We Our Volunteers
Daily Horse Care Chores
Nibble nets are filled with 2 to 3 flakes of hay
Pellets and supplement buckets are prepared for each horse based on their own nutritional needs
Water tanks are cleaned and filled
Stalls are mucked
Two Shifts Each Day
7:30 AM and 3:30 PM
365 Days A Year – Rain or Shine
Shifts usually take 2 to 3 hours to complete. Training will be provided. No horse experience needed.
Volunteers must commit to at least one shift per week.
IMPORTANT: We need reliable and committed volunteers to show up on time and to notify us in advance if they cannot make it for their shift. The horses and your other shift members are relying on you!
We love to give our horses time to stretch their legs in the arena but walking them to/from can often be challenging, depending on the horse. We rely on experienced handlers, and our Directors of Equine Management can assist you
If you are comfortable walking a horse, please email us so we can pair you up with a horse or two to turn out as part of your shift duties. This will help us keep up with regular turnouts for our horses.
The ranch requires routine upkeep and maintenance including weed control, fence repairs, barn repairs, arena repairs, etc. We need volunteers who can run a tractor, weld, and make repairs as needed.
Fundraising and Special Events
Fundraising and Special events are vital to the success of ATHA. We are 100% volunteer run so we rely on donations, fundraising and grants to take care of our herd. We need volunteers who are willing to help us plan and execute fundraising and special events through the year. Please contact us for more information about specific upcoming events.
Below are the first steps to becoming a volunteer at After The Homestretch-Arizona:
1. Read the Volunteer Orientation Manual.
2. Fill out the required Volunteer Forms and Liability Release.
3. Email the completed Volunteer Forms and Liability Release to: email@example.com and request an appointment.
4. After reviewing your forms, a board member will contact you to set up your appointment to meet at the ranch. At this time, you will learn more about the organization, meet the horses and you'll have the opportunity to ask any questions you might have.
5. Download our Horse Care Procedures document for full details about the Volunteer chores.
Joining our Volunteer Family is so rewarding! We look forward to hearing from you.
After The Homestretch-Arizona
1328 E. Maddock Road
Phoenix, AZ 85086
NOTE: Google Maps does not recognize the correct driving directions to our Ranch. Perhaps it's because we are at the end of a Dead End dirt road. This Google Map is provided for reference but please use the driving directions shown in red:
Take Carefree Highway to the traffic light at 16th Street. Turn NORTH on 16th Street. Keep going north past the 4-way stop at E. Cloud Rd. Turn LEFT (west) on Maddock Road. It is a Dead End dirt road. Take Maddock to the end where you'll see a Private Property sign. That's us! Open the barrier gate, come on in and please close the gate behind you. Veer to the right before the horse stalls and park in the open dirt area.
The Equestrian App
After The Homestretch AZ is now using The Equestrian App for our volunteers and board members who work directly with the horses. This free app will allow us to conveniently and consistently keep track of turnouts, hand walking, grooming and treating injuries for the horses.
NOTE: It is not necessary to notate routine chores such as feeding, watering, mucking and supplements.
This video tutorial will show you how to set up and use the free app.
You can access The Equestrian website here.
Getting the App 1:56
Setting Up Your Profile 5:03
Connecting to ATHA (After The Homestretch AZ) 6:55
Using the App 8:44
Making a Journal Entry 16:40