Volunteer

Thank you so much for your interest in volunteering with our group!

APFP is home to over 20 minis and other animals. While we appreciate every person who wishes to volunteer, we cannot accept volunteers that are not willing to dedicate at least a month to volunteering — one day per week for a month is our minimum.

Each volunteer must go through training on the ins and outs of mini care and general sanctuary upkeep. We simply do not have time to train a one-day volunteer.

Mini horses may be small, but they are still horses and can weigh upwards of 300 pounds! While they may look cute and cuddly, they can get rowdy and that can be dangerous for those unfamiliar being around horses and especially children. Some of our minis have come from abusive homes and we are working tirelessly to resocialize them, so treating the minis with the utmost care and patience is required — volunteering is not a game.

As such, APFP cannot accept volunteers age 16 or under without an accompanying adult or guardian present at all times, preferably volunteering as well.

We have volunteering opportunities for all experience levels.

  • Cleaning stables
  • Cleaning the field
  • Giving minis a bath
  • Putting on fly masks
  • Feeding
  • Watering
  • Moving minis to different areas/pens
  • Helping organize feed on feed delivery days
  • Moving corrals
  • Farm maintenance

APFP is a working sanctuary. There will be dirt, bugs, mud, and a lot of manure. The following cannot be worn while volunteering at APFP:

  • Open-toed shoes, sandals, or flipflops
  • Ribbons or articles of clothing that wave loosely
  • Loose jewelry and/or jewelry you mind losing
  • Clothing you mind damaging or getting dirty

If interested, please email [email protected]

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