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Daily Help Needed in Caring for our Gorgeous Herd of Horses

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

Do you love horses? Want a way to serve your community and the animals in it? Want to be around horses, fun people, and get "Barn Fit"? We need daily volunteers!

TO BECOME A SUNSHINE VOLUNTEER, go to our website, www.sunshinehorses.com, fill out the Volunteer Application on the Volunteer page and we will contact you to attend our Orientation and Tour. There are two shifts per day, about 7:30-10:30 am and about 4:30-7:30 pm. Help is especially needed during the weekdays. We have a Training Program and will teach you what you need to know. We need people to feed and care for our herd.

Duties included: feeding, haltering, leading horses, mucking stalls, cleaning and filling water buckets, and grooming.

Men, women, and families, please consider giving some of your time to a worthy cause. Our volunteers range from 16-80+ years old. There is a way for all to help. No experience needed- We will train you. Children 16 and under must have a parent present.

Are you handy with tools or machinery? We could use your "handyman/handywoman" skills in maintaining our barn. Lots of odd jobs need attention. Repairing and painting fences is an ongoing project that requires attention all year long.

Do you have horse riding experience? Are you interested in becoming a trainer? We are always looking for experienced horse people to help us retrain and rehome our herd.

In addition to our basic daily need for volunteers, we could also use behind-the-scenes help with fundraising, event planning, and administrative help... AND ALWAYS need financial support too. We have a lot of horses- currently in their late 20's and 30's and costs are high for care. Please consider a donation.

We are located at 3711 Verplank Rd, Clay, New York. Easy to get to from Rt.481, near Great Northern Mall. Please check us out at www.sunshinehorses.org for more information.

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3721 Verplank Rd, Clay, NY 13041, US

Mission Statement

HELPING HORSES, HELPING PEOPLE Sunshine Horses, Inc. is a non-profit, independent adoption agency and rescue facility for horses located in Clay, NY. Founded in 2003, Sunshine has found loving homes for more than 280 horses. We specialize in retraining and rehoming retired Standardbred racehorses. However, Sunshine works with all horse breeds and prepares them for their forever homes. Sunshine Horses, Inc. is the largest Standardbred adoption group and rescue in New York State. Help us with our mission by becoming a volunteer. TO VOLUNTEER GO TO OUR WEBSITE: WWW.SUNSHINEHORSES.ORG. Fill out the Volunteer Application under the Volunteer tab. We will contact you to attend our Orientation and Tour, meet our herd, and get you started.


Just as crucial to our mission of helping horses is our mission of helping people. Sunshine works with many different community organizations and agencies within the Syracuse area. Through youth and adult volunteer programs, we draw upon the strengths each participant brings to Sunshine and seeks to provide personal growth and enrichment. Many program participants face unique challenges of their own and can empathize and create a special bond with our horses as they help prepare the horse for adoption.



Animals, Community


We'll work with your schedule.


3711 Verplank RdClay, NY 13041



  • Data Entry
  • Database Administration
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Fundraising
  • Interactive/Social Media/SEO
  • Administrative Support


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • We have two shifts a day, 7 days per week and each shift lasts about 3 hours.

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