Serenity has no paid staff and runs only through the work of volunteers and their invaluable contributions to the welfare of our horses. Whether you spend every free minute, one day a week, or one afternoon a month with us, we thank you all!
To get involved, please download the appropriate release/s, the volunteer application and barn rules below (scroll down), by clicking on the down arrow next to the documents then selecting "save as" to save to your computer. Complete and email the application and signed release form to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we'll get right back to you to set up an orientation. Please note that if you are under the age of 18, you will need to send the signed minor's release form.
Right now we specifically need regular, reliable weekday and weekend volunteers. We especially need help with morning (8am) and afternoon (4pm) feeding as well as mucking stalls and paddocks on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. We are also seeking an Events Coordinator to drive fundraising and promotional events.
Volunteering at Serenity is a great way to help horses while keeping active, getting fresh air and making friends. We always need people to help with daily chores and projects at the farm, as well as horse exercisers/trainers experienced in working with horses that have unknown and possibly difficult backgrounds.
If farm work isn't your cup of tea, we are also seeking volunteers with experience in administrative assistance, communications, grantwriting, and accounting, as well as people to work at our booth during outreach events, fairs and horse shows.
Want to check out the farm first or have some questions? Just email email@example.com for more information.
If you volunteer with us, please remember you do so at your own risk. All volunteers must sign a release form before working on the farm, as a reminder that all activities involving horses have inherent risks. Signs in the barn and arena also remind volunteers and visitors that Washington State Law protects operators, owners, trainers, promoters and others from liability for injuries or illnesses that result from an equine's behavior or health.
Volunteer Orientations - PLEASE READ!
Orientations are held on Saturdays at 10am. The orientation lasts for about 45 minutes. New volunteers are encouraged to stay and work after the orientation; make sure to wear muck/rain/work boots, work gloves, and clothes you don't mind getting wet and/or dirty. We recommend you dress in layers as you warm up when you get moving, and bring something for the rain! Rubber boots are essential in the winter months. It is also helpful to bring water bottles if you plan to stay and work.
Please be sure to review the barn rules on the website prior to the orientation. All new volunteers must bring a hard copy of the volunteer application and waiver form to the orientation. If the volunteer is a minor they must bring a minor waiver form signed by a parent and/or guardian. All minor volunteers must have a parent and/or guardian attend the orientation with them. Unfortunately because of liabiity issues we cannot have minor children under the age of 12 volunteer at Serenity.
There is a gate at the bottom of the property. Please come through the gate and close it behind you. Proceed up the hill slowly as there are some loose animals that roam the property including two pigs. Please do not block gates when parking.
Finally, at this first orientation we respectfully ask that you be very aware around the horses. Some of our horses have not learned to trust yet and can be unpredictable. Once you have started to volunteer you will become familiar with the horses that are safe to interact with.
Thank you so much for your cooperation. I look forward to meeting with you!!
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