Whether you are a novice and want to learn about horses from the ground up, or an experienced horse person that wants to share your time and expertise, we can always use your help! Cleaning, grooming and natural horsemanship type ground work are what we do most, but we also make time for play and, you might receive a special healing or message from some of our resident horses!
If you have always wanted a horse for yourself, but never had the people or the place to let you learn, well here is your opportunity! You will learn first hand about the best holistic care, feeding and handling of horses, some with very special needs. Volunteering for a horse rescue is something that comes from the heart. You must have a love and passion for horses, since you may not realize how much time and dedication this requires. As you work with these wonderful animals, you will be surprised how much you learn about yourself. Being around horses is the best therapy in the world!
We are happy to help students earn school credits and all ages are welcome. We encourage the parents of minors to observe or participate for at least a day with their children, so that they can feel comfortable and share their experience with them. A signed volunteer release form and your own medical insurance are required.
Please visit the Volunteer Page on our website to schedule the dates you would like to volunteer. https://www.saffyresanctuary.org/volunteers
You must attend an orientation day prior to scheduling a regular volunteer day. Thank you for your interest in our organization and we look forward to meeting you!
OUR MISSION : TO RESCUE AND REHABILITATE HORSES, AND HEAL THE WORLD WE SHARE!
Barn Supervisor for Horse Rescue
Have you always wanted to work with horses? Did you possibly have them when you were younger, but having your own horse seemed impossible as an adult? Do you have extra time to give, but have not found the right fit for your skills?
We have a great opportunity for you to live you dream of working with horses while making a valuable contribution to our community!
Saffyre Sanctuary, a 100% volunteer organization, is looking for two or three able bodied retired or semi-retired adults to supervise the barn for our resident sanctuary horses 3-4 days per week.
Hours are from 3 PM to approximately 8 PM (5-6 hours per day)
Great safe outside opportunity and good exercise (you can finally get out of the house!)
Qualities we are looking for:
Attention to detail
Can do heavy lifting and manual labor
Able to follow directions
Able to supervise and delegate tasks
Kind leadership and great organizational skills (OCD is a plus!)
Good people skills and good with young adults
Some understanding of horse behavior and their health related issues
Spiritual beliefs and an open mind is a big plus
Dedication, love, and kindness to all living things
Tasks include stall cleaning, feeding hay, preparing custom equine meals, barn maintenance, care of horses, including grooming and turn out, instructing other volunteers, and having a good time!
We are willing to train the perfect applicants!
Children & Youth
We'll work with your schedule.
9839 Sunland Blvd.Shadow Hills, CA91040
November 13, 2020
Animal Care / Handling
Must be at least 12
Orientation or Training
Minors under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for volunteer training. Your own medical insurance is required