Help with our therapy horse farm and homestead in rural northern Oregon, USA

  • United States
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  • Last activity: 8 Dec 2023



 Min stay requested: 1 month or more



  • Description


    The core of what we do is use the therapeutic and intuitive qualities of animals to heal humans with our equine and farm therapy programs. We also breed horses and use many different types of animals to help people heal. Our 20 acre homestead is in Newberg, Oregon. We also grow lots of veggies and raise animals for meat. We are located in a picturesque rural area with beautiful places to walk or run.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    General Maintenance
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    To be considered, you will need to be able to stay for a minimum of two months. We invest a lot of effort into training volunteers, and it is only worth it for us if volunteers stay at least two months. On average, volunteers stay 3-4 months, and by the end, they often say that the time went too fast. We have seen that volunteers who stay longer gain a much deeper understanding of animal stewardship and care, and reap more personal benefits.

    If you would like to apply to volunteer here, please start by messaging us with your answers to the following questions. How do you feel about spending your days with animals and caring for animals? Are you looking to make a two-month commitment, minimum? We look forward to hearing from you!

    Volunteers must have health insurance. For US residents, you will be able to qualify for free health insurance through Oregon Health Plan.

    We are a non-smoking household and facility.

  • Help


    Our Workaway volunteers help us care for the small animals and horses, help us with gardening and other projects, and support our equine-assisted psychotherapy program. We have rabbits, chickens, ducks, a llama, sheep, goats, cats, dogs, horses, miniature horses, mini donkies, doves, peacocks, and a pig named Stinkerbelle.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Groceries for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks are provided. We have really enjoyed and appreciated the volunteers that have come to our farm and family through Workaway. We value open communication, respect, and community. We welcome all people, no matter your sexual orientation, race, religion, gender identity, country of origin, or age. We expect all volunteers to show respect towards others while they are here. We have a shared apartment for volunteers that includes a kitchen and a bathroom. This is an all-gender space. Laundry is available on-site.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Unfortunately we cannot accommodate pets. We have a variety of free-range animals and a careful balance exists that allows all our animals to coexist in a healthy and safe way. It's not possible for us to temporarily take dogs, cats, or horses during your stay.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days per week

Host ref number: 171444762715

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