and directing them to complete our background check.  See below.

    Hope that helps!

    Dear Contact Name,

    Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us and for attending orientation!

    To complete your volunteer application, click the link below. This link is unique to you, please do not share it!

    Application Link

    The final step to our on-boarding process will require a background check. Please complete your background check here:

    Once these have both been completed, and we have checked your references, we will be in touch regarding next steps!

    Let us know if you have any questions!


    Carrie Nydick Finch, MS, LCSW
    Deputy Director of Programs and Strategy

    Case Management &
    Community Partnerships Specialist