Volunteer Opportunities

JOIN THE TEAM AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE

We need your dedication, compassion and hard work. A gift of your time will make a positive difference in the lives of others. We invite you to join us in fulfilling our mission to enrich lives (including your own) and create a culture of connection through the healing power of horses.

WHY VOLUNTEER

  • Gain new skills, knowledge and experience.

  • Give back to the community and make a difference.

  • Feel valued and part of a team.

  • Enjoy working with our therapy horses.

  • Meet new people and make friends.

  • Increase your social and relationship skills.

  • Work in a nurturing and healing environment that counters the effects of stress, anxiety and depression.

  • Boost college application success and improve job resumes

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Be reliable and responsible in your volunteer duties.

  • Be willing to learn and participate in training programs, and meetings

  • Communicate any issues or concerns which are likely to affect your volunteer duties

  • Comply with EquiShui's policies and procedures.

  • Keep sensitive organizational and client information confidential.

  • Be kind and respectful of others.

WE ARE NON PROFIT CREATING A CULTURE OF CONNECTION

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

We have a wide-range of volunteer opportunities and are committed to finding a volunteer opportunity for you that suits your interests and skills. Prior horse experience is not required.

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PROGRAM SUPPORT

The program support volunteer provides support to staff when programs are happening on the farm. Duties will range from event preparation tasks like setting up event space, getting waivers signed to supporting staff during various aspects during the day. Volunteers should plan to be available for blocks of time.

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SPECIAL SKILLS

Volunteers  with special skills or professional/technical experience that may benefit EquiShui such as photography, marketing, graphic design, website design, massage therapy, fundraising etc. are encouraged to contact us.

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HORSE CARE

Volunteers will work directly with barn staff to help feed and care for the horses and the facility. This work is suited to those interested in hands-on work with our horses, or to high school or college students seeking internships or community service opportunities.  Tasks will include cleaning stalls, feeding and grooming horses, and cleaning water buckets. Please be willing to commit to a specified, consistent period of time each week.

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BARN MAINTENANCE

Volunteers help with general maintenance, repairs and improvements of the facility, including fencing, painting and any other needs the farm has.

If you don’t see something that you are interested in or that suits your skills, just contact us. We’d love talk and find a position for you. New volunteers must attend a volunteer orientation session and in certain instances, an additional training session specific to their roles.  Follow the link below for more information on the steps necessary to become a volunteer at EquiShui .