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Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue

(845) 877-0685

  • INTERESTED IN JOINING OUR TEAM OF DEDICATED VOLUNTEERS? READY TO BE DEDICATED TO A PROFOUND GROUP EFFORT? EXCITED TO HELP US CARRY OUT OUR MISSION? INTRIGUED BY THE HEALING POWER OF HORSES? LUCKY ORPHANS IS THE PLACE FOR YOU!
  • Getting Started:
  • Complete your Volunteer Application by clicking the above button.
  • Interview with our Volunteer Committee Leader, Brenda Douglas. Once your application is received,  Brenda will reach out to you directly to schedule your interview. Interviews are held on Saturdays between 9 am and 12 pm in the classroom located inside of our indoor arena. This is informal dress, nothing to be worried about impressing us on the farm in a fancy suit.
  • Once You Are Welcomed to the Herd:
  • Complete Lucky Orphan’s mandatory 2-hour  Volunteer Orientation.  Check the schedule for upcoming events and sign-up online.  Electronically sign and submit the Volunteer Registration Form and pay $25 for processing and to confirm your place. Orientation fee will include a t-shirt, a volunteer orientation binder, and a Horse and Farm Safety Clinic Certification. VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION IS MANDATORY BEFORE YOUR FIRST DAY AT THE FARM.
  • You will also be invited to join VOMO our Volunteer Management platform where you can create an account, once you do this you will be prompted to consent a background check consent. You can easily sign up for volunteering shifts, clinics, and more. Log your hours in the app to build points towards rewards, every 40 hours on the farm can earn you a $5 gift card to really cool places like starbucks, chilis, and MORE!

There's even an easily navigated mobile app for ease of access.

  •       Check out the volunteer portal:
  •       http://luckyorphanshorserescue.org/volunteer 
  • Join our volunteers Facebook Page here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/lohrvolunteers  .
  • Want to work directly with the rescued horses?  You must complete Certified Cross-tie Clinics. These Clinics teach the fundamentals of horse handling, and farm management.
  • If working with the horses, you must be prepared to commit to a regular schedule each week of at least 3 hours one day a week.  Times and days can be arranged with our manager,  KarissaLee Thompson at kthompson@luckyorphanshorserescue.org.  If you can’t make your scheduled work hours, it is your responsibility to notify staff.  Our horses, staff, and farm operations rely heavily on the input, dedication, and teamwork of our volunteer base. WE COULDN'T DO IT WITHOUT YOU!
  • Want to volunteer, but not work with the horses? We have plenty of committees to help with fundraising, events, marketing, community outreach and administrative tasks.  Orientation is required.

Mandatory Volunteer Meetings

Second Monday of every month @ 5:30 pm in the barn classroom

Volunteer meetings are a fundamental part of team communications and giving and accepting input on how to make the farm and it's programs operate at its absolute fullest capacity. While it is understandable that life happens, and you may not be able to attend all of the meetings, it is very important that you attend a majority. There are only 12 a year!

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!

 

Volunteer Orientation

January 25th from 2 pm t0 4 pm

February 22nd from 2 pm to 4 pm

March 28th from 2 pm to 4 pm

Orientation Day:

  • Please wear comfortable sturdy shoes, and weather appropriate clothing. This will be interactive on the farm. Wear the most suitable attire to ensure that you have the best experience possible.
  • Check in and introductions 
  • Once you check in you will be given your welcome packets which include an orientation binder and your volunteer t-shirts, sticker name badges to fill out and affix to your shirts, and LOHR Volunteer Orientation Personal Surveys to complete and return for your file.
  • A farm tour will be given which discusses in detail the location of paddocks, and the residents of each, as well as locations of first aid kits, and emergency numbers. Of course, the fun stories will happen too 😊
  • Once a tour is complete we will circle back to the main barn where we will complete the horse safety portion of the orientation
  • This will discuss general safety tips, areas of horses to avoid, friendship zone, stop zone, bite zone, signs of an agitated horse, etc
    • We will open up to questions, pass out Horse and Farm Safety Clinic Certificates of Completion

Cross Tie Clinics

We welcome our volunteers to learn as much as they can. All current volunteers in good standing can participate in cross tie clinics to enhance and strengthen their skills. 

Clinics are available to volunteers on a donation basis. ($10 OR grooming items, horse shampoo, hand soap, packages of single ply toilet paper and paper towels, feed pans, lead ropes, other horse care items, non-perishable snacks, cases of water or other beverages for volunteer stock)

These clinics will cover any skills that can be taught while not mounted.

Orientation

Horse and farm safety Clinic

 

Clinic #1

January 4th, 2020 from 2 to 4 pm

February 1st, 2020 from 2 to 4 pm

March 14th from 2 to 4 pm

Welcoming a Farm Visitor 

Stall mucking and set up

Gate and door etiquette with horses

 

 

Clinic #2

January 11th, 2020 from 2 to 4 pm

February 8th, 2020 from 2 to 4 pm

March 21st from 2 to 4 pm

Haltering, leading, and cross-tie Safety

Grooming Head to Hoof

 

 

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