Help our non-profit horse rehabilitation center, Oklahoma, USA

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  • Description

    Description

    OPEN NOW: (Nov-March)
    There are winter positions open-- good for a student who wants to help feed and chores then study online through the winter months.

    Folks, we are a nonprofit horse rehabilitation center that offers rescue, education on equine care, volunteering, community service, owner assistance programs. We teach those wanting to learn all aspects of equine care. We need hands on to help with projects we are working on to complete as well as facility maintenance. Would love to have some energetic people that want to make a difference in horses lives here. Thats what is all about is helping these animals go from neglect to finding a forever home. You don't have to have experience we can teach you. If working hands on with horses is not your thing and you admire them there's lots of things you can still do to help them prepare for homes.

    **Please READ THIS****
    We maintain a 6 day week with consistent barn hours. Most days will consist of barn chores for the first part of the day with routine horse management. The availability of a lesson in the afternoon on days Kim(head trainer) is here for those wanting to learn. Evening feed is typically 1 hour to finish. We give plenty of time off through the day to rest, go tour, watch tv, study, and we also arrange when able for more time off to go visit museums, lunches out. We work with people on the schedule, the more people here the faster things go and that gives more time to just go do what you like. NOTE: When we plan trips to museums, nice lunch out, drive-in movie and more (when COVID or other regulations allow this) is at OUR expense as well as when you want rides to town, the city. Those days you may only work one hour in am and have whole day in city and one hour in evening to feed. We BALANCE things out so be understanding that we appreciate you're coming here to help so we try to show you by treating you as such. If you're going to sit and count the minutes on clock of 4 hours 59 minutes then please don't come here, don't even bother contacting us.

    *** IF YOU ARE A NIGHT OWL OR CANT BE IN ROUTINE TO GET UP AT 6AM THEN PLEASE DO NOT APPLY. WE DONT HAVE THE ABILITY TO WAIT ON PEOPLE WHO CANT GET UP OR WHEN DO ARE CRANKY AND CANT FUNCTION********

    You will spend your first day or two acclimating to the facility so do not worry that you are not "diving" into working. No one person can get it all in a short period of time here. There is much to running a facility such as ours. We do ask that you have patience and also be flexible. At times medical emergencies with horses or other issues take priority over say "washing a bucket".

    ***We can NOT accommodate additional dogs, horses or pets. We can not accommodate couples or families.***
    *Due to the issues with the COVID-19 virus we ask that whoever wants to come to understand you may be required for period of time to wear a mask. We ask if you have been vaccinated to let us know. If you want to get vaccinated we will gladly help you get there.***

    If you say you are going to come here and your plans change please let us know. Don't leave a Host hanging when we need to make arrangements for your visit. Contact us a week before arrival to make sure things have not changed if we don't speak often. We would like to find some "long term" folks for 3-6 months to help this year to catch up at the facility.

    1–Someone who is good at construction, handyman type, able to help with outside tasks on fence--helping set posts and stretch wire, someone to help pull out old fence, and more. Someone who knows tools, can follow outlined project, help with things such as weed whacking/mowing. We may not get into large projects but need help moving panels and setting things up for the horses, small repairs/installation.

    2–Someone willing to do basic chores such as helping sweep barn & mucking, help with feed times, cleaning, sorting, organizing, pretty much all the little things that help keep a facility running. Perhaps someone who would like to cook occasionally? You can also learn about horses while you help--please realize you will not be doing hands on with the horses unless asked to by Staff until you fully learn the system at the barn.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Language practice
    Elderly Companionship
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity 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

    Learn equine care, handling, medical. Can use as reference for resume'.
    Benefit from helping a facility that is growing and changing.
    Cultural Exchange, tourist to museums in Oklahoma City

  • Help

    Help

    ****We can not accommodate additional dogs, horses or pets. We can not host those with children OR couples.****
    Offering a volunteer position to learn about equine care, rehabilitation, medical. Horse experience is a plus although not needed. Upon arrival at the facility you will be given forms to fill out, our handbook which will give you direction on how most of the things are run here along with our Dress Code, etc.

    Dress Code is basically modest dress. No low cut tops--ladies please make sure when bending over your not exposing/hanging out, no short shorts inside or outside house, no see through tops, jeans up in the back so under garments not showing, no skin tight clothes (English breeches are fine) We are trying to set an example to those who come here for many reasons a standard for our facility. We ask that you respect our no alcohol and drugs policy.

    We maintain a 6 day week with consistent barn hours. Most days will consist of barn chores for the first part of the day with routine horse management. The availability of a lesson in the afternoon on days Kim(head trainer) is here for those wanting to learn. Evening feed is typically 1 hour to finish. We give plenty of time off through the day to rest, go tour, watch tv, study, and we also arrange when able for more time off to go visit museums, lunches out etc. You will spend your first day or two acclimating to the facility so do not worry that you are not "diving" into working. No one person can get it all in a short period of time here. There is much to running a facility such as ours. We do ask that you have patience and also be flexible. At times medical emergencies with horses or other issues take priority over say "washing a bucket".

    *** IF YOU ARE A NIGHT OWL OR CANT BE IN ROUTINE TO GET UP AT 6AM THEN PLEASE DO NOT APPLY. WE DONT HAVE THE ABILITY TO WAIT ON PEOPLE WHO CANT GET UP OR WHEN DO ARE CRANKY AND CANT FUNCTION********

    Help at the Barn--someone who can help with cleaning, scrubbing buckets, sweeping, organizing supplies & unpacking them when shipped in, learn about feeding horses and whats required to maintain them. This is not a hands on position unless specifically discussed before hand and after arrival with Staff to determine your ability to help around horses. ALL new volunteers are required to go through a learning process about the facility, how it is run and to work together as a TEAM.

    Be able to take instructions from Staff and others who have been here for longer period of time learning, this maintains the safety of volunteers and horses. If another volunteer has been here longer you may be taking instructions from them since they know the routine

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Vietnamese: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We now have a room for the guys and one for the girls. Dorm type room so yes you may be sharing with 1-2 others. Bathroom in the hall (your required to keep presentable to public) Meals, snacks. WiFi, cable tv. Laundry and bathroom supplies provided. We ask that you adhere to our dress code (we can send it to you to read if you like before hand along with a list of things that we advise you bring). When out of your room we ask that you dress accordingly and also respect that others may be sleeping if you are an early riser (gotta have that cup of java before work) and do so quietly to allow others their rest.

    If you want to cook please discuss with Staff where things are located. We keep plenty of food on hand to make sure people are fed, even Vegan/Vegetarian foods.

    We do have dogs in house so must be able to live with them. Please do not yell at them. If they are invading your space tell us, they are not to sleep in the bedrooms. They are very loving and like to cuddle. Also two house cats.

    We can not accommodate additional dogs, horses or pets. We can not host those with children OR couples. Thank you for understanding.

    Effective October 1, 2021 we are moving to a non-smoking facility.
    No alcohol or drugs on property. Please respect this policy as we would respect you in your home.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Can arrange for transportation to visit Oklahoma City, etc. We are like a family here and treat each other with respect. This is a calm relaxing place to be. We do not allow alcohol or drugs on the property or people to come back here under the influence. We enjoy helping others to learn about what we do here.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Possible space depending on size of vehicle.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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