HAVE YOU BEEN THINKING OF BECOMING A VOLUNTEER AT "ADOPT A PRELOVED HORSE"?
We hope there are others willing to join us in helping abused/neglected horses toward a new beginning!
Please contact us if you are interested in coming out by emailing or calling the office at 705-359-1690. THANK YOU!!
Volunteer time at Adopt A Preloved Horse can be used towards community service hours required for high school graduation. Volunteers must be at least 10 years old, unless accompanied by a parent. Parents of youths under the age of 16 must work alongside their child and supervise them. Volunteering at Adopt A Preloved Horse rescue farm is a wonderful family experience. To handle the horses previous horse experience is a must by the parents (who will be supervising) or the youth/adult if older than 16.
Make it a Family Event!!
Volunteers offer invaluable support. They work with horses, visitors and staff, independently and in groups, on weekdays and weekends. They learn, serve a vital role in horse rehabilitation & daily care all while having fun!
We have decided that horse experience is really necessary in order to volunteer here. This is mainly due to not having history for each horse and majority of them not having all their training, we don't want any accidents. When volunteering, you need to wear closed-toe shoes or boots to participate in the hands-on segment and helmets are mandatory for all ages riding at our facility.
Here is the link to our volunteer application and release form (COMING SOON). You may print them and bring them with you on your first day as signatures are required. Youths under the age of 18 will need a parent's signature on the forms as well as their own to begin volunteering. Both completed forms are required before you begin volunteering (please remember to bring for day 1). If you are unable to open the forms, you may thoroughly read over & complete them on your first volunteer day.
Volunteer Duties can vary:
Tour of AAPLH,
Farm & Safety rules,
Overview of volunteer opportunities,
Body language of the horse.
Spending one-on-one time bonding with a particular horse, (some are very shy & nervous and need to be taught they can trust us),
exercising some of the horses,
riding some of the horses,
mucking the barn,
cleaning water and/or feed buckets/troughs,
de-burring our paddocks,
stone picking & tossing - take some home for a rock garden!
Picking apples from our trees, and feeding them to the horses, some have never had treats/apples, carrots, and need patience to teach them to eat our of your hand.
painting inside of barn,
|I currently don't have set hours for volunteering but the preferred would be:
Monday - Thursday: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday: 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
(ealier in the day depending on daily schedule)
Sunday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
We do not have a minimum commitment of set hours per visit. Volunteers may come as often as seven times a week, or for an occasional special project or event.
Why Volunteer at our Horse Rescue?
To help horses in need.
To help make a difference.
To enjoy the companionship of others.
To meet others who share similar interests.
To expand your knowledge of horses and horse care.
To enhance your skills and build your resume.
To earn community service hours needed for graduation.
To be a leader working to prevent neglect and abuse of horses within your community.
Because you love animals.
Because you have free time.
Because you have knowledge and talents to share.
Because you want to teach your children the value of giving.
Horses are much better able to thrive in the company of humans when they have spent quality time with people who understand them and know how to help them reach their potential. You can enjoy a wonderful feeling of satisfaction by becoming part of our Team.