F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Horse Rescue & Sanctuary
F.R.I.E.N.D.S. is in need of volunteers that are willing to come out and assist with the daily chores at the horse rescue and sanctuary. This facility houses OVER 70 animals including horses, miniature horses, goats, donkeys, farm pigs, pot bellied pigs a hinny and a cat. Volunteer tasks include interacting with the animals at the ranch and learning how to do daily ranch chores. Volunteers start their shift with chores like cleaning the stalls and cleaning & refilling water buckets. Once the work is done, volunteers can interact with the animals, including grooming, braiding, and bathing as needed. PLEASE NOTE: Volunteers are welcome to come ANY Tuesday or Thursday From 12:30-5:30.
Due to COVID, masks are required. We will have hand sanitizer and practice social distancing. Temperatures will be taken upon arrival and logged at sign in. If you have a temperature or show signs of illness, you will be asked to leave immediately.
Please wear closed toe shoes or boots. Please do not wear expensive shoes as they will get dirty and sometimes wet. Dress is casual, t-shirts and jeans or shorts. Please do not wear jewelry or clothes that are expensive because the jewelry could get lost and the clothes could get stained. You might want to bring sunscreen, bug repellent and a hat but they are not required. If you want to have a snack and drink, please bring your own cooler marked with your name as we do not have vending machines. We will provide water. We look forward to seeing you there!
If you have not volunteered for FRIENDS Ranch before, you will need to complete a volunteer waiver on your first day. Minors must have a parent or guardian come in to sign the paperwork on the first day of volunteering.
General Volunteer inquiries can be addressed on the website at http://www.eiahorses.org. If you have further questions after going to the website, please call (954) 609-5943. For Group Visits (10 people or more), Scout Badges, etc., please email HorseRescuer@comcast.net. Work is available at the ranch rain or shine.
Take I-75 to Sheridan Street West exit. The ranch is located approximately 4 miles West of I-75 on the right side of Sheridan Street. There is a big blue sign at entrance “FRIENDS Non-Profit Horse Rescue” No cost to park. Follow dirt road to parking lot, approximately ¼ mile.
Age Minimum (with Adult): 13+, Minimum Age:13+
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