Volunteering here means engaging in daily barn chores and special projects required to run a large animal shelter. The work is physical, and much of it takes place outside. The work varies seasonally and day-by-day but might include cleaning the outdoor paddocks, washing feed buckets, scraping/painting fences, cleaning/maintaining the barn and indoor arena, gardening, or grounds maintenance. Depending on the size of the group, we often split the team into smaller groups for different projects. The MSSPA is open daily from 8 am – 4 pm. The Society staff works with volunteer groups to determine the ideal length of their volunteer time.