We Need You!

But Our Horses Need You More

Volunteer For the Horses

Group of Volunteers with Horses

Giving your time to help us – whether it is hands on help with the horses in our care, assisting with our general administration or helping out with fundraising and creating awareness, your help makes a real difference.

Our volunteers also help raise money and awareness of our good work within their local communities and sometimes further afield!

There are lots of benefits to becoming a Canham Farm Horse Rescue volunteer. You will learn more about horses, meet new people and make new friends, develop or gain new skills and experiences or help you gain confidence and self-esteem. You will also become part of a valued team allowing you to give something back to an animal that has given this country so much, yet are often treated so badly.

Current Volunteer Positions


Volunteer with Silly horse


General Ranch Help

We are in need of horse-loving people to help out with general horse care. Duties include feeding horses, some mucking, interacting with horses (after volunteer training) and more depending on experience. We are a self-sustaining non-profit that relies on donations and fundraisers to meet our expenses.  These include paying for hay, vet and farrier visits, supplements, horse tack, and all utilities.

Our horse rescue has made a commitment to be open to anyone who wishes to be a volunteer, regardless of their finances, or their gender, ethnicity, or LGBTQ+. No one is turned away, but we do ask volunteers if they are able to fundraise a minimum of $250 per year to help keep our rescue afloat and enable us to rehabilitate these majestic, therapeutic animals.  In addition, we invite you to purchase one of our logo tees or sweatshirts at wholesale pricing. 


We are Seeking Board Members for 2024!


                                                                                                      Construction/Handy Man


We need help from repairing fences to building shelters. If you are handy with construction tools we need you! Horses have a habit of breaking things so it’s a constant job to keep up with their shenanigans!

If you are interested in any of our volunteer positions, pleae complete our application form and hit submit.

If you can do two or more days a week please indicate the days in the additonal notes below.
The reason we ask for 6 months is that we spend a lot of time training and supervising new volunteers, so a minimum of 6 months is required.
This is not required but as a grassroots organization we rely on donors and fundraisers
By checking the "Yes" button above and submitting this application form I understand that my primary volunteer duties will be determined by the founder and that any contact with the horses, including entering stalls and paddocks to clean, must be authorized by the founder or senior volunteer on duty. As a volunteer I agree to follow Canham Farm’s policy of being respectful to all people at Canham Farm regardless of race, sex, creed, age, or national origin.  I also agree that any comments, written or spoken, online or offline will be respectful and supportive of Canham Farm’s reputation.  Horsemanship/riding lessons from Julia or Malia, if desired and she has the time to provide them, will cost $50 per lesson until 6 months of consistent volunteering or lessons has been completed. Riding lessons are not mandatory. You will, however, be obligated to attend a horsemanship class before any interaction with our horses and as needed throughout your time as a volunteer with us. I also agree that as a volunteer I have a "duty of care" to the horses and as such if I am unable to make my designated shift, we ask that you first try to find another volunteer to cover for you, emergencies excluded.

A member of our team will be in touch to arrange an informal interview

Volunteer Orientation Sign Up



Sorry no children between the ages of 14 and 18 without an adult present.

Canham Farm Horse Rescue Volunteers


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