Volunteer

Make a Difference in your community! PALS relies on the generosity of our volunteers to ensure the sustainability of our organization. Whether you’d like to volunteer once a month, once a week, or on your own schedule, we have a volunteer position to match your interests.

See below for current opportunities and contact information.
To become a volunteer, please complete a Volunteer Application online.

Program Assistance

These individuals interact closely with PALS clients and our herd to ensure the highest quality sessions are provided on a daily basis. Programs include: therapeutic riding, recreational riding, ground programming, and seasonal client events.
Frequency: Ongoing all year long
Times: Monday – Thursday, anytime from 9:00am-8:00pm
Requirements: Must be at least 16 years old and able to work independently. Must attend a PALS volunteer training. Must be physically fit enough to walk approximately one hour, jog occasionally, and be able to hold arms up at shoulder height to support a rider when necessary. Must be emotionally fit enough to cope responsibly with situations and concerns as they arise pertaining to clients and horses, and always use good judgment. Is requested to volunteer on a regular basis in order to experience the benefits of the program and to develop relationships with other volunteers, staff, clients, and horses.
 

Barn Help

Individuals interested in helping with cleaning stalls, giving hay and water to horses, and general barn cleaning can choose this opportunity.
Frequency: Ongoing all year long
Times: Monday – Friday, anytime from 9:00am-8:00pm or Saturday-Sunday 8:00-11:00am or 2:00-5:00pm
Requirements: Must be at least 16 years old and able to work independently. Must attend a PALS volunteer training to understand how PALS operates.
 

Youth Program

An individual between the ages of 12-15 may participate as a volunteer with PALS working with horses and barn help but not in sessions, if they are accompanied and directly supervised by a parent or guardian the entire time.
Frequency: One or more times a week with parent/guardian accompanied at all times
Times: Monday – Thursday, anytime from 9:00am-8:00pm
Requirements: Both under-age volunteer and parent/guardian must undergo appropriate volunteer training sessions and both must fill out a PALS volunteer applications. Final approval of a volunteer under the age of 16 will be given at the discretion of the Executive Director. PALS has the right terminate volunteers under the age of 16 for any reason. A person between then ages 12-15 may help as a program volunteer so long as they are be able to demonstrate substantial horse experience.
 

**All volunteers are covered by PALS insurance while on the premises.**

 

 

 
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