MARA Rescue is a volunteer-powered organization that rescues a variety of farm animals such as horses, goats, and chickens that have been neglected and/or mistreated.
They need volunteers to help with daily ranch chores and animal care so they can continue to care for the animals that live at their rescue sanctuary. Volunteers may help with: cleaning/mucking (removing manure) corrals, cleaning and refilling animals' waters, feeding animals, raking, light construction, and other related tasks.
Opportunity Requirements & Important Notes
Attire: Jeans, closed-toe shoes (hiking boots recommended), long sleeved shirt, and a hat. Wear clothing that you don't mind getting dirty. You will be turned away if you are not wearing appropriate attire.
Bring: Bring your own work gloves and plenty of water. MARA Rescue is unable to provide gloves and water for volunteers.
Physical Requirements: Volunteers should be able to lift or wheelbarrow up to 25 pounds at a time. If volunteers have physical limitations, other tasks may be available. This location is not wheelchair accessible.
Waiver: You MUST bring a signed MARA Rescue Waiver with you when you volunteer. Extra printed copies will not be available at the ranch.
Note: Volunteers MUST contact a MARA Rescue temember via text 1 hour before arrival. On weekday afternoons and weekends, contact Noe Barroso at (760) 492-0504 and on weekday mornings contact Meg Brown at (760) 822-4778.
The ranch can be hard to find, review the "Location Details" in the confirmation email and this photo prior to driving out to the ranch. Do not turn on Fortuna Del Norte and do not approach the private residence.
Arrive at least 15-20 minutes early to your first shift at MARA Rescue to ensure you can find the location and check-in no later than the start time. Please plan on staying for the full length of the shift. MARA Rescue will not verify attendance for partial shifts. If you can no longer attend, please give at least 24 hours notice.
If you are more than 15 minutes late to your shift, you will be turned away. MARA Rescue has a small team and can only train volunteers all at once at the beginning of the shift.
About M.A.R.A. Rescue
Mega Arte Riding Academy (MARA) Rescue is an animal sanctuary that has rescued and cared for a variety of animals for the past 20 years. They support animals that were not wanted and/or mistreated and give them a new loving home for the rest of their natural lives. With a life spent around animals, it is their mission to give these animals an excellent quality of life and a forever home.
For more information please visit the organization directly at: https://www.mararescue.info/