Become a


Volunteers play an important role in helping METS identify the right options for Maryland’s horses. 

METS Partners are volunteers. They believe in the mission of METS and are not paid when they accept a horse in transition. Members of the METS Steering Committee volunteer their time to ensure the program best meets the needs of horses and owners. Maryland Horse Council members volunteer their skills and expertise to help build and promote the program.

Anyone with an interest in equine welfare is invited to explore volunteer opportunities with METS.

If you want to be part of a new, one-of-kind program, let us know.  We are eager to discuss the many ways – from helping during the assessment of a horse to writing a feature story, from fundraising to photography – you can get involved.

Seeking Volunteers with Horse Handling / Healthcare Experience

The first step in matching a horse with the best transition option is a formal assessment.  Volunteers assist METS staff with:

  1. assessing horses in terms of general health, soundness, and behavior, and
  2. taking photos/videos of horses if owners request marketing assistance.

Become a Volunteer

Volunteers must apply and be approved to serve on the Volunteer Assessment Team. Selected volunteers will receive formal training.  If you are interested in receiving an application for this volunteer position, please contact us via our contact page.