Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre

Our mission is to rescue and rehabilitate abused, neglected and abandoned horses, ponies and donkeys, while campaigning for the better treatment of animals across Spain. We are a no-kill foundation and provide each rescued animal with a safe and loving sanctuary – either here at our centre or via rehoming – for the rest of their lives.

Volunteer with the Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre

Our foundation is staffed almost entirely by volunteers and we are always looking for passionate people who are willing to share their time, skills, enthusiasm or professional experience.

Whether you volunteer at the rescue centre, in our charity shops or help out with administration, fundraising or events management, your time will help us make a difference. See our current volunteering opportunities for information on specific positions currently open or read below for general volunteering details. If you'd like to hold a fundraising event for us, check out our handy list of ideas here.

Interested in going deeper and actually living at our rescue centre for a short time while you volunteer? Perhaps our working holiday program is for you.

Ready to volunteer?

Please read our volunteer's manual then fill out our online volunteer application form to get started.

(Please note: we do try and respond to every application, but sometimes we get a bit swamped in very busy times. If you haven't heard from us within two weeks, first check your junk email folder, then email pr@easyhorsecare.net to follow up your application.)

Why volunteer?

Volunteering your time is immensely rewarding. You will help give our rescued equines a second chance at life while also having fun, meeting new people, creating new friendships, learning something new and gaining invaluable experience to enhance your resume.

Who do we need? 

We need you.

We are always looking for passionate people who are willing to share their time, skills, enthusiasm or professional experience.

Age is no barrier – our oldest volunteer is 82-years-old and our youngest just a child.

Professional experience is not required as we offer on-the-job training for our volunteers. But if you have a special interest or ability, please do let us know.

Everyone can volunteer at the Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre – regardless of physical abilities, there is always something to do. Volunteering at our center can be as labor intensive or relaxed as you wish.

Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre co-founder Rod Weeding with two rescued horses.

What kinds of volunteering opportunities are available?

There are many ways you can give your time and energy to the Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre. See our current volunteering opportunities for specific positions currently open. We also always need a hand with the ongoing running of the centre, including: 

Charity shops-related volunteering – needed on a weekly basis.

Help raise vital funds to keep our centre going by volunteering in our network of charity shops across the Alicante region. Serve customers, sort and price donated goods, design and update shop displays, share our story with customers.

Rescue centre-related volunteering – needed on a regular basis.

Fundraising, event organising, help with our open day café, open day tour guide, photography, videography, administrative work, grant writing, graphic gesign, public relations and media communication, marketing, promotion, donation collecting.

Equine-related volunteering – needed on a regular basis.

Mucking out, feeding, daily chores, grooming, care of equines and other animals, tack cleaning and repair. (You can also stay at our rescue centre for a short time while doing this kind of volunteering under our working holiday program.)

Stables-related volunteering – needed on an occasional basis.

Clean-up and work days, carpentry, building fences and shelters, general maintenance, painting and decorating, electrical and plumbing works.

Sue Weeding feeding a rescued donkey at the Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre in Spain.

How much time do I need to give?

Can you spare a morning or an afternoon a week? If so, then we'd love to hear from you. Volunteering is flexible, so you can give time around your work, study, childcare or other commitments.

How do I apply?

Firstly, read our volunteer's manual to familiarise yourself with our rules and regulations.

Then simply click here to complete our online volunteer application form. We'll contact you after receiving your application.

(Please note: we do try and respond to every application, but sometimes we get a bit swamped in very busy times. If you haven't heard from us within two weeks, first check your junk email folder, then email pr@easyhorsecare.net to follow up your application.)

Thank you for your help and support.

"Maybe you can't change the world by saving one horse, but you can change the whole world for the horse that you save." – Sue Weeding, Easy Horse Care co-founder.

Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre co-founder Rod Weeding feeding a herd of donkeys in the winter mud.

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