Volunteers are at the  heart  of Whispering Hearts Horse Rescue. While previous experience with horses is helpful, there are also lots of ways that people without horse experience can help. Your position as a volunteer depends upon where your skills and interests will be most beneficial to our program. Jobs may include getting your hands dirty by helping out around the farm or assisting with other important tasks. The daily operations of WHHR would not be possible without our volunteers.


From one of our fabulous volunteers:


Hi Brenda,
Just wanted to drop a line and tell you how glad we are to be a part of the rescue. We have always loved animals. What you are doing is wonderful. Anyone who talks to you knows right away you are very sincere. You come alive talking about your horses!!! We just love coming there and helping and spending time with the horses.

Sometimes, when I go, I think I have a favourite - but then I meet another and think "Oops! I think I love them all!" I have always wanted a horse of my own. But this is better... I have them all! Once again, thanks for letting Del and I share your dream!

We are currently in need of:

  • A Fund Raising Coordinator
  • Weekly 'farm hand' volunteers
  • A Farrier willing to donate some trims
  • A Veterinarian willing to donate some medical care


Duties of WHHR Volunteers:

  • Handling and care of horses
  • Maintaining a neat stable area, including house keeping and janitorial duties of tack room, feed room, arena and barn area
  • Cleaning stalls and paddocks
  • Cleaning tack and other equipment such as buckets
  • Safely handling, haltering and leading horses in the manner prescribed by staff.
  • Identifying individual horses in groups in large pastures and stable area
  • Grooming, saddling and bridling horses
  • Lifting up to 40 lbs which may include hay bales, wheelbarrows, 5 gallon water buckets, etc.
  • Various stable duties involve lifting
  • Maintaining grounds; Picking paddocks
  • Performing other daily chores on the Volunteer Chore List
  • Following instructions; Work individually and as part of a team with other volunteers


Requirements of Volunteers:

  • Commitment of at least 3 hours weekly for a minimum of 1 year
  • Able to perform the above duties independently
  • Attend horse care training sessions at WHHR
  • Willingness to learn
  • Willingness to be part of a team and follow guidelines


Volunteers must be at least 14 years of age.

All volunteers are required to complete the Acknowledgment of Risk and Release of Liability form.