Due to our accreditation requirements, volunteers must be at least 16 years old, but no previous horse experience is required. We do ask that all volunteers be vaccinated against COVID-19. All volunteers must attend a training, pass an online test, pass two background checks, and attend a 3 hour orientation. It may take a while to complete the process, but it's well worth it to ensure the safety of our students.
How you can get Involved:
Work with Kids
We often need additional hands so that more kids can come and spend time at the barn. You might be asked to help a child groom a horse, put tack in the tack room, clean a water trough, or complete an art project! It is best for our students to have consistent and committed volunteers, so we ask that volunteers commit to a 10-week term.
Help with Barn Chores
Poop happens and we need your help to clean it up. Plus, there are water buckets and troughs to clean, walls to dust, weeds to pull, and horses to groom.
Organize a work group to come help us care for the property, tack, stalls, and any other project that's going on. Work groups are a great way to build teamwork within your own group, as well as helping us with projects that need to be completed. Did you know that corporate volunteer programs allow employees to enhance teamwork, communication, project management, and people skills without high costs of professional skill-building courses? Work groups are not subject to the training requirements listed above.
Help us Throw a Party!
We love a great party, especially when there's food involved! Come help us organize special events to raise funds for our programs, show appreciation to our donors, honor veterans, award our students, or just for whatever excuse we can come up with. We need your help to make these possible.
Organize a Supply Drive
Our budget is really tight so we love it when our volunteers organize supply drives for us to collect necessary items like toilet paper, paper towels, stamps, copy paper, printer ink, bottled water, snacks, baby wipes, post-it notes, pens, pencils, crayons, and lots of other items. Check out our Amazon wishlist to learn more. This is a great way for younger children to develop leadership and organizational skills. Supply drives can be done by anyone regardless of age, and the training required of in-person volunteers is not necessary.
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