Volunteers are the key to the good work High Hopes does bringing Therapeutic Horsemanship to those who need it the most. We’d like to take a moment to show our appreciation for your service. Your spirit and energy makes High Hopes a special place for one and all. Click on the video below for a message just for you, our volunteers!
Congratulations to our 2015 Volunteer Award recipients! They will be formally acknowledged at our Annual Meeting on Sunday, October 18th from 1p.m.-2p.m. All volunteers are welcome to join us on Sunday for the meeting and for our Open Barn Day from 11a.m.-1p.m..
Nancy Cash Program Volunteer of the Year: Neil Mann
With nearly 700 hours in the past seven years, Neil upholds the High Hopes values by consistently being welcoming and supportive of riders, volunteers, staff, and all those whom he encounters. In addition to regularly volunteering two days a week, he often substitutes in the riding program and regularly volunteers for special events. He’s the go-to guy for the Holiday Market raffle, putting his winning personality (and cowboy hat) to work selling tickets and promoting High Hopes to hundreds of guests.
Office Volunteer of the Year: Carol Colangeli
Carol is long standing, dedicated volunteer who is a leader among the office volunteers. She is always willing to sub, often trains new volunteers and takes initiative with reception duties. Her personal experience with a grandchild who has special needs makes her very understanding of families coming to High Hopes. She relates to and advocates for participants and volunteers, helping to connect them to the staff or information they need. Carol communicates well, checking in on Mondays to share Saturday updates. Carol’s loyalty and welcoming personality make her a vital part of High Hopes.
Congratulations to volunteers who have reached 1,000 hours of service!