Volunteer Opportunities

Do you love horses and want to make a difference in their lives?
You have come to the right place!

Are you more comfy with a hammer or a keyboard than a hoof?  
No problem! See our volunteer opportunities below.

Please fill out the Volunteer Application to get started! Or Contact Us if you would like more information.

Horse Handlers (equine experience required)

Activities: hoof care and trimming, gentling,  ground work,  grooming,  equine massage therapy, exercising, riding. Work with the same horse to establish a healing relationship.

Feeding Crew

Activities:  Sign up for a morning or evening feed shift in McKinleyville or Arcata, clean pens, water, haul hay. This is a great way to gain experience with horses!

Transportation Crew

Activities:  If you have a truck and horse trailer, you can help transport horses to pasture facilities, vet appointments and training locations.

Winter Horse Response Team

Activities: Be part of a team responding to calls or neglect or owners in trouble. Help assess situation and help provide crisis assistance with the goal of keeping the at risk horse in their home.


Activities:  assist with maintaining facilities in good shape, setting up and moving pens, repairing equipment and buildings.  Maintain tack in good repair.  Paint.  Help plan and oversee work parties.

Fundraising and Event Support:

Activities:  Help plan and staff annual fund raising and community events, assist with Play Days, riding clinics, information booths, help coordinate events, grant writing, and develop creative fund raising concepts.

Public Relations

Activities:  Write press releases, design fliers, develop promotional material.  Be an Adoption Promotion Specialist and ensure that all our horses find their forever homes.

Become a Board Member!

Activities: Help with the operations and management decisions that maintain Heart of the Redwoods Horse Rescue. We are a hands on, all-volunteer, working board.