The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Horse Care - Hands on horse care, mucking stalls, feeding, grooming, first aid, 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.
Transporter - Move horses where needed. Must have own truck and trailer.
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.