Remus Horse Sanctuary is inviting people to step up and join their charity as a volunteer this year and save on those expensive membership fees at the gym!
Remus is actively seeking adult volunteers (both men and women) to join the existing and dedicated team and there are many ways in which an individual can help – whether in the office, manning a stall at an event, helping with enrichment, working on the yard, helping with the animals, maintenance, cleaning, knitting or stuffing envelopes.
Sue Burton, Founder of the Sanctuary, says “we’re looking for people to help us at the Sanctuary and fundraising. So whatever their fitness levels we have something to suit! No experience is needed, and people will have opportunity to get away from their screens and out into the great Essex countryside to breathe some fresh air!”
Located near Ingatestone in Essex, the Sanctuary’s first two induction days of the year will take place between 11am and 1pm on Sunday 16 February and Sunday 8 March. However, its important to note that these dates are for adults only and everyone must complete and submit an application form in advance, which can be obtained directly from the Sanctuary or downloaded from the website at: www.remussanctuary.org/what-we-do/useful-downloads/.
Sue says: “all we need is for the person to want to help us, to be able to spare a few hours and to be flexible and happy to work as part of a team. There is no long-term commitment or requirement for minimum hours.”
The induction will give interested people an insight into the issues that Remus face and the support needed, including relevant Health and Safety information, and offers the chance to meet other prospective volunteers.
Sue concluded, “we have found that many lovely friendships are borne out of volunteering.”
For further information, visit www.remussanctuary.org or contact Sue Burton on tel: 01277 356191.