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For Our Foal Sitting Volunteers


Orientation Schedule as of 2/15/19

Unfortunately the weather is not cooperating with the possible rescheduling dates for the week of 2/18-22. As such here's what we are doing, all who can come to the next orientation on 2/27 are encouraged to do so. All who cannot come in person we are working with our IT team and we are looking into hosting a LIVE online feed of that orientation, with the added possibility of recording the session for future retention and sharing to those who cannot watch it live.

So if you can change your in person attendance to 2/27 please email Emily at ewd@vet.upenn.edu so she can keep track of the numbers. If you are interested in the live feed, please also email Emily to advise her of this.

Thanks so much for all your patience and dedication to this program!

For 30 years, New Bolton Center has invited volunteers to assist clinicians and staff in caring for mares and foals during the busy foaling season. These “foal sitters” are vital to the functioning of the NICU, making it possible to provide the highest quality of care to patients by ensuring there is enough help to deliver the labor-intensive treatment around the clock.

New Bolton Center currently enlists 100 “foal sitters", about half of them returning volunteers.

Thinking of signing up?

Read our fact sheets, which you can download:


Want to be a Foal Sitter?

For more information about the program, send an email to foalsitters@vet.upenn.edu

New Bolton Center Foal Sitter Sign-up Form

Example: 123-456-7890
Example: john@john.com
Example: 2016
If you live in an apartment, please make sure to include your apartment number.

Foal Sitter Orientation 2019: Feb. 15 Update

Unfortunately the weather is not cooperating with the possible rescheduling dates for the week of 2/18-22. As such here's what we are doing, all who can come to the next orientation on 2/27 are encouraged to do so. All who cannot come in person we are working with our IT team and we are looking into hosting a LIVE online feed of that orientation, with the added possibility of recording the session for future retention and sharing to those who cannot watch it live.

So if you can change your in person attendance to 2/27 please email Emily at ewd@vet.upenn.edu so she can keep track of the numbers. If you are interested in the live feed, please also email Emily to advise her of this.

Thanks so much for all your patience and dedication to this program!

Our second foal sitter orientation this year is being held on Wednesday, February 27, 2019.

Both orientations are being held at New Bolton Center and start at 6 pm.

 

Are you able to attend an on-site orientation?

If yes, which on-site orientation date will you attend?
Exampe: 555-555-5555
 

Foal Sitter Forms & Orientation 

If you are approved as a New Bolton Center foal sitter, you will need to fill out and return some forms, as well as attend Foal Sitters Orientation. If you are unable to attend Orientation, you are required to view the Orientation video.