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Top 7 Reasons to Become a Volunteer

27 May 2021


The British Horse Society has helped improve the lives of countless horses and riders; this would not be possible without the support of volunteers donating their time to our cause.

In a recent survey, we asked our fabulous volunteers the reasons why they support the charity. Here’s what they had to say…

1. Charity Work

As a Charity, the core focus of The BHS is improving the lives of everyone within the equestrian community. Being a Volunteer allows you to get involved with our charitable work directly on the front line. Whether it’s for a couple of hours or a whole day, helping at a one-off event or supporting the BHS in your local area for many years – you will be helping us to make a difference to horses and the people who care about them.

2. Making a difference in your local community

At The British Horse Society, we do as much as we can to help the equestrian community nationally through various objectives (such as working closely with the Government and educating the younger generations). When it comes to implementing our ideals to the local communities our Volunteers are essential in making this happen. Our Volunteers form good relationships with local councils, residents and businesses making their role vital for the success of The British Horse Society.\

3. Working closely with horses

Being a Volunteer has many perks, one of which is being able to work closely with horses. Our Volunteers may not always be active equestrians, but they all have a passion, enthusiasm, and respect for animals. Volunteers have many opportunities for working side-by-side with horses, whether it’s as a Welfare Advisor or supporting at equestrian events.

4. Socialising

Becoming a Volunteer is an amazing way to meet like-minded people who also passionately care for horses and their wellbeing. Our Volunteers organise and attend local shows, events, organised rides and other exciting fundraising activities for the benefit of horses and riders in their local area. There are plenty of opportunities to socialise within your role and discover friendships.

5. Career development

Looking for a career within the equestrian industry? Perhaps you are looking for a way to enhance your CV? Becoming a volunteer is an invaluable way to learn new skills relevant to the equestrian industry as you will receive full training for your role and have numerous opportunities to learn through new experiences. In addition, it looks great on your CV as it shows employers that you’re passionate about the cause, and are prepared to invest your time in something you believe in.

6. A valuable way to spend your free time

Becoming a BHS Volunteer is a great way to give back to the community while doing something you are passionate about. After the struggles of 2020 many people have been reassessing what is important to them and incredibly a large portion of people want to commit to helping charitable causes.

The BHS supports more than 1,000 volunteers to take positive local action, to champion our work in learning, riding and welfare and care. Together, as a team, we have made an impactful difference to the equestrian community.

Are you interested in finding out more about volunteering for The British Horse Society? We’d love it if you applied to join our team.


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