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Volunteer with Us!

VEWS is an all-volunteer non-profit organization. Our volunteers are vital to fulfilling our Mission, and we are always looking for dedicated and compassionate horse lovers to help care for our rescue horses!

Typical volunteer opportunities include:

Barn Shifts

Help with hands-on horse care. There are daily morning and evening shifts that entail cleaning stalls, feeding, and grooming the horses. Training is provided, and we follow the natural horsemanship principles.

Fundraising

Help organize and work fundraising events like formal fundraising events, information/merchandise booths, sell raffle or event tickets, concessions, sales and other special events.

Marketing/Media

Help with website and social media marketing and promotion efforts.

Information Booth

Help with educational programs presented by VEWS. Help at information booths by assisting in setting up the booth and speaking to the public about horse neglect/abuse and inform the public about VEWS and our Mission.

Transporter

Move horses where needed. Must have own truck and trailer.

Barn/Facility Checks

Follow up on fostered and adopted horses and perform facility checks on potential adopters or foster homes.

Horse Training

Many horses that come to us will not have received proper training in their former life. It is the intention of VEWS to provide proper ground and under saddle training, where necessary, to ensure the horse has the best chance of being adopted and finding their forever home.

Miscellaneous

VEWS needs volunteers for many things that come up periodically or are a one-time occurrence.

OPEN LEADERSHIP POSITIONS

Board of Directors Position (Volunteer) 

We are currently recruiting for a non-officer Board member with equestrian experience who would expand our connection with the local equine community, add strategic value, and advance our mission.  The individual in this role should expect to participates in all meetings of the Board of Directors, design and implement business strategies, plans and procedures, participate in setting comprehensive goals for performance and growth, and establishes policies that promote the organization's culture and vision.  

 

Fundraising Committee Chair (Volunteer) 

We are currently recruiting for a Fundraising Committee Chair to lead a dedicated and fun event planning committee. The ideal individual for this position would be creative, enthusiastic and have project management skills. The roles and responsibilities follow:

 

  • Prepares annual fundraising plan with input from Treasurer and Executive Director

  • Coordinate and manage fundraising committee for all fundraising events

  • Schedules and oversees regular meetings of the Fundraising committee

  • Coordinates execution of fundraising activities, including the annual BBB Fest 

  • Coordinates volunteers participating in fundraisers

If interested, please apply by submitting a volunteer application below or contact us

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If you have a passion for horses, a desire to learn and would like to join our team of devoted volunteers, please submit a volunteer application!

Please note that due to the nature of working with and rehabilitating abused horses,  volunteers under the age of 14 must have a parent sign their liability release form and be accompanied by an adult each shift. Volunteers between the ages of 14 - 17 must have a parent sign their liability release form but do not need to be accompanied by an adult when they volunteer.