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Virginia Equine Welfare Society

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 258 people are interested

  • Horse Care - Hands on horse care, mucking stalls, feeding, grooming, property maintenance, etc.
  • Information Booth - Help with educational programs presented by VEWS. Help at information booths by assisting in setting up the booth and speaking to the public about horse neglect/abuse and inform the public about VEWS and our mission.
  • Fundraising - Help organize and work fundraising events like formal fundraising events, information/merchandise booths, sell raffle or event tickets, concessions, sales and other special events.
  • Miscellaneous - VEWS needs volunteers for many things that come up periodically or are a one-time occurrence.
  • Barn Checks Follow up on fostered and adopted equines and do facility checks on potential adopters or foster homes
  • Horse Training - Many horses that come into VEWS will not have received proper training in their former life. It is the intention of VEWS to provide proper ground and under saddle training, where necessary, to ensure the horse has the best chance of being adopted and finding their forever home.

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About Virginia Equine Welfare Society


PO Box 90, Studley, VA 23162, US

Mission Statement

The Virginia Equine Welfare Society, Inc. (VEWS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit all volunteer based Virginia corporation working to prevent equine abuse and neglect. Our mission is to rescue and rehabilitate equines in need and to prevent equine abuse and neglect through education and community awareness. We provide safe housing, medical and rehabilitation services to abused neglected, abandoned, unwanted and other at-risk equines and eventually, at the appropriate time, place them into caring, compatible adoptive homes. Due to the nature of our work with abused horses the age requirement for volunteering is 14.


VEWS educates equine owners on the proper care and handling of their horses. We work strictly within the boundaries of the law to help law enforcement officials remove equines from owners when education of the owner has failed.

VEWS offers education to the public about the problem of neglect and abuse by setting up and staffing information booths at public events including fairs, horse shows, fundraising events, etc.

VEWS offers education to law enforcement officers/animal control officers and the public on how to effectively investigate equine cruelty cases through our three day Equine Cruelty Investigator Training Class.

VEWS provides rehabilitation services including transportation, safe housing, veterinary care, farrier care, proper nutrition and anything else required for the individual animal in order to restore them to optimal health. Rehabilitation and retraining is paramount in order to find our equines forever homes.

Due to the nature of our work with abused horses the age requirement for volunteering is 14.



We'll work with your schedule.


Hanover County, nearAshland, VA 23005



  • Animal Therapy
  • Animal Care / Handling


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Orientation or Training
  • Barn shifts are approximately 1.5 -2 hours each. Two shifts every day. Morning and late afternoon. No horse experience needed-training provided.
  • Volunteers 14 and up. 14-15 yo need to be accompanied by parent/guardian.

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