Ways to Volunteer

There are so many opportunities and ways to make an impact by volunteering your time - there is bound to be that is just perfect fit for you!  Thanks so much for your willingness to help us out!

AM Barn Chores   

  • Duties
    • Shift:  9am-Noon
    • Pick manure from stalls/turnouts.
    • Check, and scrub, fill water buckets as needed.
    • Sweeping, general cleaning, special projects as needed.
  • Qualifications
    • Must be available to volunteer the same day every week.
    • High degree of reliability.
    • Involves lifting heavy weight.
    • Experience working around horses is helpful, but not required.

 AM Horse Feeding

  • Duties
    • Shift:  9am-Noon
    • Distribute correct quantities of hay and grain for each horse as instructed.
    • Monitor all horses’ health and well-being.
    • Note any health or safety issues and report them immediately.
  • Qualifications
    • Must be available to volunteer the same day every week.
    • High degree of reliability.
    • Ability to accurately measure and mix feed, supplements, and medications as instructed.
    • Involves lifting heavy weight.
    • Experience working around horses is helpful, but not required.

 PM Barn Chores

  • Duties
    • Shift: 4pm-6pm
    • Pick manure from stalls/paddocks.
    • Check, and scrub, fill water buckets as needed.
    • Sweeping, general cleaning, special projects as needed.
  • Qualifications
    • Must be available to volunteer the same day every week.
    • High degree of reliability.
    • Involves lifting heavy weight.
    • Experience working around horses is helpful, but not required.

 PM Horse Feeding

  • Duties
    • Shift is from 4pm-6pm.
    • Distribute correct quantities of hay and grain for each horse as instructed.
    • Monitor all horses’ health and well-being.
    • Note any health or safety issues and report them immediately.
  • Qualifications
    • Must be available to volunteer the same day every week.
    • High degree of reliability.
    • Ability to accurately measure and mix feed, supplements, and medications as instructed.
    • Involves lifting heavy weight.
    • Experience working around horses is helpful, but not required.

 Fundraising

  • Duties
    • Work with Development Director to plan and implement effective fund-raising ideas and events.
    • Assist at any of our many events throughout the year.
      • Horse Show
      • Work Party
      • Dinner/Auction
      • Others
  • Qualifications
    • Minimum age:  19
    • Organized, attention to detail.
    • Enjoys people and events.

 Hauling Horses

  • Duties
    • Transport horses as needed to/from the barn.
  • Qualifications
    • Minimum age:  25
    • Licensed driver with experience hauling horses.
    • Access to truck and horse trailer in good condition.
    • Must have own insurance.

 Maintenance / Construction

  • Duties
    • Shift: Sundays, 9am-Noon
    • Weekly maintenance/repair of stables.
    • Pasture & fence maintenance.
    • Lawn mowing and weed whacking.
    • Painting.
    • Occasional building projects.
  • Qualifications
    • Construction related knowledge/experience helpful but not required.

 Office / Clerical

  • Duties
    • Shift:  Saturdays, 9am-Noon
    • Copying various papers as needed.
    • Computer work and filing.
    • Writing letters, stuffing envelopes, sealing, etc.
    • Phone calls to do reference checking on prospective adopters.
    • Report findings to Adoption Coordinator in a timely manner.
  • Qualifications
    • Minimum Age:  16
    • Ability to complete tasks efficiently.
    • Pleasant phone manner.
    • Office / clerical experience helpful but not required.
    • Some knowledge/experience of general horse-keeping best practices helpful but not required.

 Site Checker

  • Duties
    • Shift: as needed/scheduled
    • Travel to the location prospective adopter intends to keep horse.
    • Inspect the pasture, fencing, and shelter.
    • Take photographs to document conditions.
    • Report findings to Adoption Coordinator in a timely manner.
  • Qualifications
    • Minimum Age:  21
    • Access to reliable transportation and own insurance.
    • Access to reasonable quality camera.
    • Some knowledge/experience with general horse-keeping best practices required.
    • Ability to complete assignment in a timely manner.

 Night Checker

  • Duties
    • Shift:  9pm-10pm
    • Walk through barn and observe each horse, looking for any issues.
    • If horse is injured or in distress, report immediately, calling emergency Vet when appropriate.
  • Qualifications
    • Minimum Age:  21
    • High degree of reliability.
    • Requires knowledge of horse anatomy/behavior/illness.
    • Ability to recognize symptoms of distress.