Gentle Giants Draft Horse Rescue is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Equine Welfare Organization in Mt. Airy committed to saving draft and draft cross horses from slaughter, abuse, and neglect.
Our volunteer program is very hands-on!
Following an initial training period, you will be responsible for duties directly involved with the horses. On a typical day, you will be involved in real farm work such as feeding, haying, mucking, cleaning, turning in and out, farm maintenance, watering, and grooming horses.
Volunteers who consistently complete 20 hours per month may be eligible for riding privileges as well!
Saving the lives of horses at Days End Farm Horse Rescue would not be possible without the dedication and selfless actions of their many volunteers. Volunteers of all ages, abilities, and experience levels provide over 55,000 hours of service a year. Whether you’re interested in hands-on time with the horses or want to contribute in a nonequine capacity, there are a variety of positions and needs in their four volunteer programs.
Internships at Days End Farm Horse Rescue give emerging professionals valuable insight into the day-to-day management, operations, and requirements of a large horse rescue. Interns can utilize skills learned at DEFHR in their next careers in equine management, training, animal welfare advocacy, equine rehabilitation, nonprofit marketing, facility management, and countless additional areas within the industry. Our internship positions are available as both residential and nonresidential positions and cover the following areas of DEFHR.
Days End Farm Horse Rescue is a national rescue and rehabilitation facility sheltering 110-150 horses annually in Lisbon. One of the Maryland Horse Industry Board’s Horse Discovery Centers, Days End has developed a range of educational equine content for both children and adults.