We are always looking for volunteers to help us provide the highest standard of care for our horses. You do not need to have any prior horse experience to volunteer at Peaceful Ridge Rescue. If you would like to help with our horses, the first step is to take a VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION


This Volunteer Orientation covers the rescue rules, basic safe horsemanship skills, and an introduction to some of the horses that you will be working with. After completion of the orientation, you are welcome to come volunteer and help with the horses any time during our volunteer hours.
Volunteer Peaceful Ridge Rescue
There are other ways to get involved and volunteer at Peaceful Ridge Rescue too. We have opportunities to help in our garden, volunteering in the office, helping with events and fundraising, and more!



  • Volunteer Orientation is MANDATORY before starting volunteering at Peaceful Ridge Rescue
  • Volunteer orientations usually take place every first and third Saturday of the month at 10:00am for approximately one hour. DUE TO COVID-19, THE VOLUNTEER ORIENTATIONS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. PLEASE CONTACT US BY SENDING AN EMAIL USING THE FORM BELOW.
  • Orientation is $20 and includes a volunteer shirt (you will have to wear this shirt every time you are coming on the property)
  • Requirements : must be at least 16 years of age.  If under 16 you must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Wear closed toe shoes or boots
  • Sign the waiver/indemnity and the code of conduct forms. Please download both documents below and bring them with you to attend Orientation

Waiver Form Code of Conduct

General Rules for Volunteers

  • Open everyday for volunteers from 8:00am to 2:00pm
  • No food should be given to any of our horses at any time
  • Must wear close toed shoes – absolutely no sandals.
  • Wear cool and comfortable clothing – it gets very hot and you will get dirty. 
  • Please bring lots of water and snacks if you need them, in your own cooler. 
  • Basic clinics are mandatory. They are given Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Just text Victor and he will set it up at your convenience.
  • We use the Buddy System – a minimum of 2 people together at all times. No one is to ever be alone in a stall or paddock.
  • Volunteers are not permitted to bring guests. Please enjoy volunteering with your friends and family, but only after everyone attends mandatory orientation and clinics.

Any donations we receive takes a huge weight off of us. Even small donations make a difference.

Accreditation – Affiliation

Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance

Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance

The 501 (c) (3) non-profit Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance  accredits, inspects and awards grants to approved aftercare organizations to retire, retrain and rehome Thoroughbreds using industry-wide funding.
Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

Every day, the world over, wild and domestic animals are abandoned, displaced, or injured by humans and natural causes. The sole purpose of The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS) is to ensure that these animals receive the highest standards of care during rescue, rehabilitation, and the rest of their life.
Retired Racehorse Project

Retired Racehorse Project

Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) exists to facilitate placement of Thoroughbred ex-racehorses in second careers by increasing demand for them in equestrian sports and serving the farms, trainers, and organizations that transition them.
The United Horse Coalition

The United Horse Coalition

The United Horse Coalition is a broad alliance of equine organizations that have joined together under the American Horse Council to educate the horse industry about the problem of the unwanted horse. We seek to provide information for existing and prospective owners, breeders, sellers, and horse organizations regarding the long-term responsibilities of owning and caring for horses, as well as focusing on the opportunities available for these horses.