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Volunteering with Horses – Mustang Rescue in Florida

Organisation: NATUCATE

Country: United States of America

Type: Environment & Wildlife Conservation

Volunteering with Horses – Mustang Rescue in Florida

Volunteering in the USA

On the ranch mustangs are rescued from abuse and find refuge on this beautiful ranch east of Orlando. They are often in a very bad state when they arrive, even at death’s door. On the ranch they are cared for, tamed and trained in professional surroundings and in compliance with horse management standards, so that at least some of the animals can be found homes with horse-lovers. The permanent team is both competent and warm-hearted and enjoys a good reputation in specialised circles. They say that the mustangs are wild at heart and can therefore not be tamed by force. But if they do manage it, it is a profound, intense and life-changing experience. To ensure sustainability of the project, the ranch offers training courses and seminars all about mustangs and their care. You can support this scheme as a volunteer and take the opportunity to contribute to a project which is as momentous as it is worthwhile. It 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. During your volunteer period you will become acquainted with the country and its people while out riding, or make new friends at relaxed barbecues on the ranch. Riding along the nearby beach will be an experience you will never forget. There are many beautiful nature reserves in the area, all providing opportunities for lengthy excursions: by bike, swimming, fishing, canoeing or hiking, alone or with other volunteers.

Your accommodation

You will be staying directly on the ranch during your volunteer period. Apart from your room, you will have the use of a bathroom and modern communal kitchen, which serves as a meeting place for the team. The volunteers have three meals a day. Most of the tasks are on the ranch, which is starting point for rides in the surrounding area or to other animal rescue centres and information events. If you just want to relax, the swimming pool offers an ideal opportunity for refreshment and the chance to meet others and exchange experiences. Everything is taken care of on the ranch – volunteers participate in the cooking and cleaning of the accommodations.

  • Age limit: Minimum age 18 years
  • Start date: Dates upon request
  • Duration: 2-12 weeks
  • Project location: Florida/USA (near Orlando)
  • Accommodation: Shared room with bunk bed and shared bathroom
  • Language requirements: English (a good level of school English is sufficient)
  • Suitable for: volunteer work, sabbatical, internship
  • Certification: upon request


  • Price for two weeks        1.425 EUR
  • Price for four weeks       2.225 EUR
  • Price for six weeks         3.025 EUR
  • Price for eight weeks      3.725 EUR
  • Price for ten weeks         4.425 EUR
  • Price for twelve weeks    5.100 EUR


  • Placement in the project
  • Assistance with travel arrangements
  • Assistance with selecting travel insurance
  • Assistance with booking flights
  • Pre-departure information pack
  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • Accommodation during the project
  • All meals during the project
  • English-speaking support by long-term experienced staff
  • 24/7-support throughout the project

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