Mustangs are seen as the epitome of the American way of life: free, wild and independent. As a volunteer in this project you will live and work on a horse ranch in Florida and help protect and rehabilitate these beautiful animals.
During your time as a volunteer you will work on a horse ranch in east Florida. Here, mustang horses are rescued from abuse and find a peaceful refuge. A dedicated team takes care of the animals, tames and traines them in professional surroundings and in compliance with horse management standards. This way, some of the animals can find a new loving home. The ranch also offers training courses and seminars all about mustangs and their care in order to ensure sustainability of the project. As a volunteer you support the project’s work by fostering the horses, helping with resocializing and training them, maintaining the farm and the ground and feeding other animals on the ranch. You might also get the chance to take the horses for a ride. Taking care of the mustangs will be both a memorable and educational experience.
Apart from your work on the ranch, you will have sufficient time to get to know Florida and your immediate vicinity. Travel to the United States, become active in a dedicated animal protection project and return home with unforgettable memories.
Please note: In order to apply for this project, you need to be 18 or older.
You will live on the ranch grounds in a shared room. You will have access to shared bathrooms and a modern communal kitchen, which serves as a meeting place for the group. Volunteers are provided with three meals per day. They participate in the cooking and cleaning of the accommodation. Most of the tasks take place on the ranch, which is the starting point for rides in the surrounding area, information events and recreational activities.
“Anyone who shares my love of animals, would like to contribute to an animal protection project as a volunteer and get to know the USA as well as a bunch of amazing people along the way: You should definitely join this project!” (Annika, 19 years)
Dates, Service, Cost
The project runs all year round with no holidays. Start dates are always Mondays.
- Placement in the project
- Assistance with travel arrangements
- Assistance with selecting travel insurance
- Assistance with booking flights
- Risk coverage certificate
- Pre-departure information pack
- Airport pick up and drop off
- Accommodation during the programme
- Full board during the programme
- English-speaking support by long-term experienced staff
- 24/7-support throughout the project
- 2 weeks: 1.500 EUR
- 4 weeks: 2.400 EUR
- 6 weeks: 3.300 EUR
- 8 weeks: 4.200 EUR
- 10 weeks: 5.100 EUR
- 12 weeks: 6.000 EUR