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Volunteer with Us!

Our program provides both non-riding equine activities and farm/agriculturally based activities to individuals with differing abilities. There are volunteer opportunities in both equine and non-equine activities at the farm and off-site. Our staff will provide training and support for all volunteer opportunities.

 

In all our activities, a volunteer may provide verbal prompts and guidance so that a participant can successfully complete their activity. We feel strongly that many farm activities can be structured as learning opportunities.

  • In our non-riding equine activities, a volunteer may assist a participant while bringing a donkey in from the field, haltering, leading and grooming.

 

In our “On the Road” program, a volunteer may assist with getting donkeys ready to visit, loading the trailer, traveling to our destination, and providing participant support at an off-site location. We regularly visit residential facilities, daycare centers, and libraries. We also walk in area parades, participate in local donkey shows and other community events.

 

Volunteer Requirements

 

You must have a desire and ability to learn new skills,  assist people with varied disabilities and diverse needs. Additionally, you should be able and willing to walk for at least half an hour and participate in outdoor activities. While we take into consideration hot and cold temperatures and inclement weather, we are an OUTDOOR PROGRAM. Volunteers must come dressed appropriately to work in an outdoor environment and dressed for the weather. Proper shoes/boots required. NO FLIPFLOPS OR OPEN-TOED SHOES.

 

Commonly asked questions

Do I need Equine experience?

            No, you do not need to have prior experience with donkeys or horses. We will work with you so that you are comfortable around the donkeys.

How much time is required?

We ask that you volunteer at the same time session each week. Usually 1-1/2 to 2 hours depending on the farm activity.

Off-site visits may involve more time.

If you are interested in volunteering with us, please fill out the Volunteer Application and Liability Release form and return it to us! We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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