Volunteering at Live and Let Live
Volunteers are the humans who give unselfishly of their free time to help with stacking hay, feeding, cleaning stalls, run ins and paddocks, building and fencing, painting, brushing, website work, phone calls, transport, fundraising, phones and emails, hoof care, filing, book keeping, socializing with the animals to overcome their fears and insecurities with relationship training, clicker training, ground work and sometimes lots of walks. Whatever needs doing for the good of the animals. Without volunteers, all would be lost and we could not help the animals in need.
To become a volunteer, the first step is to join us on a Sunday tour at 2:30 *(wear appropriate closed toe- shoes) and then attend a training session. After that point you will be provided a safety check list to complete. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent. Families are encouraged to attend together. Please guidelines below.
Animals at the Farm
Live and Let Live Farm's Rescue and Sanctuary is not stable that is open to the public for riding, boarding or lessons. We don't have a lot of beginner horses, and we have many horses with special needs. Additionally we rescue a variety of other animals, all of whom have their own, individual idiosyncrasies.
Children and Families
Volunteers do all the work at Live and Let Live Farm's Rescue and Sanctuary. We always need help taking care of the horses and with maintenance of the farm, so volunteers are always welcomed. We don't have the staff to supervise children, but our horses still need interactions with people, so we encourage families to get involved. Children cannot be left unsupervised on the farm property.
How Much of a Commitment is Being a Volunteer?
We need more dedicated, committed volunteers to help feed the horses and do chores on a daily basis. Do you have one morning or evening available a week that you could commit to feeding? or cleaning stalls or paddocks? Or watering? Even an hour once a week, on a consistent basis can contribute. If you can commit to the same time, the same day, and the same chore every week, that would be wonderful.
Other Ways to Volunteer
We also need volunteers that can do grant writing and research, office work, financial work, staff a Live and Let Live table at fund raisers, as well as help building/repairing fences, run-in shelters and paddocks.
We also need volunteers who love to garden. We promote organic gardening to share our farm with birds and butterflies, and to share our organic vegetables with volunteers. We need volunteers who like to do both flower and vegetable gardening.
What are the Steps to Become a Volunteer?
The first step in volunteering is to come for a tour of the farm. Tours are every Sunday at 2:30pm. The farm is located at 20 Paradise Lane, Chichester, NH. When you arrive, head to the recreation building to sign in before heading out on the tour.
All vistiors are welcome on the Sunday 2:30pm tour. All other visits to the farm are by appointment only
Once you have attended a tour are interested in volunteering, speak with your volunteer tour guide about making arrangements to attend the next volunteer training.
In preparation of your training, its important that you are familiar with how we do things at the farm. Be sure to read our Farm Guidelines and follow them when at the farm. Complete the form on page 15 and bring it with you to your training session.
You will also need to fill out a Volunteer Waiver for all adults and children. Minors will need the signature of a parent or legal guardian.
Your family is welcome, but please remember on the tour or during volunteer time, children must stay with you whenever you are on the property. This is for the safety of all.
Please don't forget to donate to support the animals of Live and Let Live Farm's Rescue and Sanctuary