The international charity is searching for volunteers to give a minimum of three hours of their time to help out at the event which runs from 4th – 8th May in Gloucestershire. Tasks will include helping out on World Horse Welfare’s trade stand, promoting the charity’s ‘Invisible Horse Sculpture Trail’, selling raffle tickets and raising awareness about the charity’s work with the event’s 150,000 – plus visitors.
In return, all volunteers will receive a ticket for the full day at the event, giving them a fantastic opportunity to see some of the world’s top three-day eventers in action.
World Horse Welfare Director of Fundraising, Emma Williams said:
“We are so honoured to have been chosen as Badminton’s Charity of the Year for 2016 and have many exciting activities planned for the event, but we are reliant on a strong network of volunteers to really help us make the most of this fantastic opportunity.
Not only is volunteering an amazing way to join us in helping horses all over the world, but it’s also a chance to enjoy a day out at one of the world’s most iconic equestrian events and hopefully meet some lovely new people along the way.
Anyone interested in volunteering should get in touch with us as soon as possible by emailing email@example.com or calling us on 01953 497200 – we look forward to hearing from you!”
Volunteers will be required to offer their help for a minimum of three hours on either Wednesday 4th May, Thursday 5th May, Friday 6th May, Saturday 7th May or Sunday 8th May and in return will receive a ticket for the day of the event, plus lunch will be provided.
World Horse Welfare has named 2016 the year to highlight the world’s invisible horses who often suffer in silence as people either cannot or choose not to see them. From the horses left in barns and stables for weeks on end, to those working many hours every day on the streets of Choluteca in Honduras or Cape Town in South Africa who go unnoticed by governments and policymakers, to the horses transported long distances across borders to uncertain futures and those who sadly are sometimes found too late. World Horse Welfare will be focussing on a number of key themes as the year progresses including; foals, rescue and rehoming, working horses around the world and campaigning to improve laws to protect horses.