Volunteer

VOLUNTEERS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME
Volunteer at Eagle Hill Equine Rescue - Fredericksburg, Virginia

Eagle Hill Equine Rescue (EHER) is truly a community sponsored and supported organization.  If it were not for all the help we receive from so many people, we would have never been able to provide for and place over 750 horses into Everlasting Homes over the last ten years.

Many of our volunteers have a specific day to donate their efforts in support of our programs.  Others who have hectic schedules just drop by and help out when they have a bit of extra time.  Still others drive great distances and spend several days with us to help with specific projects.  We also have opportunities for off site volunteers who can send out emails on upcoming events, write personal thank you notes for those who have kindly donated, help write grant requests, or do research on specific topics.  We also have several volunteers who spend time in the fields taking photos of the horses or help brush out manes and tails.  All are welcome with open arms and are greatly appreciated.

We very much appreciate those who have riding and natural horsemanship training experience who are willing to share their time and expertise working with our fantastic volunteer trainer.  This entails halter training, ground training and helping to gentle some of the more timid horses to gain confidence with their new human friends for starters.  Many volunteers exercise the horses in our riding arena and help to continue their riding training.

Several of our helpers have never been around horses and are much more comfortable helping around the barn, cleaning buckets, organizing our sometimes disorganized tack room or updating our bulletin boards.

Youth groups schedule work days to paint fences, weed the round pen and riding ring or help make repairs.  Since we are a non-profit organization, time spent helping out also counts toward community service hours that are often required by schools, church organizations and work related requirements.  We also are approved to provide documentation on hours for college applications.

We have been blessed to have had professional contractors, and those working in the building industry volunteer a bit of time to help build run-sheds or do more complicated repairs. We thank them one and all.

Please consider joining our Volunteer Program and bring with you your special talents.  The rewards are great and we can guarantee that you will leave knowing that your have helped make a real difference.

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