Volunteering & Community Service

There is always a need for volunteers at Equine Advocates Rescue & Sanctuary in Chatham, NY. We do ask for a commitment of at least two hours per week. Volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.  If you have the time and interest, please contact us with details on what you would like to do. We also host Community Service Days for corporations, national children’s groups, and schools.  Please contact us if you would like to schedule one at the sanctuary. Thank you very much!

For the Horses

  • Groom horses—some equine experience needed
  • Wash feed tubs and buckets
  • Clear rocks from paddocks (critical to avoid hoof and leg injuries)
  • Muck stalls and clear manure from paddocks/pastures


Around the Sanctuary

  • Paint fencing and barn structures
  • Repair/replace fencing


Education Program

  • Conduct seminars in our Humane Education Center and around the sanctuary:
    We welcome:
    • Professional photographers
    • Art teachers
    • Natural horsemanship trainers
    • Equine veterinarians
    • Equine dentists
    • Equine nutritionists
    • Farriers
  • Conduct and/or assist with classes and tours at the sanctuary
  • Assist with Public Open Days at the sanctuary


Fundraising Events, Expos, and Fairs

  • Assist with fundraising events
  • Represent Equine Advocates at expos and fairs


Hold Your Own Fundraiser for Equine Advocates

Offer Your Services

  • Veterinarian
  • Farrier
  • Photographers – we are always in need of new images of our amazing equine residents!
  • Publicist
  • Grant writer
  • Fundraiser
  • Office Helper
  • Carpenter
  • Mechanic
  • Painter