Student Employment & Volunteering
The Quarter Horse Unit and Student Horse Center are almost completely student run. At the Quarter Horse Unit, employees and volunteers perform a wide range of tasks including: feeding horses, loading hay and grain, cleaning stalls, and general facility maintenance such as weeding and raking.
Routine health care for our herd is also maintained by employees and volunteers. Procedures such as deworming, vaccinating, administering medications, and treating minor injuries is all part of the job description for our dedicated students.
All work is done under supervision of enterprise managers, coaches or student managers. Work, whether paid or voluntary, is a rewarding experience for students who enjoy being around horses and learning new things. It is a great way to meet new people, learn more skills, and gain valuable experience.
Employees are almost always hired from our pool of active volunteers. It is therefore recommended that students interested in a paid position begin volunteering as early as possible. There are many opportunities for students at Fresno State University to participate at our units. Students are welcome and encouraged to volunteer at our facilities and take advantage of this unique opportunity. If you are interested in volunteering contact us!