We are looking for committed volunteers that can-
– commit to Saturday mornings from 10-noon for at least three months
– have their own reliable transportation (no drop offs of minors)
– are at least 16 years of age
-are able to sign a wavier
– can take direction and work well with others
This is the starting point for every new recruit. After 4 successful shifts (one month) you are an official volunteer. After 8 successful shifts, are you able to apply for other shifts (different times and days)
All prospective volunteers must first complete a VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION. Usually held the first weekend of the month. Contact us for the next date. You will learn more about what we are doing here and get a tour of the facility. At that point we will look at calendars and see have your schedule free to make those first 4 Saturdays. If so, and you can show up for all of your shifts, and be on time, then you will be accepted into our volunteer program.
-FIRST VISIT: Please bring AT LEAST one bag of Purina Strategy Healthy Edge Feed ( available at Sutherland’s General Store) to help feed the horses. You may also bring hay- T/A , Peanut, or Alfalfa Hay. We have many people who want to bring treats, but FOOD and HAY is what they need the most. Sutherland’s is open Monday-Saturday. 11875 Collier Blvd, Naples, FL You may also call in an order before you come and we can pick up 239-353-3808 IF you are coming to the rescue on a Sunday, please either call in our pick up the feed no later than Saturday. Hay can be purchased from any of the feed stores, check out our Donation Page for a list
-Please be prompt. Remember another volunteer has to be there to let you in. If you are not going to be able to make it, please give 24 hours notice at a minimum.
-Arrive at the gate- if you are expected it will be physically closed, but not locked, open gate, come in, close gate, just as it was. Then pull your vehicle in and park not blocking the drive. Walk back past the house to the pasture. If the gate is locked, do not Honk your horn. Please call or text 239-963-7296
-The address is only sent to those who have rsvp’ed. If you are not able to make it, you must make another appt. Please respect that this is private property.
-All volunteers MUST sign a waiver. It is valid for one year.
-All children must be accompanied by a guardian or parent. They must also sign a waiver
VOLUNTEERS help care for the horses, that may include picking up debris in the pasture, mucking, trimming vines off of fences, trimming trees, repairing fences, pick up supplies, organize fundraisers, and spread awareness of the need of quality homes for these beautiful horses.
ATTEND A VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION-
then you can come and help w the horses at future volunteer events which include mucking, grooming, walking, and working w the horses
HOST A FUNDRAISER- plan and host a fundraiser – at your school, your community center, w your meetup group
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