Special Volunteer Projects

Special projects can be completed by individuals, families, or groups of volunteers. Donate a set amount of weekly time or donate a full sunny Saturday! We are flexible and delighted with the projects people have done in the past, and have compiled this list of idea for remote/home-based, non-farm, and farm projects that would be helpful to the programs at Guardian Oak. Please contact us to discuss any of these ideas - or to discuss your own ideas!

 

At Home or Non-Farm at GO

  • Assist with the gift/resale shop
    • organization & display of items
    • maintain inventory
    • create handcrafted items to sell in shop (split proceeds or donate all)
    • manage the sales on weekend mornings
  • Media & Marketing
    • Photos and videos of horses & other animals, landscapes, etc
    • Edit and post videos to highlight adoptable or horses for sponsorship & lease
    • Post advertisements & forward inquiries for adoptable horses online
  • Laundry- horse blankets, halters, lead ropes, saddle blankets, etc - take home, launder & bring back
  • Clean & condition leather tack- saddles, bridles, halters, etc
  • Assist with organization and maintenance of the farm office and meeting room.
  • Art Studio
    • organize art studio room
    • maintain supply inventory
    • create projects for kids to do & organize supplies for camp readiness
    • create arts and crafts in studio!

On the Farm

  • Remove scrap and detritus from pastures, creek etc (leftover from previous tenants- old machinery, metal tires, and more)
  • Spread/drag pastures & other pasture enrichment/management
  • Evaluate & stock ponds with appropriate mosquito & insect eating fish
  • Fencing - 7000 ft in front areas (perimeter + cross fencing)
    • Regularly check & repair current fencing
    • Replace old/current fencing as have supplies for new
    • Posts - digging holes, borrow post-hole digger
    • Pour concrete and set up posts
    • Mount gate panels on corners
  • Sand hauled from Glasgow and unloaded in arena
  • Pick up/haul gravel, spread in work/dry lot areas
  • Fix trails
    • creek crossing/right-of-way - needs Bobcat or bulldozer
    • Bridge: several 3 ft galvanized pipes (used or new), cover with dirt/rock
    • mark & mow trails for trail riding/walking
  • Trenching
    • under/beside driveway
    • down to barn
    • from barn down the hill
  • Guttering
  • Landscaping
    • Pull weeds around yard
    • Plant & maintain areas around shed, house, yard, etc
    • Hunt for trash and detritus in pastures
    • Build raised flower beds
    • Community Garden - put up fences, set up rows, plant, maintain
  • Tear down skeleton of a run-in using wood down the road & store at GO
  • Cut up downed trees into use-able sizes for bonfires and obstacle course
  • Building projects
    • hitching posts
    • repairs to barn & shed
    • shelves & such in the barn & feed storage area
    • obstacle course in field
    • compost/manure collection shed
    • composting toilet shed
    • wooden round pen
    • chicken coop
    • Set up greenhouse
    • dog houses & pens
    • cattery for feral cats
  • Painting of shed & barn
  • Cleaning up brush & misc trash from trails, creek, ditch, etc
  • Electricity run to barn