We need urgent help at our horse rescue center in Bulgaria ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ

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Help at a horse rescue centre in Bulgariaย โ€“ LIFE Foundation, a charitable organisation helping horses and other animals near Sliven, Bulgaria, needs experienced and caring horse handlers and volunteers.ย  At LIFE they recently experienced first-hand the power of a dedicated volunteer, sparking an urgent call for more helping hands.

If you’ve ever considered lending your time and effort to a cause, why not choose LIFE?

Seeking help in the midst of a staff shift

With the core team having sought greener pastures abroad (quite literally in an asparagus factory), there’s an unmistakable need for more support. And this is where your commitment can make a huge difference.

All Are Welcome

Volunteers from all walks of life are welcome at LIFE. Prior experience with animals can be a bonus, but it’s certainly not a deal-breaker. The focus is on the will to help and the readiness to make a difference.

A rewarding commitment

The commitment? About 5-6 hours of daily work, caring for the rescued horses, dogs, and cats. It might be hard work, but it’s rewarding beyond measure. If you want to leave a lasting impact on the lives of animals, consider joining LIFE. They promise it’ll be an experience you’ll cherish forever.


A week at LIFE of fabulous characters, people and animals ย 
Sunny Daye, full of energy with a cuddle for everyone and all the animals! Ratka who lives marginally certainly needed support this week and a cuddle… A concert is coming up with Sunny to raise funds for LIFE too. Shaun our Namibian volunteer, took up camp at the Haven along with 5 horses, one way to horse bond is to look at the stars together at night.โญ๏ธ
He quickly improved the pulling water from the well with a pulley system. Shaun has ridden the previously lightly backed horses and proved to be a very much appreciated Horse support for Lucy on Outreach. Darling Dazzler, lads call her Dazzy for short was the winning name pulled out of Shaun’s hat for a donation to enter. Rescued just last week, a nice 4-year-old Arab type of mare is visible under all the abuse she’s suffered… Shaun has been handling her and treating her wounds, she now rewards him by following him around like a puppy! Must be something special about Shaun’s hat that does not leave his head!
Longtime wonderful LIFE supporter Sarah took many much-appreciating dogs for walks with some loving and cuddles of course too. Duchess, Jon, Sandra and Flash walked are available for rehoming. Meanwhile, three very lucky LIFE dogs are happily travelling now to their forever homes, safe travels Faith, Tessie and Fondant, thank you, kind adopters, fun times ahead.
Food and accommodation

We offer free food and accommodation

How many hours of volunteering help will you expect per week?
  • About 30 hours
Looking for an experienced horse handler

With the travel restrictions in place this year, LIFE has been unable to welcome as many volunteers as hoped and planned. If you are based in Bulgaria and are interested in getting involved as a volunteer, we would love to hear from you! The quality of life for our rescued animals is hugely enhanced by having a steady stream of volunteer helpers – and there are a wide variety of tasks for you to help with, keeping the days interesting and diverse.

We hope to be able to easily host international volunteers again soon…๐Ÿคž You can read more about our past volunteers’ experiences via the link.

In the meantime, we feel blessed to have Dee and Fiona with us once again. Thanks, ladies, and enjoy your week ๐Ÿ™‚

Accommodation is available.

Hours: 9.30 a.m. to approx. 6 p.m.ย Flexibility required.ย The work includes some carting of manure but is mostly about leading rescued and rehabilitated horses out to pasture and watching them graze safely.ย If the applicant has horse training skills, some work with youngsters could also be included.ย References required.

A couple or two friends may also be considered.

The option to stay a long time as a volunteer is possible previous agreement.

Please share. Thank you!


CONTACT DETAILS ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ“ง


Host Name: Lucy Irvine
Email: lucyannirvine@gmail.com

Website: https://www.lucyirvinefoundationeurope.org/

Social media: https://www.facebook.com/LucyIrvineFoundationEurope/

Lucy’s FB profile: https://www.facebook.com/castaway.lucy


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Author: Voluntouring staff

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3 thoughts on “We need urgent help at our horse rescue center in Bulgaria ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ

  1. Hi!
    Is it possible to come as a voulunter for 1 month ? I mean 16.07 till 11.08 ? ๐Ÿ™‚
    Kind regards,
    Agata K.

    1. Dear Agata ๐Ÿ˜Š
      This is the comment section of the host announcement. The hosts may not be able to read this section, so to get in touch with them, please use the contact information they provided in the “Contact Details” section at the end of the announcement, just above our conversation.๐Ÿ‘†

      Thank you and happy travels.๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿคž

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      Voluntouring team

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