Volunteer… “To freely offer to do something;” “Offer to Help;” “To do something without being asked;” “To work for an organization without being paid.”
Our volunteers have done all of these things. They are the backbone of Spirit’s Promise. With their help we are able to maintain the high standards we strive for and achieve.
Spirit’s Promise Equine Rescue is a 100% volunteer organization, and volunteer support is responsible and necessary for its success. We could not exist as we do without the timeless giving and tremendous efforts of our equine loving friends.
We have a multitude of needs: horse care (feeding, cleaning stalls and paddocks, filling and cleaning water troughs/buckets, chicken coops, and other tasks that need to be completed on a daily basis); facility maintenance (barn maintenance, fence checks, fence installation and repairs, weed control, tree maintenance, and other typical activities); fundraising, grant research and writing; administration/organization, outreach; events; special projects; etc. We need help with trailering/transportation at special events, coordinating volunteers, event organization, processing adoption applications, checking references, doing site visits, and follow-up visits. If you are not sure where you fit in, we can discuss to find out where your skills are best suited.
Volunteers that wish to work directly with horses are required to complete our volunteer orientation program, which introduces a brief tour of the facility, introduction to the horses, basic safe handling practices, and shadowing with one of our senior volunteers.
Due to the nature of general area/habitat and working with horses, for volunteer safety, Spirit’s Promise Equine Rescue requires that all volunteers wear jeans and boots/sneakers. It is also suggested long sleeves, gloves, a hat, and sun/safety glasses when and where appropriate.
Contact Lily at Lily@spiritspromiserescue.org to schedule a time to come in for an orientation and complete the volunteer packet. Prior to volunteering at Spirit’s Promise Equine Rescue, all forms need to be completed and orientation will need to be completed. The orientation includes an overview of Spirit’s Promise Equine Rescue, a tour of our facility and a chance to meet some of our amazing horses and volunteers! We will answer any questions you may have about Spirit’s Promise Equine Rescue. After the orientation, if you want to be involved we will share with you the current opportunities.
Being a volunteer at Spirit's Promise Horse Rescue Program for the past year has changed my life. Not only has it given me a new respect and appreciation for the horses, but the people there are amazing. I have made some wonderful friends who now treat me like family. Come for a visit on a Sunday and feel the peace and calm as you interact with the horses. It's as if they can feel any pain you may be feeling and it's taken from you for the day. You cannot imagine how good it feels to spend an afternoon volunteering there until you've tried it.Sherry V.
Our Community Service Program
The Community Service Program is designed to meet the needs of those who have requirements to meet community service and/or court ordered restitution.
In addition, we offer this Program to those who have to meet requirements to complete educational, religious, or group volunteering programs, such as, The Boy and Girl Scouts of America.
Contact: Lily@spiritspromiserescue.org to schedule as each community service program is tailored to fit your need.