Volunteer Orientation

Horses for Hope is recruiting volunteers for our programs! We welcome individuals and families. Children ages 5-12 must volunteer with a parent and responsible teens may volunteer on their own. We are happy to confirm volunteer hours for your school or employer. Please sign up here for Volunteer Orientation. We need people to groom and tack up horses, serve as horse leaders, sidewalkers and coaches, get horses from the pasture and do general barn chores. No horse experience is required, we will train you!

We were forced to suspend some of our programs last spring due to COVID and are excited to announce that we are resuming our Seasonal Therapeutic Riding program on March 14th! We will have new COVID procedures in place to help protect volunteers, staff, and riders. All volunteers, new or returning, will need to attend an orientation session. Therapeutic horseback riding changes lives! Sign up here!

Volunteer Orientation

Horses for Hope is recruiting volunteers for our programs! We welcome individuals and families. Children ages 5-12 must volunteer with a parent. No horse experience is required, we will train you! Sign up here! We need people to groom and tack up horses, serve as horse leaders, sidewalkers and coaches, get horses from the pasture and do general barn chores.

We were forced to suspend some of our programs last spring due to COVID and are excited to announce that we are resuming our Seasonal Therapeutic Riding program on March 14! We will have new COVID procedures in place to help protect volunteers, staff, and riders. New and returning volunteers will need to attend an orientation session. Sign up here!

Monthly Workday

Thank you for being a part of the Horses for Hope community! It’s true that many hands make light work. Our workdays are held on the first Saturday of each month and are followed by a pizza lunch. We would love for you to join us! We have jobs for all ages and abilities. Ages 12 and under can volunteer with a parent and ages 13 and over can volunteer on their own. Everyone at Horses for Hope must wear closed shoes! You may get dirty so please dress appropriately. You might want to bring work gloves, sunscreen, bug spray, and a water bottle. If you have tools like rakes, shovels, weed whackers, chain saws, loppers, limb cutters, hammers, power screwdrivers, drills, handsaws, etc we can put you to work with them. Please lable your tools so they make it home with you.

If you are new to Horses for Hope or haven’t filled out our Volunteer Forms in the last 12 months please bring the completed paperwork with you. Parents or guardians must fill out the forms for anyone under age 18. The forms are located at the bottom of this page: Volunteer Forms. Please sign up here so we know how much pizza to buy. If you have any questions or need assistance please email us at Volunteer@horsesforhope.org

We can’t do it without you!

Monthly Workday

Thank you for being a part of the Horses for Hope community! It’s true that many hands make light work. Our workdays are held on the first Saturday of each month and are followed by a pizza lunch. We would love for you to join us! We have jobs for all ages and abilities and it’s a great opportunity for families to volunteer together. Ages 12 and under can volunteer with a parent and ages 13 and over can volunteer on their own. Everyone at Horses for Hope must wear closed shoes! You may get dirty so please dress appropriately. You might want to bring work gloves, sunscreen, bug spray, and a water bottle. If you have tools like rakes, shovels, weed whackers, chain saws, loppers, limb cutters, hammers, power screwdrivers, drills, handsaws, etc we can put you to work with them. Please label your tools so they make it home with you.

If you are new to Horses for Hope or haven’t filled out our Volunteer Forms in the last 12 months please bring the completed paperwork with you. Parents or guardians must fill out the forms for anyone under age 18. The forms are located at the bottom of this page: Volunteer Forms Please sign up here so we know how much pizza to buy. If you have any questions or need assistance please feel free to email us at Volunteer@horsesforhope.org

We can’t do it without you!

Monthly Workday

Our workdays are on the first Saturday of each month and we would love for you to join us. We are working but we have fun too! They run from 9:00 AM to noon and you are welcome to come help for all or part of the time. This is a great opportunity for families to volunteer together!

We are going to be serving pizza for lunch so if you’d sign up here and let us know what kind of pizza you like it will help us to plan. If you have any questions or need assistance please feel free to email us at Volunteer@horsesforhope.org

For safety, you must wear closed shoes! We have some work gloves to loan to people but please bring your own gloves if you have them. You might want to bring sunscreen, bug spray, and a water bottle too. If you are new to Horses for Hope or have not completed the volunteer forms in the past 12 months it helps if fill them out ahead of time and bring them with you. The forms for individuals and families are here.

If you have tools like rakes, shovels, wheelbarrows, weed whackers, chain saws, loppers, limb cutters, hammers, power screwdrivers, drills, handsaws, etc and want to bring them to supplement the ones we have that would be great!

Horses for Hope in the News

Horses for Hope’s Gwen Roberts and Carmalee Scarpitti were recently featured on ABC11. You will be amazed at what horses can do! Click here for the whole story!

Would you like to be involved with Horses for Hope? Fill out the contact form and we will get back to you.


We Couldn’t Do It Without Our Volunteers!

Saturday was another hay delivery day and our fantastic volunteers worked under a Carolina blue sky to get this load put in the hay loft. Do you know horses need to eat 1.5-2% of their body weight in forage a day? All that hay keeps their digestive system working at peak efficiency. The digestive process generates heat and along with their remarkable winter coats keeps them warm even when it’s well below freezing.  During the winter our herd eats 8-10 bales of hay a day!

  

 

 

Check out Pete’s fuzzy wuzzy winter coat! Those warm winter coats aren’t as effective when they are caked with mud. Thanks to our volunteers for grooming Pete so he’s prepared for the cold temperatures.

 

Want to get involved? Email us at volunteer@HorsesforHope.org for information.