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Pony Rescue Farm Volunteer

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MILLS RIVER RESCUE AND SANCTUARY

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We are currently seeking volunteers to help with the daily care and up keep of the animals that are at the rescue. Please note the following before applying:

  • Volunteers must be able to commit to a minimum of 2 shifts per month, for a minimum of 3-4 hours per shift.

  • We ask that you only apply if you are truly committed and interested in volunteering. It takes a significant amount of staff/volunteer time to train new volunteers and so we ask that are serious about committing as we will invest time and energy into your training. Those are precious hours that could be spent caring for our animal s .

  • If you just want to meet the residents/ animals - but can’t commit to our minimum volunteer requirements, please check out our events that we post on our Facebook page or look into our Family Visits . We always have something going on at the farm.

  • Shifts are available from 8:30AM- 12:00AM for the morning shift and4:00PM-6:00PM for the afternoon shift 7 days a week in all weather conditions.

  • Volunteers MUST be 18 or older.

  • The volunteer tasks primarily consist of cleaning our animal’s living areas-paddocks and stalls. This means shoveling and scooping lots of poop, scrubbing water buckets in paddocks and in stalls and filling them, sweeping areas, replacing bedding, and setting up stalls for the animals for the evening.

  • You must be comfortable with cleaning poop, carrying 25-30 lbs and taking direction from other senior volunteers.

  • Failure to show up or consistently canceling scheduled shifts can lead to termination from the program.

It is not a glamorous job but so rewarding!

More opportunities with MILLS RIVER RESCUE AND SANCTUARY

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About MILLS RIVER RESCUE AND SANCTUARY

Location:

240 RIVER RD, MARSTONS MLS, MA 02648, US

Mission Statement

Mills River Rescue is dedicated to finding forever homes for horses, donkeys, and ponies in need.

Description

Mills River Rescue and Sanctuary rescues horses, ponies, and donkeys from kill pens, neglect situations, and homes where the owners are no longer able to tend to them. The animals are cared for while they decompress and regain their emotional and physical health. Equines that are adopted out are monitored to insure a successful placement, and those that cannot be adopted are lovingly provided for at the farm for the remainder of their lives.

Animals

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

240 River RoadBarnstable, MA 02648

(41.65996,-70.4166)
 

SKILLS

  • Farming
  • Animal Care / Handling

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • 2 shifts per month

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