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 which in turn will 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.

Still Want to Volunteer?

A few things to ponder before you commit. Looking after horses is hard, dirty work, but if you like smelling of horses, getting covered in hay, scooping manure, working in the heat of California summers and the winter rains, adore horses and can lift heavy items (up to 50lbs) then volunteering at our horse rescue may be perfect for you. We truly appreciate our volunteers, and while we understand how busy you are, we’re so grateful when you choose to share your time with our amazing rescued horses. Please note that grooming and handling our horses acts as a reward for consistency and commitment. All experience levels are welcome!

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 all volunteers to commit to raising minimum of $250 per year to help keep our rescue afloat. Which in turn and enables us to rehabilitate these majestic, therapeutic animals.  In addition, we invite you to purchase one of our logo tees or sweatshirts at wholesale pricing. 

Our Current Volunteer Needs


If you are interested in any of our volunteer positions above,
please complete our application form and click 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 orientation and an informal interview

Volunteer Orientation Sign Up



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

A Few of Canham Farm Horse Rescue’s

Volunteers Past and Present


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