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SOUTH WEST FLORIDA HORSE RESCUE INC

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 14 people are interested
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In search of general volunteer services. South West Florida Horse Rescue (SWFHR) is always in need of well-mannered, caring, and responsible people within our community. No experience is required. "Horse Volunteers" must be willing to "get dirty", considering our main services are outside all day every day. Some areas of interest are:

  • Horse Keep: Feeding, cleaning stalls & paddocks, filling & cleaning water troughs, and other tasks that need to be completed daily
  • Handlers & Groomers: Grooming, hoof care, and socialization.
  • Equine ER: In severe cases, those who are approved may tend to non-common medical needs for any equines.
  • Facility Maintenance: Barn maintenance, fence checks, fence building, and repairs, weed control, tree maintenance, hazard watch, general maintenance and repairs, and other typical activities);
  • Fundraising: Event help & organization, outreach, special projects, and independent event-ing.
  • Grant Research and Writing: Specialized volunteers only (experience is highly needed)
  • Administration: Data entry, website maintenance, call processing, exploratory and investigative follow-ups.


With COVID-19 as a concern not to be taken lightly, we've taken steps to reduce our staff and current volunteer's exposure to new people, at least at our facility.

  • Orientation routines will be limited to only 6 people per orientation.
  • Masks are currently not a requirement but distancing is.
  • Use of the same vehicle (riding together) is up to the active volunteer.
  • Masks are available should volunteers need or want.


2 Shifts

  • 08:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Tons of flexibility with time frames. Shifts are created to delineate that we have two different crews AM & PM
  • 04:00 PM to 07:00 PM
    Tons of flexibility with time frames. Shifts are created to delineate that we have two different crews AM & PM
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About SOUTH WEST FLORIDA HORSE RESCUE INC

Location:

14811 State Road 31, Punta Gorda, FL 33982, US

Mission Statement

South West Florida Horse Rescue, Inc. is dedicated to saving the lives of our local horses from abuse, neglect, and slaughter by providing the best vet/farrier/feed to bring these horses back to health in a safe and positive environment. With the community in mind, we strive to gain an excellent standing with all we come in contact with. Finding "forever homes" for these horses is our priority.

Description

South West Florida Horse Rescue, Inc. (SWFHR) is a Horse (Equine) Rescue operating in SW Florida more specifically Charlotte, Lee, Collier counties. We give our all for our community's equines and then some. Our operating area has, since our founding back in 2010, always been stated as the (5) counties of SW Florida but over the years we have rescued and re-homed beyond our counties.

We operate by simple rules which are safety, comfort, and security. These managing points lead to the main topics, of what we do, reduce and prevent undue stress of equines and owners. We consider our humane, ethical, and fiduciary duty to the equines we currently care for, to not need saving ourselves, while providing the following programs:

Equine Rescue, Equine Adoption, Volunteer, Equine Education, and Equine Owner Assistance (as funding is available)

Animals
Community

WHEN

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

WHERE

14811 State Road 31Punta Gorda, FL 33982

(26.77241,-81.7648)
 

SKILLS

  • Veterinary
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Animal Therapy
  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 13
  • Orientation or Training
  • Volunteer hours available from 8 am to Sundown daily. Hours served are completely up to the individual to choose the amount of time they are willing to provide. 4 - 8 hrs a week is an average amount of time most provide.
  • Online Volunteer Application located on our website at https://swfhr.org/help/volunteer/

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