I have horse experience. Do I need to attend the workshop?
Yes, everyone regardless of experience must attend the training workshop. At the workshop you will participate in an orientation session followed by active participation in a horse handling session.
I need previous horse experience?
What is covered in the Volunteer Training Workshop?
When do you need volunteers?
We are open Monday - Saturday. Our needs depend on the client schedules and our needs are year round. The earliest time we need a volunteer is 9:15 and the latest tends to be early evening. When completing the Volunteer Application and Schedule, please be as specific as you can be with your availability.
What is the commitment to volunteer?
While the minimum commitment is one hour each week; we prefer that you are able to commit to between 2-3 consecutive hours weekly. You will be scheduled for the same day and time each week. Are you an adult with a rotating work schedule? Contact the volunteer coordinator for options.
Aside from being fun, volunteering provides the opportunity for rewarding personal experiences, fulfill community service requirements, learn new things, it provides good exercise and a chance to develop lifelong friendships.
What other volunteer opportunities are there at Ironstone Farm?
Volunteering at Ironstone Farm can lead to opportunities in the following areas: participating in our feeding program; working student program (for teens); and apprentice program (to become a licensed riding instructor in MA). In order to be considered for these programs you must attend a volunteer training workshop. If working around horses is not for you, we have opportunities in the Welcome Center meeting and greeting clients as well as volunteering for special events. Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator for more information.
at Ironstone Farm - 450 Lowell Street - Andover, MA 01810
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