V O L U N T E E R

VOLUNTEER RESOURCES
Volunteer Opportunities

EquiCenter is a volunteer-based non-profit organization. Opportunities for involvement include working with horses and participants during our lesson programs, helping with horticultural activities, facility and barn support, fundraising, special events committees and administrative support. Whatever your interest and talent, it can be put to good use at the EquiCenter!​
 

Our volunteers generously lend their time and skills in many invaluable ways:​

Riding Lesson Volunteers:  Assist during therapeutic horseback riding lessons as a side-walker or horse leader.​  Volunteers interested in working in our lesson program are required to sign on for a minimum commitment of one session volunteering at least one hour per week for that session.  Lesson volunteers must be physically able to participate in lessons which are in the indoor arena as well as outside on trails.

Barn Volunteers:  Assist with grooming and saddling horses for lessons.  Provide help with horse-care related needs such as cleaning stalls, clean and replenish shavings in horse sheds, clean water troughs, and general barn responsibilities​.

 

Organic Farming: Volunteer activities include planting, weeding, mulching and harvesting of vegetables, herbs and flowers. Many tasks suitable for all ages and abilities, no experience needed. Learn how to grow your own healthy, organic food with the mentorship of an experienced farmer. 

Gardening Crew:   Help preserve our perennial gardens that add to the beautiful & peaceful setting for program participants.

 

Maintenance Volunteers:  Assist with light-carpentry, repairing fences, grooming trails, and maintaining landscaped areas.​

 

Marketing Volunteers: Assist with graphic design, videography, photography, newsletter production and update social media, such as facebook or blog. 

 

Administrative Volunteers:  Assist with needs such as photocopying, office organization and making phone calls.

Special Event Volunteers:  serve on a committee to help plan our fundraising events or work as a volunteer on the day of an event.

Volunteers assisting with riding lessons, barn activities & facility maintenance are required to attend a volunteer training session.

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Contact Karen Werth

704-577-3980
kwerth@equicenterny.org