Thank you for considering becoming a volunteer at Windrush Farm. We have opportunities for people without horse experience as well as experienced horse people. Whether you have an hour a week or a day a year we have an opportunity that will match your availability and your interests.
“You are all very helpful to us volunteers – it is a privilege and a pleasure to be part of the Windrush team!” says a current volunteer!
Please join us and:
- Support clients with special needs in their therapeutic riding classes
- Join our vibrant community on a beautiful horse farm
- Bond with our cherished clients and gentle horses
- Ages 14 and up
We offer a short training session for all volunteers who will be helping in class.
Volunteers should be able to walk and jog alongside the horse at a trot. We also offer a few “walk-only” classes.
No horse experience is required for to be a sidewalker.
A side walker walks and/or jogs alongside the horse to help keep the rider safe and achieve his/her goals. This may involve a safety hold of the client for an entire lesson, or a more hands off approach, depending on the needs of the client. The side walker is an extension of the instructor, who helps guide and coach the client through the lesson. Volunteers should be able to walk and jog alongside the horse at a trot. We also offer a few “walk-only” classes.
Some horse experience is required to be a horse handler.
- Lead the horse during the class
Horse handlers need to have good horse experience (such as owning a horse or similar experience) and a willingness to utilize Windrush techniques to keep handling skills consistent.
Corporate, Community or School Group Volunteering
Windrush Farm is a large farm surrounded by miles of trails! There is always something do on the property! We welcome groups to help with a wide variety of projects including: painting, cleaning, washing, fence mending, clearing trails, building new pathways, weeding and mulching . Projects can be from two hours to a full day. We look forward to seeing you and your co-workers and friends on the farm and thank you in advance for your help with maintaining Windrush for our clients and horses.
Questions? Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator
firstname.lastname@example.org o. 978.682.7855