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ORGANIZATION: Canham Farm Horse Rescue Inc.

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We are in need of people to help out with general horse care. Duties include feeding horses, some mucking, interacting with horses (after volunteer training) and more depending on experience.

We are a self-sustaining non-profit that relies on donations and fundraisers to meet our expenses. These include paying for hay, vet and farrier visits, supplements, horse tack, and all utilities.

Our horse rescue has made a commitment to be open to anyone who wishes to be a volunteer, regardless of their finances, or their gender, ethnicity, or LGBTQ+. No one is turned away, but we do ask volunteers to pledge what they can to help keep our rescue afloat.

Currently we have a sliding scale of $10-$60 per volunteer per month, which allows us to meet a bare-bones budget. With that in mind, everyone pays according to their ability; some pay more, some pay less. We ask that your pledge be considered your commitment to helping rehabilitate these majestic, therapeutic animals.

You'll also receive on the job training, horsemanship classes, horse anatomy, and much more at no extra charge.

If you are interested in this small volunteer opportunity, please tell us a little about yourself and your experience if any with horses. Many of our rescue horses have been neglected, abused or suffered trauma at the hands of people. It is our job to help them trust humans again and provide stability in their lives so they can be adopted by loving people in the future.

We have years of experience helping troubled horses and consistency is key so we do require all volunteers to attend an orientation session before being considered, and for you to decide whether our rescue is a good fit for you. Please visit our volunteer page at https://canhamfarm.com/donate-support/ Volunteers will be: - responsible for keeping horses stalls, paddocks clean and water buckets filled - general tidiness of the barn, hay shed, tack room - grooming and leading horses depending on ability - help with fundraising events, work days - being friendly, respectful and welcoming to all visitors, staff and other volunteers at all times - bringing problems or issues with horses and other volunteers to the CEO for resolution - showing up for your shift or if you are unable to make your shift find another volunteer who can cover for you - if you have to leave your position for any reason we ask that you give us notice in writing at least 2 weeks for your leaving date

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About Canham Farm Horse Rescue Inc.

Location:

333 Canham Road, SCOTTS VALLEY, CA 95066, US

Mission Statement

Welcome to Canham Farm Horse Rescue and Rehabilitation Center Our mission is to work with rescue horses, communities, organizations and governments to help improve welfare standards and stamp out equine suffering. Our long term mission is to partner rescued horses with disadvantaged children, adults and children with low self-esteem and help highlight the bond between horse and human, improve horse welfare standards and stamp out equine suffering. We not only work with abandoned, abused, neglected and captured wild horses but aim to provide re-training when needed and educate people to interact with horses in a way that benefits both horse and human. We also offer a Horses Helping Humans program aimed at anyone or group who may benefit from the therapeutic power of horses. The project caters to people suffering from anxiety, stress, addiction recovery, carers and their families, people dealing with difficult circumstances, seniors who are in need of a sense of community, people facing barriers to employment, people who are homeless, vulnerable youth and children and adults with physical limitations such as cerebral palsy, stroke and head injuries. All our sessions are tailored to individual needs, capabilities and aims.

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We are looking for people who have knowledge of horses to come and help us care for them at our ranch. Additionally, we need fundraising help and people who are qualified to advise and help us run our Horses Helping Humans program.

Horses Helping Humans is a project aimed at anyone or group who may benefit from the therapeutic power of horses. The project caters to people suffering from anxiety, stress, addiction recovery, carers and their families, people dealing with difficult circumstances, seniors who are in need of a sense of community, people facing barriers to employment, people who are homeless, vulnerable youth and children and adults with physical limitations such as cerebral palsy, stroke and head injuries. All our sessions are tailored to individual needs, capabilities and aims.

Our sessions cover a range of activities with the horses and our horse rescue farm. Our aim is for participants to enjoy building a trusting partnership with the horse, while learning new skill overcoming obstacles that will help them in their daily lives.

We are also in need of horse friendly people to help care and advocate for our horses as well as people to help with social media marketing, fundraising, bookkeeping, corporate sponsorship, grant writing and other administrative duties.

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Sun Apr 30, 2023 - Mon Sep 30, 2024
12:01 AM - 11:59 PM

WHERE

Scotts Valley, CA 95066

(37.07028,-122.01555)
 

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