Volunteer / How You Can Help

Adopt a Horse

If you have experience with equines and the right facilities, consider adopting a rescued horse.

View our horses for adoption

Foster or Train a Horse

Fosterers and trainers are invaluable to MLHR.  Whether you are providing a safe and secure home with basic handling, or have enough experience to provide gentle training relevant to the horses age, this greatly helps our rescues in finding their future permanent home.  We welcome emergency fosterers and long term foster carers.

Find out more about fostering

Volunteer for MLHR

We are always looking for volunteers at MLHR, both in fundraising and all things horse-related.

All of our volunteers work full time so we answer emails as quickly as we can, please be patient. NOTE Volunteer emails won't be answered at the weekend.

Please note our rescue centre is in Kildare NOT Dublin so you need your own transport to get there. Don’t worry if you can’t get to the centre, we need help with lots of things - from transport to home checks, help with bucket collections and lots more.

Even if you only have a couple of hours a week to spare, a chat with one of our volunteers may reveal something small you can do to make a big difference to us.

Corporate Social Responsibility Days  - CSR

CSR days are vitally important to us as they undertake the big jobs we generally don't have the manpower or time to complete. We have had teams from Deloitte and Bank of Ireland in the past and they thoroughly enjoyed the work they did which includes painting, fencing and generally hanging out with all our lovely animals.

We operate CSR days on Thursdays and if you would like to put your company forward, please email volunteer@mylovelyhorserescue.com. Volunteers will need to bring wellies, rain-gear and a packed lunch.  

Fundraise for My Lovely Horse Rescue in Your Own Time

Have you a fundraising idea? Would you like to fundraise for us? Here are some ideas to get you started:

Run a Table Quiz or Pub Quiz

We have created a guide to running your very own table quiz.  Let us know if you would like to run one and we will promote it for you on our website, Facebook and social media.

Hold a Coffee Morning

What could be easier than having a coffee or tea morning and a chat with friends.

Bake Sale

Bake sales are great fun, people love to bake their own biscuits/cakes or go all out and have decorating competitions. 

Enter Tough Mudder & Raise Sponsorship

Tough Mudder is on in July, and you can enter and get your friends and family to sponsor you, to raise funds for My Lovely Horse Rescue.  More info here.

Run The Mini Marathon in 2017 & Raise Money for MLHR

The 2017 Women's Dublin Mini Marathon is on the 5th of June.  Find out more here.  When you have registered, email us for your sponsorship pack.

Contact Us If You Would Like to Host a Fundraising Event

If you would like to run a fundraising event and donate money to us, please let us know by emailing volunteer@mylovelyhorserescue.com.

Donate or Buy Equestrian Tack

Visit Equestrian Tack Clearance on Facebook where you can donate or purchase tack with proceeds going towards My Lovely Horse Rescue.  Many thanks to Catherine for running Equestrian Tack Clearance.

Equestrian Tack Clearance