VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

At the Farm Park there is a position for everyone.  Certain tasks require horse, farm animal, and agriculture experience, but that is not all we need. Office, marketing, and administration experience is also needed to launch and operate the Farm Park.


BARN CHORE VOLUNTEERS - Spend some time outside and help feed our horses!  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 regular chores are complete is appreciated.   We welcome all volunteers who are strong team players and have a desire to work hard in order to help the horses.  There is a minimum 3 month commitment to one day per week.

    Beginner Barn Volunteers - Enjoy working outside around our horses!  Beginner volunteers may interact directly with our Geriatric herd, but are asked to not enter other pastures as those horses can be more unpredictable.
    Intermediate Barn Volunteers - After regular chores are complete, get some one-on-one horse time by haltering and grooming specific Geriatric horses.  We ask that intermediate volunteers not enter any other pastures, as these horses can be more unpredictable.
    Advanced Barn Volunteers - 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. These volunteers must be detail oriented and efficient so as to ensure the continuity of all barn protocol.   Intermediate level horse handling skills are required.  Human resource management experience is helpful.  


CAMP COUNSELORS
The purpose of this program is to provide motivated teens the opportunity to gain leadership experience and be a positive role model as a camp counselor for children who are enrolled in our camp programs.

Applicants must be at least 14 years of age with extensive knowledge.



FIELD TRIP VOLUNTEERS

Once the Farm Park is up and running we will be offering field trips to public and private schools, summer and after school programs, and corporate team building outings. Field Trip Greeters will be responsible for greeting groups arriving for field trips at the Farm Park. You will assist with checking groups in, reviewing their schedules, orienting them to the building and procedures, and helping them with lunch storage or other details.

Responsibilities

    Greet students, teachers and parents in a friendly, inviting and professional manner
    Assist with group unloading, check in, schedules and way finding
    Provide exceptional customer service when working with school groups and the general public
    Be able to provide general information about the Farm Park program

Skills and Abilities

    Previous customer service or experience working with students and teachers preferred
    Comfortable working with large groups
    Ability to communicate in a friendly, clear and professional manner
    Maintain a neat, professional appearance
    Excellent problem solving and decision making skills
    Must be organized, attentive to details and able to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment
    Capable of standing and walking for extended periods of time
    Simple computer skills helpful

Training Required

    Orientation: 4 hours
        Orientations held monthly
        Sign up for orientation of choice at initial interview

    School group training: 2-4 hours to observe check-in procedures in action


Other Ways To Help:
The Farm Park will need volunteers to assist in all areas,  if you have any special skills, talents, please let us know – you never know what help we might need.

Some of these include:

    Office help
    Accounting & Legal support
    Fundraising & Computer skills
    Facility repairs & maintenance; General Contracting
    Serving on Advisory Boards or Committees
    Public Relations
    Special Projects from individual staff members


If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please fill out the form below so we can get to know a little about yourself and your interest within the Farm Park