You can make a difference.
WHAT CAN A VOLUNTEER EXPECT?
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.
MAKE A DONATION
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!
VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME
Lend a hand with:
Grooming & Health
Stall & Barn maintenance
One of the easiest ways to make a huge impact is by donating your time.
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.
We need your help...
Donations can be made by credit credit using the button below, or by sending a check payable to:
Rising Starr Horse Rescue
93 Silver Spring Road
Wilton, CT 06897
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
Want to really make a difference, become a Sponsor! Businesses and Corporations can apply for Sponsorship on the form below. All sponsors are added to our Sponsors list!
*Hay, Shavings, and Grain donations can be made to our account at:
AGRIVENTURES AGWAY, Mill Plain Rd, Danbury CT
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.