How to Volunteer at HOME

We've all been there

Every board member has had many years prior experience as volunteers at other horse rescue organizations. Collectively, we bring years of experience and best practice procedures to share with our volunteers.

We understand what it’s like to pick a dozen paddocks, clean water buckets, measure grains and fill hay bags. Rain or shine, summer or winter, we’ve geared up and headed out. and the nickers that have greeted us—priceless!

Volunteer feeding HOME mini horse.
Volunteer Jo enticing Dolly.
ummmm... carrots?!

mini makers matter!

We know there are so many worthy organizations that could benefit from having you as a Mini Maker volunteer, but we’d like to think we’re rather special! There’s no other rescue organization that we know of who specializes in the mini equine world and we’re just starting out. You can be part of our effort to help rehabilitate these animals and prepare them for their new homes

And… where else could you be surrounded by the tiniest, cutest little faces?

Share the love

Here at HOME, we daily experience the joy of seeing how even the smallest amount of effort can have huge positive effect. Come share our joy.

Volunteer at HOME for mini nuzzles
Lizzy welcoming a new friend, Jesse James.

F.A.Q.

I’m intrigued, so what’s involved?

We are looking for volunteers who are willing and able to come for up to a couple hours a day, once a week, with a commitment for at least three months.

We have both morning and evening shifts available. The morning shift is generally between 9:00–11:00 AM and evenings are 4:00–6:00 PM. The goal is to have at least two people per shift.

We have volunteers of all ages, but children under the age of 16 will need to have an adult work alongside them.

There is a phone interview first followed by an on-site visit to HOME to meet you in person and give you a tour of our facilities.

After the chores have been completed and you still have time and want to hang around a bit, you might be able to groom a mini! Not all of them are good candidates, however, so we’ll take time to identify those who are and evaluate your interactions with them.

Oh fear not! We periodically have work parties for special projects like painting, building/assembling shelters, fencing, paddock maintenance, etc. No experience necessary, just bring a can-do attitude!

We’re located at 12015 67th Ave. NE, Arlington, WA 98223