​Volunteer  

In order to become a volunteer the following requirements must be met due to Covid-19:

If you would like to attend on Tues. or Thurs. we are open from 12:30-5:30 but you will need to sign up on Hands On Broward

There is limited space so you will need to sign up in advance.

 

In order to be eligible to become a MEMBER VOLUNTEER which gives you access to volunteer on Tues., Thurs., Sat. and Sun. from 12:30-5:30 PM, the following requirements must be met:

Volunteers MUST become MEMBERS of F.R.I.E.N.D.S. 

 

  • The minimum age for volunteers to be dropped off is 13 years old.

  • Families are encouraged to volunteer together and are welcome! We also offer a family membership.

  • Parents/Legal Guardians must stay and volunteer if their children are under the age of 13 years old.

  • All volunteers are required to attend the Safety & Orientation Class prior to volunteering. The first hour of the class will be informational and the next two hours of the class will be "hands on" volunteering. PLEASE come ready to work and dressed appropriately. The first day you come will be a total of three hours.

  • If you are under the age of 18, a parent or guardian must attend with a valid ID, and sign our releases and waivers before the Orientation & Safety Class begins.

WHAT EVERY VOLUNTEER SHOULD KNOW BEFORE YOU GO TO THE RANCH!

Regular daily chores include: dump/scrub/fill water buckets and troughs, stall cleaning, pasture cleaning, bathing, grooming, braiding, feeding, mowing grass, painting, maintenance and anything else that might need to be done that day.

Please wear closed toe shoes or boots. Attire is casual, jeans or shorts and a t-shirt. Please do not wear jewelry or clothes that are important to you as they may get ripped, lost or stained. We still need volunteers when it is hot, cold or rainy.

During the summer months, you may want to bring sunscreen, bug repellent, rubber boots, a raincoat, and work gloves. However, none of these items are required.

Please bring a small cooler with your own drinks and snacks as we do not have a refrigerator or vending machines.

 

The Orientation & Safety Class is held promptly at 1:00 on the first Saturday and the third Sunday of every month. You will also need to pre-register online for the class you would like to attend. Space is limited so please be sure to sign up well in advance. Please keep in mind, you can not start volunteering until you have attended the Orientation & Safety Class

 

We are open to member volunteers from 12:30 to 6:00 during the summer and 12:30 -5:30 in during the winter months. Member volunteers may come help every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. You do not have to stay for the entire 5 hours. No experience is needed to participate and all ages are welcome!

We also work with "Hands on Broward" and Volunteer Match so if you would like to sign up through either of these organizations, you do not have to become a member volunteer, BUT you may only volunteer on "Immediate Need Days" which are Tuesday and Thursday from 12:30-5:30.

On your first visit, if you are under 18 years old, your parent or legal guardian will need to come in with you to fill out all of the "Releases & Waivers". Whoever is filling out the forms will need to have a valid ID when providing the paperwork to us. If you have paperwork from other agencies such as school, court or diversion programs, that you will need us to sign, you will need to bring them with you on each visit. We do not backdate any paperwork and maintaining this paperwork is your responsibility.

 

GROUP VISITS

 

Group visits of five or more people must be booked in advance. If you have a group that would like to visit F.R.I.E.N.D.S., please fill out the message box at the bottom of the page providing at least three dates that are good for you and approximately how many people will be coming in your group. Also, please let us know if you will be coming to volunteer or just coming to meet and greet the animals. We welcome all groups! Student classes, girl scouts, boy scouts, churches, temples, office team builders and anyone else!

 

 

 

 

 

 

URGENT NEED DAYS: 

 

 

F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Horse Rescue & Sanctuary has a desperate need for volunteers on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 1:00 pm until 6:00 pm. You do not have to become a member to come on these days if you are signed up with Hands On Broward or Volunteer Match. If you are a parent or legal guardian you must come in with your minor child on your first visit. Minimum age to be dropped off is 13 years old. 

 

WHAT EVERY VOLUNTEER SHOULD KNOW     BEFORE THEY COME TO THE RANCH!

Regular daily chores include: dump/scrub/fill water buckets and troughs, stall cleaning, pasture cleaning, bathing, grooming, braiding, feeding, mowing grass, painting, maintenance and anything else that might need to be done that day.

Please wear closed toe shoes or boots. Attire is casual, jeans or shorts and a t-shirt. Please do not wear jewelry or clothes that are important to you as they may get ripped, lost or stained. We still need volunteers when it is hot, cold or rainy.

During the summer months, you may want to bring sunscreen, bug repellent, rubber boots, a raincoat, and work gloves. However, none of these items are required.

Please bring a small cooler with your own drinks and snacks as we do not have a refrigerator or vending machines.

 

We look forward to seeing you at the ranch!

Facility Location: 
19801 Sheridan Street, Southwest Ranches, FL33332
​​Help make a difference and volunteer today!
If you have a group of 5 or more people that would like to come and volunteer, please fill out the box listing three dates that are good for you that we can choose from. We look forward to seeing your group soon!

  • Wix Facebook page
  • Wix Twitter page
  • Pinterest App Icon
  • LinkedIn App Icon

In accordance with Chapter 496.411, Florida Statutes, the Solicitations of Contributions Act, the following information is provided: Charity Name/Location: Florida Research Institute for Equine Nurturing, Development & Safety, Inc./ 1840 NE 65 Court, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33308; Charity Registration #: CH14915. EIN: 59-2825751. “A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling Toll-Free 1-800-435-7352 within the state or outside Florida at 850-410-3800. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the state.” Also see: www.FloridaConsumerHelp.com

Number 5563156057

 © 2020  F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Inc.

     All Rights Reserved