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October 26, 2012
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1 previous review
April 4, 2010

FRIENDS Ranch is the greatest place to volunteer at. You are interacting with the horses, goats, pigs and donkeys as well as working with a great group of people. Everyone is helpful and upbeat. It ... more

October 26, 2012
1 person found this review helpful

My family and I have volunteered at FRIENDS Ranch for a couple of years. We find the experience to be rewarding and working with the horses is wonderful.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

April 4, 2010

FRIENDS Ranch is the greatest place to volunteer at. You are interacting with the horses, goats, pigs and donkeys as well as working with a great group of people. Everyone is helpful and upbeat. It is a ranch that the whole family can enjoy and know they are doing something positive for the animals. I have volunteered with FRIENDS for the past 12 years and love every minute I've spent working there.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

how they care for the animals and love what they do.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

caring for the needs of the horses, goats pigs and donkeys

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

upbeat, enthusiastic and willing to help...great team spirit

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

buy land for the horses, build state of the art stables and never have to worry about depending on donations to survive especially when the economy isn't doing well.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

October 26, 2012
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October 26, 2012
3 people found this review helpful

I started off at the F.R.I.E.N.D.S. ranch just loooking to get a. horse to ride for my daughter and I. From my very first visit I saw how much love the owner has for these horses. So many of these horses come from a sad places or was on their way to be put down. I have seen many horses come in that are starving because of owner neglect. The transforrmation of these horses from sick to healthy is nothing short of a miracle. It takes a lot of love, nurturing, time and compassion to make these animals healthy again. There are a lot of caring people there from kids, teens to adults that volunteer there for hours but mostly because they truely enjoy and love these animals. For me personaly being around these horses are therapeutic for me. I can go there feeling stressed spend a few hours with my horse and leave feeling like a new person. I believe we get more from them than they do from us....

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

October 17, 2012
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1 previous review
April 12, 2010

If you are looking for an organization to do volunteer work with, F.R.I.E.N.D.S. can be a rewarding experience for any age group. It is not a riding stable or exclusive equine club...simply a safe ha... more

October 17, 2012
1 person found this review helpful

This outstanding organization not only provides a haven for abused, orhpanded, and abandoned horses, but also for horses that can no longer be taken care of by their owners due to the economy, foreclosures, etc. This organization also works with the community and other organizations providing experiences of working with the horses. School students earning community service hours learn about responsibilites and caring for the animals. Other individuals serving community service hours continue to come back to help as volunteers on a regular basis. This organization exists only through donations, grants, and various fundraisers. Please vote for us!!!!!! F.R.I.E.N.D.S. thanks you.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

April 12, 2010

If you are looking for an organization to do volunteer work with, F.R.I.E.N.D.S. can be a rewarding experience for any age group. It is not a riding stable or exclusive equine club...simply a safe haven for horses who would have no other place to go, possibly facing euthanization. There are many loyal,caring, long time volunteers, come rain or shine. Students can earn there community service hours. Many come back on a regular basis after they have finished! Volunteers will perform many duties such as grooming, cleaning stalls, cleaning and filling water buckets, sprucing up stall areas, etc. If you're looking for a place to get exercise and bond with animals, give F.R.I.E.N.D.S. a try?

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Knowing that by being a part of this organization, it not only helps care for rescued horses, but gives the community a chance to experience the beauty of bonding with the animals and spending quality time together as a family.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

We get to meet many interesting people and kids from all walks of life and can share the rewarding experience of enjoying being around these wonderful animals.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Staff members are very knowledgable and helpful and share their time with the many volunteers that have never been around horses before.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Make sure that any horse that needs a home will not be turned away, and F.R.I.E.N.D.S. could continue to educate members of the community on the care of these wonderful animals.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

October 17, 2012
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October 17, 2012
1 person found this review helpful

I love F.R.I.E.N.D.S. it's a great family run organization and is a very family oriented place. I've been volunteering there for over a year and I love it. All of the horses are very soothing to the soul and are great fun.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

June 30, 2012
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June 30, 2012
1 person found this review helpful

Best place ever. Surrounded by good people and good horses. Melts your stress away the minute you pull in. Forever one of my favorite places.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

May 14, 2012
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May 14, 2012
1 person found this review helpful

Just an all around wonderful place! I can't believe the difference this charity has made not only in lives of deserving horses but also in the lives of the families that volunteer there. FRIENDS rescues abused and would other wise be destroyed horses and turns them into loving, well cared for animals. It has made a great difference in my daughter's life to watch and be a part of this transition. I highly recommend this incredible charity

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

May 14, 2012
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May 14, 2012
1 person found this review helpful

My family and I have volunteered at F.R.I.E.N.D.S. for about a year now and we sponsor several horses. Our kids, now 19 and 15 have always been animal lovers, but this organization has touched us in a way we would never imagine. While we do give a lot of our time in volunteering, we truly believe, that we get more out of it than we give. To help these amazing creatures, all have differing stories as to how and why they were rescued, to find a safe haven in a nuturing and caring environment is incredibly satisfying. I don't know where these horses would go if it were not for an organization like F.R.I.E.N.D.S.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

February 4, 2011

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February 4, 2011

I occasionally volunteer with a friend who sponsors a horse at F.R.I.E.N.D.S. I love the dedication she has for this organization and the love in her voice when she talks about it every day. There is always excitement with her about being able to spend the day there. However, I have noticed this from EVERY sponsor I have interacted with at F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Although they only sponsor one or two horses each, they dedicate their time to numerous horses at a time, making sure each are loved and cared for. I enjoy how they are constantly taking the horses out in the pasture and not being "stuck" in their stalls. This organization also has a lot of volunteers and are regularly organizing activities for all the sponsors to attend such as barbecues, trail rides, Halloween costume contests, etc.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have gone to F.R.I.E.N.D.S. and volunteered with the horses personally and experience first hand the dedication the sponsors have for the agency.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I feel this organization has a lot to offer and to improve their organization can 1) reconstruct their website and 2) make the organization more well-known in the surrounding communities.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

Designated tasks for each volunteer.

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

Increase my passion for animals and helping rescue them.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Amazing. Useful.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

February 3, 2011

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February 3, 2011

I've sponsored a horse at this ranch and have seen the dedication and care that are given to the animals. They take in as many rescues as they can. Animals with the EIA disease and others that have been starved and abandoned. If it were not for this organization many animals would have been sent to their death through no fault of their own. The animals are well taken care of and loved by all the volunteers.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

volunteering, fundraising, working on the ranch

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

find a better way to raise more money and promote the organization on a larger scale.

February 2, 2011

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February 2, 2011

This organization is GREAT!! I sponsor one of their horses, and I help with the morning feeding one day a week. All of their horses receive individual care and attention. No expense is spared when it comes to getting the horses the medical treatments they need. They have numerous volunteers that work hard to make it a great place for the animals and people. Much love to F.R.I.E.N.D.S.!!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I see all the animals every week and I do a feeding shift that also requires me to give medications/treatments, so I see first hand how much the organization puts into caring for the animals.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would make EVERYONE help them out, because the animals deserve it! :)

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