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Volunteer at Longmeadow Rescue Ranch

Volunteer at LMRRNestled among 165-acres of woodland near Union, Missouri, the Humane Society of Missouri's Longmeadow Rescue Ranch is haven for hundreds of abused and neglected horses, cows, goats, pigs, ducks and other farm animals. The ranch is one of the most comprehensive horse and farm animal care and rehabilitation centers in the country. In addition to animal care, ranch staff provide hands-on humane education experiences for both children and adults. 

Volunteering for the formerly abused and neglected animals at Longmeadow Rescue Ranch is a rewarding experience. Although the work is demanding, the animals’ appreciation is immeasurable.

  • No prior experience with animals necessary 
  • Onsite training and tasks to fit your comfort and skills
  • This demanding position involves bending, lifting and direct contact with the ranch animals in all types of weather
  • Daylight hours are available seven days a week
  • Please be at least 18 years of age
  • Ages under 18 depend on prior experience & ranch needs

Duties include:

  • Feeding, watering and grooming the animals
  • Cleaning stalls and corrals
  • Mowing grass & performing various maintenance work
  • Administering medications
  • Taking horses in and out for exercise
  • Restraining animals for the veterinarian and farrier

For a map and directions to Longmeadow, click here.

How to Become a Volunteer

First step? Learn about HSMO, Longmeadow Rescue Ranch, and our volunteer program by submitting your volunteer fee to attend a Volunteer Open House. Open Houses are scheduled 1-2 times a month and fill up quickly! Submit your volunteer fee now »

If you have any questions, please contact us at 314.951.1577 or