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Gentle Giants Draft Horse Rescue

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

Can you help? 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 always accompanied by a parent/guardian.

To become a volunteer, you must complete 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 at least 10 volunteer hours per month.

Volunteers are offered the privilege of riding horses (as deemed appropriate by the Trainer) when they have committed to dedicating 20 volunteer hours a month. Riding privileges are granted upon completion of a full day's work.

Gentle Giants also has a Show Team and a Drill Team which are open to volunteers who qualify.

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.

More opportunities with Gentle Giants Draft Horse Rescue

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WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

17250 Old Frederick RdMt Airy, MD 21771

(39.35178,-77.11322)
 

SKILLS

  • Farming
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Gardening

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 13
  • Orientation or Training
  • We require our volunteers commit to 10 hours per month.

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