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Mills River Rescue and Sanctuary
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Mills River Rescue and Sanctuary is a farm dedicated to rescuing animals in need of rescue or sanctuary. Our rescue started back when owner Patti Maroney worked for another rescue and realized how much need there was for helping ponies and donkeys so she started her own rescue. In 2017 Mills River Rescue and Sanctuary became an official 501 c3 non profit rescue. From that moment on MRR has helped rescue many ponies and donkeys from locals that may have fallen on hard times, neglect or abuse and from auctions that could have ended in slaughter. Some of our rescues have severe medical conditions or are elderly so are not adoptable. We owe it to them to provide a safe place for them for the rest of their lives.

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About The Opportunity: Volunteers are greatly needed for the day to day care of the animals A volunteer’s primary tasks consist of putting out horses and hay in the morning, cleaning the animals living areas- paddocks and stalls. This means shoveling and scooping lots of poop, scrubbing water buckets and refilling them in the stalls and paddocks, cleaning feed buckets, sweeping areas, replacing bedding, and setting up the stalls for the animals for the evening. You must be able to carry/lift 25-30lbs. It is very important that you can take direction from a senior volunteer. Failure to show up or consistently canceling scheduled shifts can lead to termination from the program. It is not a glamorous job but it is so rewarding. So if you are still interested in joining our team click on “Contact Us” @https://www.millsriverrescue.com/volunteer and someone will be in touch with you to schedule a day to start getting you trained.
Who we're looking for: Horse and animal lovers, and anyone who would like to learn how to provide care and maintenance to rescue ponies and donkeys. Volunteers must be 18 years or older to volunteer. A commitment of 4 shifts per month (2 hours per shift) am or pm with responsibilities that include, feeding, stall/paddock cleaning, watering and general care of the farm. Shifts are available for AM from 8:30-11:00 and for PM from 4:00-6:00, 7 days a week in all weather conditions.
Start Date: 10/02/2023
Is the start date flexible?: Yes
End Date: 12/02/2023
Is end date flexible?: Yes
Schedule/Time of Day: Shift are available for AM from 8:30-11:00 and for PM from 4:00-6:00, 7 days a week in all weather conditions.
Does this involve public interaction?: No
Does the volunteer need to be 21+?: No
Minimum # of volunteer hours expected: 4
Address/Location: 240 River Road Marston Mills MA 02648
Email address to sign-up: millsriverrescue@yahoo.com
Website URL: https://www.millsriverrescue.com/
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