Skyros Island Horse Trust Friends of the Skyrian Horse

Hi Potential volunteers and welcome. In volunteering with us you will be helping a genuine cause that is based on service to animals rather than to self... If this appeals to you drop us a line. Our non profit project will allow you to truly contribute and make a difference to a genuine conservation and welfare organization and help a rare and critically endangered breed of pony the skyrian pony who are fabulous characters while offering you a safe haven to explore the island and get to know a little about real rural Greek island life. Skyros is an amazing island, beautiful and unspoiled by tourists a great place to retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life. We are close to the sea, beach and an ancient archeological site, and a great taverna. Please do note we do ask for a volunteering commitment of at 4 weeks and preferably to have real experience with ponies , horses or farm life .

Our project was set up by Stathis a skyrian artist/ potter and Amanda a community artist and movement therapist. Amanda is experienced with ethical and natural horsemanship and has many skills to offer in this area. We have been running the project since 2006 and have hosted over 300 volunteers, from different organizations and the horse world, many of who come back year after year and have become like a family. We usually have 2 to 3 volunteers at the farm, without volunteer support it is challenging to care for our herd of 34 endangered breed skyrian ponies. We expect volunteers to muck in, be mature and self-motivated, be happy to help physically for 4 to 5 hours a day, and in exchange, we offer a safe haven for both animals and people to grow and develop and have space to reconnect to nature and find the time to find what inspires and drives them, whilst also learning about the commitment it takes to care for animals well. Please do note we do ask for a volunteering commitment of at 4 weeks and preferably to have real experience with ponies or horses or farm tasks.


Reseñas

5.0
(10 reseñas)10

Anfitrión y equipo

4.5

Horas y tareas

4.5

Hostal

4.5

Aprendizaje y diversión

4.5

Alemania

5

I‘m glad I could support Amanda’s and Stathis incredible project. They care for their animals more than well. The work and accommodation is as described and the area is very pretty. It’s a good opportunity if you are looking for a place to calm down and be around lots of animals.
I liked the volunteer team, it was always nice and I met great people :)

hace 8 días


amanda respondido

Hanna Thank you for all your help and especially the hay deliveries.. We wish you all the best and hope you travels and adventures are going well.

Holanda

5

It’s a great place. Amanda and Stathie are nice people and they make you feel welcome from the moment you arrive. The work can be hard if you’re not used to it. But you will gain strength during your time here. I was supposed to stay for 2 months but instead I stayed 4, so I definitely recommend it.

hace 3 meses


amanda respondido

Rosie Thank you for all your help and support. Hope your travels and adventures are going well.

Alemania

5

I stayed at Amanda and Stathis’ farm for two months. Both of them are incredibly kind and welcoming, treating their volunteers with much respect and open hearts. Their dedication to the project is mind-blowing. They both give their all and still go above and beyond to care for not only the many beautiful horses, but all the animals they have taken into their care. The farm is a place where you can truly learn more about yourself, while also never getting too bored as there is always something to do or discover around the farm/island. I had a wonderful time there and would definitely come back!

hace 7 meses


amanda respondido

Mara Thank you for all your help . We loved having you here. The puppies all say hello XX

Suecia

5

I really enjoyed my time at the farm where the horses and other animals are treated with so much respect and care.
The work is mucking out, feeding and giving water to the horses etc.. It is physically hard work but very rewarding.
Food is super delicious. The living area is rustic and simple. At the farm you will have alot of time to think and reflect and in the freetime you can go to the beach, go to the taverna, go to the church and go on walks.
I stayed for 7 weeks but could have stayed longer.

Elin

hace 10 meses


amanda respondido

Elin Thank you for everything. You were a pleasure to host and a joy ro have at the farm. We all miss you very much for your authenticity, positive energy, kindness and good energy. Good luck with all your further adventures.

Estados Unidos

5

I stayed at the farm with Amanda and Stathis for 2 weeks to put up a fence. Overall was an amazing opportunity to truly experience the local day to day. It is obvious that these animals are cared for at the highest possible level and they are always at the forefront of the farm’s decisions. I felt the experience was advertised well and didn’t have any surprises with accommodations. If you are comfortable in the elements and enjoy nature than this will be a perfect fit!

hace 11 meses


amanda respondido

Thank you Marco for your help support and interesting conversations. Go well in your travels.


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Contacto con la naturaleza

Rural

Contacto con los animales

Zona salvaje