Get Involved

Volunteers are essential to our success!

Your time, passion and energy are valuable! We are looking for dedicated Volunteers who can commit to help at least one day a week on a continuing basis.

You can choose from so many worthy causes to support so why should you choose ours?

  • You can work with horses and meet other equine enthusiasts.
  • You can work with riders and watch their skills and abilities progress.
  • You can give back by providing community service.
  • You can discover new talents and interests.
  • You can be surrounded by and learn to care for unique and endangered heritage breed farm animals.
  • You can celebrate being part of an energetic, cohesive team and offer your gifts in your own special way.

Volunteer Opportunities:

New Volunteers: It takes valuable time and energy to train each of you to be a volunteer. That's why we're looking for long term Fuzzy Faces Teammates to be part of our family. If you are looking for a permanent place to volunteer long term, then FFR needs you! 

Please scroll down for the application to tell us about your interests and availability.  You will receive an email response within 72 hours so please be patient if you don't hear back right away. Once you are confirmed to start helping, please remember to always wear closed toed, well-fitting shoes when coming to the refuge and to bring a pair of gloves in case you need them. 

Equine Therapy Volunteering

Please only commit to the Equine Therapy Sessions that you are 100% sure that you can attend. Remember, the success of these sessions depends on everyone showing up to help. If something unexpected happens, please let Jennie know as soon as possible. Jennie is our PATH Certified instructor and manages the volunteers for this program. Please contact her directly to discuss training for volunteer opportunities by visiting https://fuzzyfacesrefuge.org/programs/therapeutic-riding/.

For Equine Therapy Volunteering, each 45 minute session (private or semi-private) is conducted in a large outdoor arena. Trails will be available for students soon. Some sessions may be unmounted and focus on grooming or tack. We group the sessions into six-week blocks with a week off in between. All major holidays are observed. Classes run Monday through Friday afternoons with most sessions at 4, 5 and 6 PM.

Animal Care Volunteering

Animal Care opportunities take place in the morning and evening.  Spaces for volunteering are limited to ensure the best experience for everyone. New volunteers will have an opportunity to train and learn at their own pace. Training sessions are scheduled once an application with volunteer availability has been submitted and approved.

Animal Care Volunteers help with feeding and caring for the animals at the refuge. Animal Care activity takes place on a private schedule and includes removal of animal waste from habitats. The animals depend on consistent care so if you are unable to keep your commitment for the times and days you are scheduled for, please let us know as soon as possible.

Volunteer opportunities are available to trained volunteers upon request and approval.

ALL VOLUNTEERS, please download and print the Fuzzy Faces Refuge & Freedom Steps Volunteer Waiver and Information PDF file by clicking the link below. Please bring this completed form with you when you come to volunteer for the first time. If you are under the age of 18, please bring a parent with you the first time you volunteer with us.

Click HERE to download the FFR Volunteer Waiver and Information Document

To Become A Volunteer, Please complete this short form:

  • Volunteers must be at least 13 years old.
  • You will be responsible to keep track of the dates, times and tasks you perform in order to receive a letter for court or a signature for school. If you answer yes, please let us know how many hours you need in the comments section at the end of the application.
  • Please mark all times that you would be willing to be available on a regular basis. Specifics can be discussed when you are contacted.
  • Please add any details about your experience in the comments section
  • Please choose one
  • Please feel free to list any animals you've worked with, as well as any questions you may have in this section.