Updated: May 14, 2020
Helping Horses in Need
This is an opportunity to express your love for horses and feel great knowing that you're helping to provide them with the care that they need. Many have come from abusive situations or are simply no longer wanted. Fortunately, at Ryerss Farm for Aged Equines, the majority of our horses have not come from cruel environments and are now enjoying a comfortable retirement. They look forward to the daily human interaction with our volunteers.
Expand Your Talents and Knowledge
Volunteering is a great way to enhance your talents and knowledge. Volunteering allows you to learn new skills, such as rehabilitation, training, grooming, and feeding horses. These
are beneficial when caring for your own horse, as well as horses in need. They are also valuable skills for those contemplating a veterinary career (at any level). Finally, you will be exposed to other perspectives and new ideas in horse care from volunteers and staff.
Meeting Others Who Love Horses
Working hours and hours, day after day at the barn isn’t the only thing that goes on at a horse facility. It also includes meeting others with whom you have a common bond. You might participate in planning events and fundraisers or donate time to help manage an event. These can offer other ways to grow your network of horse lovers.
Volunteering is Rewarding
Volunteering is rewarding at any age. There is no better way to give back than to help an animal. As a volunteer, you will be performing a generous act by caring for horses who need your help. Volunteering is fulfilling, and it will make you feel good about yourself and the incredible impact you are having on the well-being of the horses. Volunteering can include anything from cleaning stalls to decorating for fund-raising events. This is an activity that is great for your emotional and physical well-being!
Volunteer at Ryerss Farm
Ryerss Farm is the country’s oldest non-profit organization of its kind, dedicated to providing a comfortable retirement for horses. As a volunteer, you will have opportunities to not only make a difference in the lives of our horses but also to enhance your personal growth. It is a beautiful and gratifying experience to expand your knowledge about horses and to genuinely improve the quality of their lives. We welcome you to visit our website for more information about how to volunteer, donate, and give back to Ryerss Farm.