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Gentle Giants Draft Horse Rescue

Do you love horses? COME JOIN US! Make a difference with horses rescued from slaughter, abuse, and neglect. Your kind touch and gentle words make a difference to our horses who have seen the worst of humanity. Come impact a life in a very meaningful and rewarding way. Our volunteers are very hands-on and are responsible for duties directly involved with the horses.

No experience? No problem! We can train you! We have volunteering opportunities for all experience levels. We are open 7 days a week and have two main feeding times where we need the most help. Morning shift is 8am-12pm and Evening shift is 3pm-6pm.

Duties involve real farm work such as:

  • Feeding
  • Haying
  • Mucking
  • Cleaning
  • Turning in and out
  • Farm maintenance
  • Watering
  • Grooming

We do require that volunteers be at least 13 years of age, and that anyone under the age of 18 be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

To become a volunteer, you must complete a minimum of three training shifts in order to receive a base knowledge on how we do things and make sure that Gentle Giants is the right fit for you. We expect our volunteers to commit to a minimum of 10 volunteer hours per month.

If this volunteer opportunity seems right for you and you would like to schedule training shifts or receive more information, please contact volunteers@gentlegiantsdrafthorserescue.org or call 443-285-3835.

2 Shifts

  • 08:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • 03:00 PM to 06:00 PM
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About Gentle Giants Draft Horse Rescue


17250 Old Frederick Rd, Mount Airy, MD 21771, US

Mission Statement

Gentle Giants Draft Horse Rescue was formed to facilitate the rescue of draft and draft-cross horses from slaughter, abuse, and neglect.


GGDHR promotes the benefits and uses of draft horses of all breeds as trail mounts, schooling mounts, and competition mounts. We educate the public through the use of brochures, pamphlets, and public presentations on the topics of horse slaughter and cruelty, the responsibilities of horse ownership, the over-population and over-breeding of horses, and how over-breeding contributes to the horse slaughter industry.



We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 2 shifts


17250 Old Frederick RdMt Airy, MD 21771



  • Farming
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Gardening


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 13
  • Orientation or Training
  • We require our volunteers commit to 10 hours per month.
  • Volunteer work is primarily outdoors and in all weather. Volunteers should be prepared to be working out of doors, please dress accordingly!

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