Help change a life - join our volunteer team

Our volunteers are the cornerstone of our program. Their dedication, enthusiasm and commitment make it possible to serve approximately 1,000 people of all ages and with a variety of challenges each year. Our volunteers work with our horses and support our students, giving with their whole hearts and making meaningful connections.

Our volunteers have all levels of experience. Some are teenagers who are earning service hours and supporting their community. Others are teachers, business executives, social workers or neighbors looking to give back. And some are lifelong horse people who feel the calling to share how the bond between a horse and a human can change a life.

There are many ways in which our volunteers get involved.

  • Grooming and tacking horses before riding lessons
  • Assisting with harnessing horses for our carriage driving classes
  • Leading horses during riding lessons
  • Walking alongside horses during lessons to provide encouragement and extra support for our students
  • Working with students in our classrooms and barn, helping them learn about horses and participate in horse-related educational activities

We invite you to fill out an application to take the first step toward joining our amazing team of volunteers. Once our Volunteer Manager receives the application, she will email you to schedule an orientation.

Our current volunteer needs are below. Ideally, we look for volunteers who can commit an hour and a half for at least one class on a weekly basis.

  • Monday - Thursday, 10:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. for our therapeutic riding sessions for school groups.
  • Monday - Thursday, 4 - 8 p.m. for our semi-private therapeutic riding sessions.
  • Monday, 6:30 - 8 p.m. for our carriage driving semi-private lessons.
  • Friday, 10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. for our therapeutic riding sessions for school groups.
  • Friday, 12:30 - 6:45 p.m. for our semi-private therapeutic riding lessons.
  • Friday, 1:30 - 4:45 p.m. for our carriage driving semi-private lessons.

 

 

Volunteer Campaign Underway

Bar code for Volunteer Campaign

We are grateful for all our volunteers. Your time, dedication and kindness make a difference every day in the lives of our students and we couldn't serve them without you!

Between May 1st and May 15th, our volunteer fundraising committee is asking for your help to raise funds for our beloved therapy horses. For many years, our volunteers have organized a fundraising campaign to give fellow volunteers and students an opportunity to support the health and happiness of our amazing therapy horses.

Here are a few ways you can donate:

  • Click HERE, to go straight to our fundraising page
  • Scan the QR Code at the top to make a donation right on your phone

Apply to be a Volunteer

We are eager for you to join our incredible group of volunteers. Click the button below to complete a Volunteer Application Form. If you have any questions, call or email Holly at (440) 708-0013, ext. 127, hhendershot@fieldstonefarm.org.

We are eager for you to join our incredible group of volunteers. Click the button below to complete a Volunteer Application Form. If you have any questions, call or email Holly at (440) 708-0013, ext. 127, hhendershot@fieldstonefarm.org.

Volunteer Schedule

If you are current volunteer, you may check the schedule posted in Wranglr. Click the button below to login.

If you are unable to volunteer at your scheduled time, call our cancellation line, (440) 708-0012, and leave the following information: Your name, the instructors's name for your class, and the date and time of the lesson you wish to cancel.

In This Section...

Our volunteers come to the farm each week to work with our students and horses. We are grateful for their dedication, commitment and passion for our program. Read their stories.

We offer ongoing trainings for all of our volunteers to help hone their skills. Check out our monthly schedule of classes and all our videos with tips on working with our horses.

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Beth Finds Volunteering Rewarding

“Volunteering at Fieldstone Farm is one of the most fulfilling things I have ever done. I have had the opportunity to touch so many lives,” says Beth Socoloff, who has been a volunteer for more than 15 years.