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Not everyone has the time or ability to visit us, but that doesn't mean you can't lend a helping hand! Every donation enables us to continue our work, saving lives and supporting the community.
If you have any questions feel free to ask!
LEARN TO RIDE
English or Western
EXPERIENCE RISING STARR HORSE RESCUE
Rising Starr Horse Rescue wants to spread our message of hope and compassion. We believe that a single action can make a difference in the community and that collective action can greatly impact the world. Through advocacy and outreach activities, our team works tirelessly each day to contribute their part to the greater good.
We currently offer our volunteer program for all ages.
RSHR offers both English and Western riding lessons on our program horses or your's year-round in our big outdoor and indoor arenas. Sign up for Summer programs early-space is limited.
We have partnered with the metropolitan equestrian team to bring our riders the AEL Athletic Equestrian Team for 3rd grade to adult. visit www.metropolitanequstrianteam.org.
Our facility is a wonderful home for any horse. Our kind and knowledgeable staff will care for your horse with love. Ask about our boarding options.
RSHR also offers Equine Yoga and Life coaching.
RSHR is a proud grant recipient of The Forever Foundation training program.
We offer free on-the-ground training for all volunteers in The Forever Foundation Training Program.
RSHR will come to your school, business, or nursing home. You can have your group come to us to participate in team building and education on the reality and responsibility of horse ownership and the plight of America's at risk horses.
Contact us for more information.
For whom we are endlessly thankful
WHAT CAN A VOLUNTEER EXPECT?
Here are the details:
Our volunteers play a role in numerous activities at the barn. These activities include chores and maintenance required to keep the barn safe and welcoming, working with the horses to restore trust and improve their training, helping with awareness events, and performing administrative duties. RSHR has a need for both younger and older volunteers. All you need to have is a will to want to help and love a horse.
A VOLUNTEER/TEAM MEMBER MAY EXPECT:
An orientation and training needed to carry out the responsibilities of a volunteer and Team Member;
Encouragement, guidance and the resources necessary for successful productivity;
Consideration and responses to questions, suggestions, and concerns; and
Respect, recognition and appreciation for the Volunteers/Team Members efforts and contributions.
A VOLUNTEER/TEAM MEMBER IS EXPECTED:
To put safety ALWAYS;
To be supportive of RSHR, its mission, vision and goals;
To perform assignments to the best of your abilities; and
To communicate ideas, opinions, questions, and concerns to RSHR Head of the Herd.
COMMITMENT TO VOLUNTEERING:
We are an all-volunteer operated organization. RSHR recognizes the valuable contributions it receives from its volunteers and team members. RSHR’s purpose is best achieved by the active involvement of volunteers in the management and implementation of its many programs and activities.
PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE VOLUNTEER POLICIES
The purpose of these policies is to provide overall guidelines for RSHR. The policies apply to all RSHR volunteers and team members.
A RSHR volunteer is someone who, without monetary compensation or expectation of monetary compensation, performs a task at the direction of and on behalf of RSHR.
RSHR volunteers fulfill a number of roles which include, but are not limited to, the following categories: governance, advisory positions, management, advocacy, education, direct services, and support services.
RSHR Head of the Herd
A RSHR HH supervisor of volunteers is responsible for assisting volunteers in carrying out the work of RSHR within his or her particular activity. The responsibilities of a HH may include the following:
needs assessment of other volunteers/team members
appointments and assignments
orientation and training
support (information and resources)
direction, guidance, coaching, and coordination
Every volunteer and Team Member will be given the training necessary for the performance of an assignment and will be expected to participate in the training specified in his or her position description. It is necessary for all volunteers to request permission from a Head of the Herd before attempting new activities.
Volunteers and Team Members will have timely access to resources, equipment, and supplies that are needed, available, and within budgetary constraint.
All volunteers and Team Members must wear boots and long pants.
HOW CAN I DONATE?
Rising Starr Horse Rescue relies on the generous donations from people like you. Your generous contributions are used to rescue, rehabilitate, and provide our rescued horses with the care that they very much need and deserve. Our most substantial expense is veterinary fees because many of the horses that we rescue require urgent veterinary attention. Donations are also used for food and horse supplies to ensure that each horse gets the tender love and care it deserves. Every dollar counts and we are grateful for all donations.
Supplies help keep us running. Items such as the following are the perfect way to help out:
Hay, Shavings, and Grain*
A Round Horse Pen
Agway or Gas Gift Cards
Or visiting our Amazon Wishlist
*Hay, Shavings, and Grain donations can be made to our account at:
AGRIVENTURES AGWAY, Mill Plain Rd, Danbury CT