As an all volunteer, Nevada nonprofit organization headquartered in Reno, NV, volunteers are truly the backbone of our existence.
There is no paid staff or advisors, just a hard working group of people who are passionate about making a difference for both the rescued horses and those still wild on the Virginia Range.
There are MANY ways to help! You don’t need horse experience to make a difference. But all of our volunteers will be invited to come visit the rescued horses when they eventually move to the sanctuary!
Scroll below to see just some of the ways you could be involved.
Fencing. Marketing. Listening. Fundraising. Community Outreach. Education. Events.
“One of the greatest gifts you can give is your time.”
Fencing at the Virginia Range Mustangs Sanctuary at Equine Legacy Ranch
Fencing is a number one priority for the new sanctuary. We have regular work parties to install t-posts, braces, and gates, and to clear brush and mark future fence lines.
We work on a beautiful parcel of land with stunning views, surprise sightings of wild critters, a peaceful quiet that is almost unimaginable, and a fun crew.
If you’d like to spend a few hours helping out with these projects, we recommend you bring/wear the following: hat, sunscreen, jeans, sturdy shoes, work gloves, plenty of water, snacks or lunch, and the desire to have a rewarding time!
We have several big projects coming up and will need to get those in front of all the eyes and ears we can! If you have some marketing background, we’d love to chat with you!
Attend government meetings:
We need volunteers willing to sit through Nevada Board of Agriculture meetings that occur quarterly. There is much talk of non-wild horse related things, but we need ears to stay alert to things that affect wild horses on the Virginia Range and throughout the state.
We also need eyes and ears on the legislature for any impending laws or changes that would affect wild horses.
All events run with the help of willing volunteers. We are grateful for anyone willing to help out for a few hours at an event to make our happenings runs smoothly.
We rely on fundraising and donations to care for the rescued horses and continue with projects on the range.
Do you have fundraising experience? Ideas for fun fundraising activities? We are always open to both new and tried & true ideas and welcome anyone who would like to help execute these activities.
Community Outreach & Education:
Community education is a huge part of keeping the wild horses safe on the range. From manning an information booth to talking to groups, we welcome anyone willing to dedicate a few hours to educating the public about our wild horses.
If you have other ideas of ways in which you might be able to help, we’d love to hear them! Expanding, growing, reaching, improving – let’s do it together!
Download and complete the Membership and Volunteer forms today. You can email them as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org, or bring them in person to a meeting or an event where you are planning to volunteer. Membership fees are currently waived for volunteers – you do not need to submit payment, but still need to complete the form. Please note: your forms must be on file with a HVWHPF representative before taking part in volunteer activities.