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.
Our non-profit counseling center is located at a small farm in Lakewood, CO. We have 16 resident animals that have all been re-homed or rescued by us and help our clients with mental and behavioral health issues. Most of our clients are under the age of 18 and suffer from abuse and other forms of trauma. Volunteers are joined in teams to work in the mornings to help care for the animals and get the farm ready for the day. Requires a weekly commitment of 2 hours per week (usually 8:00 - 10:00 am) for 9 months minimum. All volunteers are trained to work with the animals, including basic horse and goat care. Immediate need for Monday and Tuesday and Saturday mornings.