Volunteer Staff Positions
Please fill out a “VOLUNTEER
APPLICATION” and forward it to our
Coordinator. After a review and approval of your
application, we will notify you to set-up a time you
can do some volunteer evaluation shifts and a
All volunteers are required to attend an
orientation class, prior to actually
be put on our volunteer shift calendar.
The orientation classes are held the second Saturday
of the month starting at 10:00 am.
Please print out and carefully read the
MORNING Barn Chore Team Member (9:00 AM until
A great way to start your day! Spend some time
outside and help feed our horses their breakfast.
Then it’s on to watering the horses, general barn
clean-up, and preparing feed buckets for the next
shift. We often have special projects that we need
help with so any time you can spare after the
morning chores are complete is appreciated. When the
weather is nice, we include some “horse time” for
all volunteers that may include grooming and walking
the horses. Horse experience preferred but we
welcome all volunteers who are strong team players
and have a desire to work hard in order to help the
horses. Minimum 3 month commitment to one day per
week. Training period required. Position not
suitable for large or “one time only” groups.
EVENING Barn Chore Team Member (5:00 PM until
8:00 PM summer / 4:00 - 7:00 winter):
Spend the late afternoon with our horses. Help to
feed our horses their dinner and enjoy some time
outside. It’s a great way to unwind after work or
school! Help with general barn clean-up, watering,
and preparing feed buckets for the next shift. Groom
horses as weather permits and help with special
projects as needed. Horse experience preferred but
we welcome all volunteers who are strong team
players and have a desire to work hard in order to
help the horses. Minimum 3 month commitment to one
day per week. Training period required. Position not
suitable for large or “one time only” groups.
Barn Chore SHIFT LEADER (morning or evening
Lead our barn chore teams through a morning or
evening feeding. Coordinate, manage, and assist in
the activities of all volunteers including horse
handling, horse care, feeding, and general clean up.
Must be detail oriented and efficient so as to
ensure the continuity of all barn protocol.
Level 2 handling skills are
required. Applicants for this position will be
considered after two months of consistent weekly
participation as a barn chore team member. Must be
able to attend a monthly leaders meeting which is
usually held on a Saturday morning.
Volunteer Mentors: (make your own schedule):
Work one on one with Level one
volunteers to help build their confidence on working
around horses. Must have good people skills and able
to train less experienced volunteers in the safe and
proper way to work around the horses. Help build
knowledge with those volunteers who wish to learn
more, and move up in the ranks on the volunteer
skill level. Applications for this position will be
considered from only Level 3 volunteers.
Office Assistant (schedule is flexible):
Assist our Executive Director
with administrative tasks such as filing, archiving,
special mailings, office cleaning, answering phones
and emails, and light computer work. Writing and
organizational skills are helpful. If you are detail
oriented and can work within deadlines, please
consider donating your time for this important work
on behalf of our horses.
Special Events Team Member (year-round):
Assist our staff with preparing for any of the
many special events we participate in each year,
ranging from the "Good Stuff" Yard Sale, on-site
horse clinics and our annual "FUN"draising Trail
Ride. We are looking for volunteers who are willing
to help set-up and disassemble our HHT booths at
large shows as well as work the booths during their
general hours of operation. Good communication
skills and knowledge of the organization are helpful
in promoting our organization at all events. We
sometimes take horses to events so horse handling
skills are beneficial but not mandatory. There are
many events to choose from and we can always use
extra help. This is a fun way to get involved with
the community and promote HHT.
Facility Maintenance Worker (year round but
schedule is flexible):
Building, grounds, and fence upkeep. In
our efforts to keep our facility looking sharp, we
can utilize more volunteers to help with such things
as fence repair, harrowing of our pastures, horse
shelter and barn repair, rock removal, manure
spreading and/or hauling, and building of additional
horse pens and pastures. These projects can be
completed by an individual or a group of volunteers
who enjoy outdoor farm work. If your work group has
the necessary skills to help with these sorts of
projects, we could certainly use the help.
Gardening. With over 20 acres of open
space we are in need of individuals or groups of
volunteers who can help with maintenance of the
garden spaces around our office and barn including
weeding, planting flowers, watering trees, and
mowing. If you have flowers or plants you would like
to donate to help make our facility look better, we
can always find spots for you to plant your favorite
items! This is a great activity for large work
groups that are looking for a day-long project.
Volunteers that work with the horses must be at least age 16. Those under the age of 18 must
provide a consent form signed by a parent or guardian. Those under the age of 16
require a parent or guardian work with them. If the parent or guardian are not
at least a level 2 volunteer we suggest they come out and volunteer only on
adoption day which is held the second Saturday of each month from 10am - 2pm.
volunteers must have a car available. Neither HHT staff or volunteers are
available to provide transportation in case of an emergency which requires the
closure of any facility.
the right to terminate the services of any volunteer.