As we look into the coming year, there are several goals that I would like to meet. We would like to open the farm to youth groups and special needs children. We would like to begin a therapy program. We need to grow our volunteer base so that the horses are getting more attention. In light of these goals, I am looking for dedicated volunteers to help us fulfill our goals and possibly hold a board position. While these are volunteer positions, they require some management duties and would be an excellent start for someone who wanted to move into Non-profit management or barn management.
Help Wanted – Mgmt
Volunteer Coordinator – This person would be responsible for recruiting volunteers as well as training. They would work out the volunteer schedule and be responsible for assigning days and duties. They would schedule and hold Volunteer Orientations. This is a local position. Hours Requirement: 10 hours per week
Special Events Coordinator – This person in this position would be responsible for organizing Special Events for the rescue. Since we have not had any to date, we need an imaginative and organized person to get two to three events organized per year. Does not have to be onsite but must be willing to travel to the rescue prior to events and during events.
Youth Outreach Coordinator – This person would work with youth groups, organize days and activities for the groups. This person would also be responsible for contacting groups, clubs, schools, etc.
Regular Onsite Volunteer positions
Equine Care Specialist I – These volunteers are responsible for the day to day care of the horses. Duties include stall cleaning, grooming, ground work training with the horses. Volunteer must commit to one half day per week with a minimum of 2 hours per day. Ideally, we would like to have 2 volunteers here every morning for 4 hours and then 2 volunteers in the evenings. It’s more fun to work with someone and the grunt work gets done quicker and more time can be spent with the horses. Youth volunteers are welcome but the minimum age to work without a parent is 15. Younger volunteers are welcome to volunteer with a parent.
Equine Care Specialist II – These volunteer duties include all of Equine Care Specialist I duties plus training and riding our rescue horses. This is a fun position but requires an experienced rider. Most of our horses are not dangerous but most have issues that need to be overcome before they move on to their new homes. Volunteer would need riding experience to an advanced intermediate – advanced level. In order to provide some continuity of training, this position requires the committment of at least 2 days per week. You must be able to work independantly and follow a training program for each horse.
To Volunteer, please use our contact form and include your name, address, phone number and which position you are interested in so that we can set up a day when you can visit the rescue and learn more about the position.