Volunteer at HAHS
The HAHS Volunteer Program
Whether you want to learn more about animals, meet others like yourself, reduce stress with physical activity, or simply make a difference in the life of a neglected animal, we (and the animals!) really appreciate your interest. To become a volunteer you must be age 16 or older, or age 12-15 with a parent or legal guardian volunteering alongside you.
To become a HAHS volunteer, you must attend one of our Volunteer Information Sessions. At these sessions, we introduce you to HAHS (our mission, our farm, and our animals), invite a few of our current volunteers to speak about their experiences, and tell you what to expect from volunteering at HAHS. For example, we ask that all volunteers work at least five hours per month. Volunteers are not allowed to ride or work the horses, however, Volunteers are allowed to groom certain animals. Some of the volunteer jobs include:
a) mucking stalls,
b) picking pastures,
c) raking leaves,
d) scrubbing water buckets,
e) stuffing envelopes,
f) weeding flowerbeds,
g) working events.
If interested, a HAHS volunteer will complete a volunteer application following the orientation. A Horse Handling Class usually takes place immediately after the open volunteer session. It stresses the importance of safety around the HAHS animals.
The sessions will start at 9am and last about 1-1/2 to 2 hours. Come dressed to work!! (No open toed shoes) Reservations are not required.
Our final Volunteer Orientation for 2015 will be held on Sunday, November 22nd. Please visit our calendar of events for the 2016 Volunteer Orientation schedule!
For more information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.