Forever Amber Acres’ Barn Buddies Program provides participants with a positive bonding experience. In a peaceful, holistic environment, volunteers can enjoy nature and make positive connections with rescued animals, the outdoors and others. By assisting in the basic care of everyday life at a rescue facility, our volunteers enjoy a challenging and rewarding physical experience. Barn Buddies also earn companionship and the satisfaction of caring for animals in need. The hours donated by volunteers keep our small, but thriving organization running. They also allow us to provide rescues with vital round the clock care while maintaining the quality and safety of our sanctuary.
Our goal is to promote a sense of community to the benefit of all. We strive to maintain a healthy, peaceful environment where self-confidence, trust and a sense of well-being and purpose can thrive. Motivated by contact with the horses, Barn Buddies in a variety of tasks. These include grooming and feeding the animals, along with basic daily maintenance activities.
Barn Buddies complete volunteer training and orientation while they become acquainted with our equine residents and their home. Working with others, they perform a variety of activities vital to the daily operation of our sanctuary including:
1) Learning to feed, groom, and care for the rescue animals at FAAAS
2) Turning horses in and out at scheduled daily intervals
3) Daily stall maintenance such as basic cleaning and repair
4) Organizing tack and other supplies
Volunteers with specific experience and skills may also perform routine maintenance of the facilities and equipment. More experienced volunteers typically lead their shifts and also assist in or provide orientation and training to new volunteers.
Shifts are approximately 3 hours long. You must be a minimum of 12 years of age to become a Barn Buddy. Families and service groups are always welcome! For more information please email FAAASVolunteers@gmail.com If you’d like to apply, please use the form below.