Volunteer with Serenity

Our volunteers are the heart of Serenity.  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!  We couldn't do it without you!
 

Get Started!  Fill Out the Volunteer Application

To get involved, please click on this link Volunteer Application and fill out the form.  

You will also need to print out the appropriate release/s, and the barn rules below (scroll down), by clicking on the down arrow next to the documents the form will open up and you will be able to print it. Please bring the Release Form with you to the orientation.  Please note that if you are under the age of 18, you will need to have your parent sign the 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.

If farm work isn't your cup of tea, we are also seeking volunteers with experience in administrative assistance, communications, grant writing, 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 volunteer@serenityequinerescue.com for more information.
 
Liability
 
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 one Saturday a month at  10am.  Please email the volunteer coordinator, Gunilla, at the email address below for the date.  The orientation lasts for about 45 minutes.  Following the orientation new volunteers will then be trained to muck stalls and pick paddocks.  This will give you an opportunity to decide whether this volunteer opportunity is something that you would like to do.  


We ask that within a week you email Gunilla and advice her of your schedule.  New volunteers are expected to make a 3 month commitment to a scheduled time.

Please be aware of the weather and dress accordingly. Wear sunscreen if it is sunny. Wear closed toe boots.   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 to be sure and stay hydrated. 

 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 Release Form to the orientation.  If the volunteer is a minor they must bring a Minor Release Form signed by a parent and/or guardian.  All minor volunteers must have a parent and/or guardian attend the orientation with them.  Parents of children under the age of 15 must stay on the farm with their children.  

Unfortunately because of liability 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!! 

Volunteer Coordinator

Email: volunteer@serenityequinerescue.com

 

Corporate giving/matching

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