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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.
  • 107 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 are in need of daily volunteers!

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 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 needing 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, 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 currently located at 3711 Verplank Rd, Clay, New York. Easy to get to from Rt.481, near Great Northern Mall. Please check us out at 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 Syracuse, NY. Founded in 2003, Sunshine has found loving homes for more than 200 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.


Just as important 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 seek to provide personal growth and enrichment. Many program participants face unique challenges of their own, and can empathize and bond with our horses in a special way as they help prepare the horse for adoption.



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
  • Flexible- you can commit to a regular shift or float around different shifts as you are available.
  • We have two shifts per day/ 7 days per week.

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