Equestrian Inc. is always looking for volunteers who have a “get it done attitude” driven by the love and respect for equines. Adults and youth are welcome to help care for the horses and facilities. Our volunteers are absolutely the essence of our operation and we couldn’t continue this journey of rescuing horses without you! It takes the work of many to care for the horses, barn and grounds, and perform required administrative duties.
To begin volunteering with us, you will need to schedule an onsite visit by calling or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. During this meeting we’ll introduce you to all the horses, safety guidelines, tour the facility and answer any questions.
Anyone under the age of 18 will need to attend with a parent or legal guardian so the volunteer release form can be signed. If you are under the age of 14, you must come with (and stay with) a parent or legal guardian at all times for safety reasons.
Equestrian Inc. is approved to provide community service hours for the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship program, and other programs! Please e-mail us at email@example.com for more information.
Volunteer activities include the following:
For the Horses
- Daily needs such as feeding, stall cleaning and filling water buckets
- Weekly cleaning of buckets
- Grooming horses (some equine experience preferred)
- Cleaning grooming supplies
- Mucking stalls
- Removing manure from pastures
For the Barn and Grounds
- Fence mending and miscellaneous repair jobs
- Regular grounds maintenance (mowing, weeding, etc.)
- Painting fences and barn structures
Fundraising and Marketing
- Assist with marketing plan
- Assist with fund raising events
- Represent Equestrian Inc. at expos and fairs
We’ll be happy to talk to about any new activity ideas you may have as well. Please click below for our Volunteer Release Form, which you’ll need to print, fill out, sign and bring with you, or you can fill out during your first visit.
All volunteers must have a signed waiver form on file with us. We do not generally permit volunteers to ride the horses unless you are at an advanced horsemanship level, and have been approved to do so. If you are approved, state law does require all riders under the age of 18 to have a properly fitted helmet on before mounting, and at all times when riding.
Thank you for your interest in Equestrian Inc.! We sure do appreciate your help, and are looking forward to meeting you, and becoming the best of friends! If you have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. See you at the barn!