Volunteers Make Medicine Horse Program Possible. Join our team!

Getting Started: To become a volunteer at Medicine Horse, please follow these steps:

  1. Print and fill out the Volunteer Application.

  2. Contact us to reserve a place in the next orientation or horse handling class. Volunteer orientations are held on the third Saturday of each month.  Let us know if you plan to attend.

  3. Background checks are required for all staff and volunteers. After the orientation you will receive an email link from BISI to complete a short form. The fee will be $21.25 and is paid online.

  4. Bring the completed application to your orientation/horse handling class.

Volunteer Options

Horse Handling: Assist facilitators with programs offered at Medicine Horse Program. Your job as a horse handler will be to keep the horses and participants safe, while assisting with any class activities. Horse handling class and evaluation required.

Contact our Volunteer Coordinator for more information.

Muckers: We are looking for volunteers to assist with mucking (just a fancy word for removing manure from the horse stalls.) Mucking is essential to keeping the facility clean and our horses healthy! Volunteers are needed 7 days a week from 9 am to 3 pm.

Other: We can use your help in all sorts of ways: answering phones, maintenance projects, community outreach, event planning, fundraising and more. Get in touch to learn about all of our current options!

Volunteer Perks:

At Medicine Horse Program, we strive to make volunteering worthwhile for you. We truly couldn't do what we do without our volunteers. New in 2017:

  • Sign up to be a buddy to one of the horses. After your stall cleaning shift, connect with your favorite horse through grooming, leading, or just spending time in the stall.

  • Monthly opportunities for all volunteers to come hang out with our horses, free of charge, in a supervised setting. Get to know the horses and people who make MHP a success! If you are a current volunteer, please join us at our next event to spend time with the horses and learn what EAP is all about first hand: Contact our Volunteer Coordinator for more information.

Donate

No time for volunteering? There are many ways to donate!

Consider donating an item from our wish list or making a financial donation by clicking the box below.

And don't forget to designate Medicine Horse Program as your preferred charity on Amazon Smile!

Donate

Evergreen program

Your support matters, and an Evergreen gift is the best way to give—providing steady support for Medicine Horse. For a monthly Evergreen gift, you'll set up an automatic charge to your credit card or, to eliminate credit card fees, we can set it up directly from your bank account. Only a few dollars a month will pay for a vet visit, repairing a broken fence, or support feeding!

Suggested monthly gifts are $5, $10, $15, and $20.

Thank you! Your monthly gift will be ongoing and provide steady support for the horses you love.


Help upgrade a stall

You can make a one-time donation to help us maintain a stall. Although all our horses are turned out into our paddocks, they spend a great deal of time in their stalls and the stalls need constant repair and maintenance to keep our horses safe and secure. The costs for upgrading one stall is:

Rubber mats                          $200
Fill material to level the floor  $50
New fencing                           $150
New siding                             $100
Total                                      $500

If you would like to sponsor a complete stall we will put a brass plaque on the gate to show our appreciation. Supporting half a stall will be recognized by adding your name to a plaque we will put at the entrance to the barn.

Build a home for Suzy

Susie is the friendliest and smallest of all our horses, and she loves to be around people. She resides in one of our regular stalls at the moment but we would really love to build her a new, special stall adjacent to the main barn in the middle of the all the activity so she can be a part of everyday life at the stables.  
We have estimated the total cost for a new shelter, fencing, and ground work will be about $10,000.

Your donation of $25, $50 or $100 will go a long way toward building Susy a new home.