Volunteer!

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Is it too early to say New Year’s resolution? How about resolving right now to volunteer in 2019 with The Horse Fund?

The Horse Fund thrives because of our dedicated team of volunteers. We have two types of volunteers. But before we get to that, please know that we are not a rescue; we do not have any horses. We are an advocacy group protecting horses through intervention, education and legislation.

Full Time Volunteers

By full time we mean in terms of commitment, not hours. These are volunteer staff who work 2 – 10 hours per week throughout the year who are either (a) assigned to a particular issue or (b) assigned to an ongoing campaign.

Part Time Volunteers

These are volunteer staff who work when called on for short-term projects or to help staff on a particular campaign. Short-term projects can last anywhere from a few days to a few months.

What You Need to Have

• Regular access to internet service and a personal email account you check frequently.

• Internet research and reporting skills.

• Good written and verbal skills.

• Experience in any area of social media is always an asset.

• The ability to complete assignments with minimal supervision.

• Commitment to the Fund’s philosophy and policies.

• Confident you can think on your feet and be cool under pressure.

• The steely mentality necessary to face horrific acts of cruelties to horses.

• Disciplined work ethic.

• Reliability.

• Must be at least 18 years of age.

What You Need to Know

You do not need to be an expert on horse protection and safety issues. You can learn that.

You do not need previous experience with an organization like ours. Come as you are and bring what you have.

You do not need an in-depth knowledge of horses. You can learn that. However, any understanding you already have of horses and their needs will be very valuable.

What you need to have more than anything else is a deep love for horses and dedication to the betterment of their lives.

You also need an open heart and an open mind.

There’s nobody quite like us, who think or take action the way we do. We are leaders, not followers.

Interested?

Use our email form to contact us. Or you can email us directly here.

Be sure to include your preferred telephone number and the best time to call. We will telephone you within 2-3 business days of receipt.

Learn about us including our mission and philosophy at our website »

Thank you!

 

 

Giving Tuesday

I only have eyes for you. Two horses nudging. Unattributed image.
I only have eyes for you. Two horses nudge. Search result. Unattributed image. Click image to donate now.

We are very grateful for your generous hearts and how you have supported us in so many ways throughout the year.

Today is Giving Tuesday. If you wish to include us and the horses we serve in your giving today we would be delighted.

Facebook is doubling donations today. If you wish to participate in this please hit the donate button under the two horses up top on our Facebook page.

Or make a donation via this link.

Thank you again. With much love.

 

Wildfire and Winter Hay Relief

Two horses are rescued amid massive California wildfires. Many have burned to death. Image: CNN,
Two horses are rescued amid massive California wildfires. Many have burned to death. Image: CNN.

Help

Wildfires in California are continuing to have a devastating impact on people and animals. This is especially true of horses. And that’s where we come in.

Many horses have burned to death. Many horses have been severely burned and need our help and support. Evacuated horses need food and water.

We are doing all we can, but we need your help. Help us refill our Emergency Fund.

We have nearly exhausted our Emergency Fund providing wildfire relief for horses. There is still so much more to do.

Typically we use our Emergency Fund for winter hay to those in need. And winter is only just starting. But we couldn’t ignore the many pleas for help for the wildfire horses.

Double Up Today

All donations will be doubled by a generous benefactor who has already helped with generous private donations to help keep this funding going for wildfire horses can horses in need this winter. We are so grateful for his generosity! And of course yours.

Make a Donation »

Sign up to give $5 a month for 6 months. It cancels automatically. Your $30 donation will be matched right now!

If you have already given, thank you so very much for your kind generosity.

THE HORSE FUND

Five and 10. Do it again!

Galloping Horse by Bob Langrish. By Permission.
Galloping Horse by Bob Langrish. By Permission.

We sent a shout out via email about our Fall Matching Gift fundraising campaign.

In our shout out we wrote:

Anniversary

We will be 15 years old on October 23. We love your acknowledging this with your $23.00 donations. They have all been doubled to $64.00. Hooray!

Ummm, $23.00 x 2 = $46.00 not $64.00. Our generous benefactor, being the kind gentleman that he is, decided that he would honor our inadvertent slip up and all $23.00 donations in response to that email became an instant $64.00 donation. How about that?

Well, the generosity continues.

Our supporter is now guaranteeing the following offer:

In honor of your 15 year anniversary on October 23rd — I will double all $23.00 donations to $46.00 and $15.00 donations to $30.00 — for the next 24 hours starting the moment you hit the “send” button to make sure you reach your goal.

Make a Donation »

• Make a $30 donation. Sign up to give $5 a month for 6 months. It cancels automatically. Truly! Note: $15.00 of that will be matched right now.

Thank you everyone for your kindness and generosity.

Best wishes, The Horse Fund