T.R.E.E.S. Traveller's Rest Equine Elders Sanctuary
 Interested in Volunteering at Traveller's Rest?
We need YOU!




Volunteers are an important part of TREES.  We welcome those who wish to participate in offering new lives to senior horses, ponies, donkeys and mules that have had less than happy pasts.


We're looking for people who understand that it takes a fair amount of work - every day - to care for a herd of Elders.  Experience working with horses is not a requirement; only the ability to recognize a dirty stall or paddock, or notice when a water tank needs to be refilled, and the willingness to perform tasks necessary to keep the horses healthy and happy.  While time at the Sanctuary offers plenty of opportunity to interact with the horses, its not all fun and games. 



        Here is a small sample of some of the activities you may wish to help with:

  • Mucking stalls
  • Feeding the residents
  • Maintaining clean water sources
  • Maintaining barns, fences, paddocks and fields
  • Researching information for web site and educational literature
  • Grooming horses
  • Staffing information or fundraising booths at fairs and other events
  • Designing and “building” posters and other displays for educational events
  • Researching grant opportunities and writing proposals
  • Organizing fundraising and educational events
  • Designing educational handouts and newsletters.
  • **TREES is in particular need of fence painters!
  • **  Are you part of an organization interested in a group project?  Give us a call at 540-972-0936 or email info@equineelders.org 

New arrival "Phoenix" learns that meeting new people is nothing to fear.
Fredericksburg United Methodist Church VBS participants prepare a stall for expected new arrival.

Volunteers must be at least 12 years of age**, though minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian when at the sanctuary. We look forward to working with you to make TREES a safe haven for our equine residents and to help owners of senior equine keep their horses healthy, happy and at home.

If you are interested in Helping Forgotten Friends, please download a Volunteer Questionnaire, a Liability Waiver and a copy of the Farm Rules.  After reviewing the documents, email info@equineelders.org or call 540-972-0936 to arrange your initial visit and tour.  Please bring the signed documents with you at that time. 

Packing up after another successful
yard sale!
Assembling a modular shelter before winter sets in.

TREES welcomes clubs, school and college classes, scout troops, church groups and members of any other organization interested in a group project or seeking a way to meet community service requirements.  **Minimum age requirement may be waived if the organization carries its own liability insurance.
Girl Scout Troop 3502 assembled bluebird and bat houses to augment TREES' integrated pest management program.