Take part of this amazing opportunity to volunteer at a horse rescue center near the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Alberta and help us take care of our equine friends!
Although tour farm currently focuses more on horses, you can also experience the joy of working with pigs, llamas, goats, ducks, chickens and a larger variety of livestock. As a volunteer, you will be tasked with preparation of feed and feeding the animals, maintenance projects, assisting the vet and cleaning the paddocks. Mind you: this work is be physically demanding because the animals will be your number one priority. Despite of this, you'll be able to care and give love to abused horses and experience the wonders surroundings of the farm.
It is important to keep in mind that this project offers no horse riding!
- Work hands on with horses in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
- Live at the project, expand your English skills and be part of a team dedicated to the welfare of animals.
- Great opportunity to expand your knowledge on horses.
- Experience the beauty of rural Canada.
What to Expect
Volunteers play a vital role in achieving the project’s goal of caring and giving the much-needed love to horses and other animals that have suffered abuse and neglect in the past. As a volunteer, you will at times get your hands dirty. Please remember that the animals are your number one priority while you are at the project. There is always something to do at the rescue center. If you are uncertain of what to do, you can ask an experienced volunteer and the volunteer task list. Your responsibilities will vary on a day to day basis and you may be involved in:
• Food preparation and Feeding of horses and other livestock
• Checking physical condition of the horses
• Rehabilitation horse
• GroomingVet/Farrier Assistance
• Filling Feed bins and Loading/unloading hay or feed
• Fence repair and Cleaning paddocks (manure pick up).
- Mail Holding Services
- Ongoing Service and 24/7 Emergency Contact
Housing & Meals
You will stay in the guest home which includes one bedroom, kitchen, living/dining area. The accommodation is rustic and clean with standard house furniture and accessories in it. Things to bring from home; Please prepare yourself for all kinds of weather. Bring gloves, sturdy footwear is a must (preferably waterproof), and clothes you don't mind getting dirty (as all the animals will love to brush up against you and say hello!). There is a volunteer clubhouse on site with washroom, kitchen facilities and a library. You can bring books and magazines you would like to share/donate. While at the project, you will need to bring your own food and drinks (bring adequate water and stay hydrated!), as breaks throughout the day are important. Meals are not provided for. Transportation to go to town for groceries will be provided
Volunteers play a vital role in achieving the project’s goal of caring and giving the much-needed love to horses and other animals that have suffered abuse and neglect in the past. As a volunteer, you will at times get your hands dirty. Please remember that the animals are your number one priority while you are at the project. There is always something to do at the rescue center and everything that you do will both be beneficial to you and the animals!