We are always in need of experienced, dependable help.
Our horses depend on us to help them through this change in their life, and we owe it to them to provide the best care that we can..... we hope you agree!
If you would like to volunteer, please go to our Contact Us page and send us your information or email Lori at
or call Lori at 301-806-1708.
We currently seek volunteers in the following area:
- Fencing Projects - We often have fencing projects that need addressing. If you can donate a day or several days to help with improving our fencing, please contact us.
- Feedings & Cleaning Stalls - If you live in the area and have horse experience, please contact us for more information about feeding and cleaning stalls. We operate 4 barns and need volunteers to take feed shifts...either AM or PM.
- Quarantine Barn Paddock & Stall Cleaning - We need someone to spend one day or a couple of days a week for an hour or so to help with this light chore.
- Lecture Organizer - We are looking for a person to line up speakers for the rescue. We need to schedule one speaker per month or quarterly. Examples of speakers would be ... an equine dentist, Equine massage, Animal Communicator etc. If you could spare a few hours to make some phone calls to invite speakers and schedule, them we would GREATLY appreciate it!
- Horse Trainer & Rider - the horses that come in the rescue continue their age-appropriate training. We are looking for someone that can spend a few hours working with the horses every week. You MUST be an experienced horse person that knows how to work with horses safely.
- Fund Raiser Committee - We need to gather a group of dedicated people to help us organize fund raisers throughout the year. If you are energetic and full of great ideas...give us a call !
Our Volunteers are VERY important to us! We are a non-profit organization and your time helping us counts as community service hours. Also, you can deduct your mileage to our locations as a volunteer mileage on your tax return!
Please read below on how volunteer hours affect our organization and benefit you. Great tax info too....
Why track volunteer time?
- We volunteers appreciate appreciation. We count what we value, so tracking volunteer time is important. Recognition is a good investment; it pays off spectacularly.
- Funders and donors want to know what resources your nonprofit already receives and from whom. "Our funders see volunteer inputs as a measure of effectiveness," says Donna Newton, director of the Guilford Nonprofit Consortium, a network of 140 community-based nonprofits in Guilford County, North Carolina. "Reporting volunteer contributions is essential in securing funding."
- Funders, donors and the community want to know if you have the people in place to get the job done well. "This becomes a real problem when the nonprofit attempts to cost a program," according to Kevin Gray, a program officer with the Weaver Foundation in Greensboro, North Carolina. "Too often volunteer inputs are not factored in properly, giving a false sense of the true cost."
- Volunteer time can help you meet requirements for matching funds. Certain grants stipulate that the nonprofit must match a percentage of grant funds and that the value of volunteer time may qualify toward satisfaction of the match requirement.
- Documenting volunteer time can help protect volunteers and the nonprofit. Requiring volunteers to log activity creates a record that may become important evidence in defending the nonprofit or volunteers from allegations of misconduct.
BARN FEEDING SCHEDULES
Grovers Turn Barn:
Lord Baltimore Barn: