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/Horsemanship Lessons

  • Barn/Support

  • Organic Farming/Greenhouse

  • Gardening/Landscaping

  • Maintenance/Facilities

  • Marketing/Events

  • Administrative​

All new volunteers are required to attend a

New Volunteer Orientation. Our next orientation is ​

Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Please contact Debi Houliares if you are interested in attending at dhouliares@equicenterny.org.  

Volunteer Resources & Forms

For more information about volunteering, please contact

Debi Houliares at


or at 585-624-7777


EquiCenter Volunteers Make It All Possible

Every year, more than 250 women, men, and teens volunteer their time and talent to enable the EquiCenter to continue helping those with disabilities, at-risk youth, and Veterans realize their full potential. From assisting with lessons, grooming and exercising horses, fundraising and organizing special events, to gardening and maintaining our facilities, the EquiCenter could not exist without the support of these dedicated and caring individuals and organizations. And here’s the rest of the good news: the volunteers get a whole lot back as well!


We asked a few very dedicated and loyal volunteers about how they became involved, what they do, and what magic happens at the EquiCenter to keep them coming back.  Each shared a special time they will never forget.


If you are a current volunteer, THANK YOU! If you aren’t, please consider joining us in whatever capacity works for you, from helping with lessons to helping with fundraising, the volunteer opportunities are wide-ranging and limited only by your vision. Your help will mean the world to those we serve and reward you personally in so many ways.

"One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar." ​

-Helen Keller

We Need Your Support Today!