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ORGANIZATION: The Florida Research Institute for Equine Nurturing,Development & Safety, Inc.


Due to COVID-19 we follow safety recommendations so please bring a mask.

Please go to to choose the option that is best for you. Then follow the steps to get started.

Option 1: This opportunity is available and FREE on TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS ONLY. We welcome families, teens and adults of all ages to help. We also welcome groups of 10 or more with prior appointment. This opportunity is intended to bring the world of horses to the people of our community. It is a challenge to bring people in to see what it takes to care for 70+ animals a day, and how to keep a nonprofit going for 34 years. We are Broward Counties oldest and largest horse rescue and only sanctuary. We have been saving Florida's horses since 1987. We'd love to meet you. No experience needed, you will learn as you go! Hope to see you at the ranch!

Option: 2 If you would rather have the opportunity to volunteer Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday please go to and follow the steps to become a member and, choose the date of the orientation & safety class you plan to attend. Once you have done the 1 hour class you can begin volunteering!

1 Shift

  • afternoon / 12:30 PM to 05:30 PM
    Tuesday & Thursday ONLY-chores include: dump/scrub/fill water buckets and troughs, stall cleaning, bathing, grooming, braiding and hands on learning

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About The Florida Research Institute for Equine Nurturing,Development & Safety, Inc.


19801 Sheridan Street, Southwest Ranches, FL 33332, US

Mission Statement

F.R.I.E.N.D.S. mission and vision are to provide a permanent safe haven for all horses that are carriers of EIA within the state of Florida as well as for any horse in immediate need of assistance in Broward County preventing their needless destruction. F.R.I.E.N.D.S. provides sanctuary to all horses we accept. F.R.I.E.N.D.S. does not buy, sell, trade or give away horses. Instead, we offer them a lifetime of sanctuary so these animals will never need help again.


F.R.I.E.N.D.S., Inc. is a non-profit 501 (c)3 organization that was established in 1987. F.R.I.E.N.D.S. offers various programs to the community in an effort to welcome everyone to the world of horses and volunteerism. F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Horse Rescue & Sanctuary rescues all EIA positive horses in Florida, which would otherwise be destroyed. We are a quarantine facility with 52 equine plus other small farm animals. All of our funds go to the direct benefit of the horses. Our ranch provides an alternative to euthanasia for the horses and an opportunity for our members to enjoy the companionship of a horse, which is otherwise too expensive for many people. We have numerous programs and events where families and friends can participate.


Sports & Recreation
Animals, Community, Sports & Recreation


We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 1 shift


19801 Sheridan StreetSouthwest Ranches, FL 33332



  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Equestrian
  • Landscaping
  • Farming


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 13
  • Orientation or Training
  • There is not a regular time commitment for Tuesday and Thursday volunteers. Volunteers may come at 12:30 and leave at 5:30. For members, the Orientation & Safety Class is 1 Hour, then you can begin volunteering.
  • Must dress appropriately and pay attention to instruction. Also, if under 18, adult must come in with a valid ID to sign releases and waivers. For more info prior to coming go to

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