Searching for superstar volunteer(s) who have ample horse experience. Equine Specialist at SRoL needs help with basic barn chores during the week. If you enjoy taking care of horses, we invite you to come and help care for a very special small Herd of horses (and 2 donkeys) who change and save lives for a living.
Duties for the Herd include:
Feeding, filling hay bags (and bucket for special needs), water buckets, outside water, stall cleaning, sweeping, turn-out/turn-in, sweeping, cleaning manure from dry-lot and/or arena, etc.
4 horses, 2 donkeys (with a baby on the way), 6 stalls, 12 water buckets, 2 troughs, etc... :)
Shift times and needs are dependent upon the seasons and when the horses are turned out. Asking for local horse volunteers to give 1, or possibly 2 shifts per week which average about 2.5 hours. We are looking to have 2 people per shift filling in coverage for each day of the week.
Shifts During Summer (Late Spring to Early Fall):
Nighttime as the horses are inside the barn during the day and in turnout overnight. Shifts are needed each evening/night of the week. Average timing: 730-930pm (some flexibility on times)
Shifts During Winter (Late Fall to Early Spring):
Daytime as the horses are inside the barn at night and turnout time (weather permitting) is during the day. Stalls and the barn care is done in the morning and midday. Due to daytime schedules this start time is flexible. Some days volunteers arrive around noon or 1pm, on other days the shift is 8-1030am or 11-1pm. We are willing to work with the schedules of great barn volunteers in order to retain that help.
Barn volunteers are taught the patterns and duties needed in the SRoL barn. How stalls are done and other care related needs. Shifts are scheduled and set up on a case by case basis and all volunteers on a trial run in the beginning to determine fit and safety measures.
There is also a shorter shift available to bring horses back inside. In the summer months when horses are outside overnight it would be from 8-9am. Horses are brought inside, fly gear removed, feed breakfast, check on them and done. In the winter months the horses are outside and come inside at dusk (ranges from 6pm to 430pm), horses are brought inside, checked over, feed dinner, and pick stalls. These short shifts are unsupervised so it would only work for the right candidates with ample horse experience and knowledge.
All service hour and honor volunteer hours are granted at SRoL and we will verify/validate all for those who come here and give their heart and hard work to the Herd that heals.
PS: Because of the amazing work these horses do and the miracles they set forth, we are picky about their care. If you are empathetic and a bit OCD this will be a fit. :)
- Animal Care / Handling
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 18
- 1 or 2 days a week for approximately 2 to 3 hours
- horse experience, attention to details