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Volunteers 

SHR Volunteers Dec 2022

Our volunteers and our therapy animals are the heart and SOUL of our ALL-volunteer program! Check out our "Ranch Volunteers" page to meet our incredible team!

The SOUL Harbour Ranch Animal Therapy Program, where mini therapy horses, therapy dogs, a therapy cat, mini donkeys, mini pigs, a giant rabbit and big horses are good for your SOUL!

Are you interested in joining our SOUL Family? Please read through the Volunteer Requirements page first. 

New for 2024: We have chosen to bring new volunteers into our organization as part of the "Feed and Clean" crew (or Equine Sanitation Engineers!) We will teach you how to feed our herd, clean our barn and care for our animals. Morning and evening shifts are available, plan for 1.5-2 hrs . Must be able-bodied and not mind hard work. Also need to be able to lift (w/help) muck buckets to dumpster. Enjoy time in the barn and get your best thinking done! 

If you are interested in joining our Animal Therapy program and becoming a registered Animal Therapy handler with our therapy animals such as our miniature therapy horses, therapy dogs, mini therapy pigs, and therapy rabbit, we require the following: minimum age 14 (no exceptions), commitment to completion of Pet Partners Handler course and testing within 3 months of volunteer start date, and minimum twice per month commitment at training and visits (the majority of our volunteers commit more than that!). You will transition from the Feed and Clean crew to training to become a handler (or you can do both!)

For those interested in becoming a registered animal therapy team member with your own animal, we would love to have you join our Animal Therapy Team. We are happy to help you become a registered therapy animal team and join us!   See the Therapy Animal Initiative Training, provided through a grant from the Barrington Area Community Foundation. If we provide training, you must plan to be a part of our program for a minimum of twice per month. We will allow any breed of animal that Pet Partners allows, which includes 9 breeds of animals: dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, rats, guinea pigs, horses/donkeys, and llamas/alpacas. See the "Volunteer Requirements" page for more information.

Please call us for more information 855-408-7685 or CONTACT US

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