||Miles of Smiles Foundation runs Miles Ranch, a beautiful, old Florida twenty acre equine facility. Miles Ranch specializes in equine assisted psychotherapy (EAP)and equine assisted learning (EAL) for veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Our focus is on wellness and reintegration of the veteran and the family. All work for veterans and their families are provided pro bono.
We are continuing to expand the program to better serve our veterans. We have recently added our six therapy horse and continue to build new paddocks and add fencing at Miles Ranch.
||Barn Support - mucking stalls, cleaning
Horse Support - grooming & Feeding
Landscaping - edging, tree trimming, mowing, weed control
Fundraising - grant writing, collecting donations, working at public events
Minor construction- fence building and maintenance, barn repairs, irragation
|Times of Work:
||Weekdays daytime, Weekends daytime
||Mrs. Gail Doxie
19810 Gottarde Rd
North Fort Myers, FL 33917
Phone: (239) 810-0636
|Worker's Comp for Volunteers?:
||We provide free training to assist. If you are interested in volunteering with our program, please fill out the volunteer sign-up packet from our website. We can then get you scheduled to come in for an orientation.
We have six therapy horses that we use in the equine assisted psychotherapy program (Marshall, a paint horse, Zip and Rory quarter horses, No Question (Q) a Dutch Warm Blood, Sergeant Neigh Neigh & Major Gallop Shetland ponies). If you like horses, old Florida, and the outdoors, then this is for you!
||Volunteers must wear closed toed shoes. Hat, long pants, and sunscreen are recommended.