Prospective Volunteers Step 1
Weekly Volunteer Roles Include:
Answer phones, direct participants and visitors, assist with cancellations. Data entry, mailings, and other tasks are occasionally available. No experience required.
Walk alongside the horse during the riding lesson and assist with questions, goal setting, cheerleading, and more. Is responsible for the well-being of the participant on horseback. Must be able to walk with intermittent jogging for 1-hour. Experience working with individuals with diagnoses helpful but not required.
Lead a horse in our lesson program. Is responsible for the care and well- being of the horse. Must be able to walk with intermittent jogging for 1-hour. Must have recent experience leading, caring for, lessoning on, owning, or leasing horses. Experience grooming and tacking helpful but not required.
Assist in preparing for and feeding our herd. Must be able to lift approximately 50-lb bales of hay and must be available 8-10am. Feeding occurs rain or shine, 365 days per year.
Clean stalls, sweep, assist in tack set up or clean up, wash buckets, help with other barn chores. No experience required.
Carriage Driving Header
Assist in driving lessons heading the carriage horse before and after the lesson. Must be at least 18 years old and have ample horse experience (including 1 year of horse leader volunteering at High Hopes). Carriage driving experience not required but strongly preferred.
Able Bodied Whip (ABW)
Drive carriages during carriage driving sessions. Must be at least 18 years old and have at least 50 hours of varied driving experience, including assisting with Carriage Driving at High Hopes.
Unmounted Equine Learning Program (ELP) Coach
Provides unmounted equine education to participants. Must have ample horse experience and/or experience working with individuals with diagnoses.
Help with various maintenance and equipment around the property.
Assist development staff with fundraising, grant writing, etc.
Community Service Volunteer
Complete court-ordered Community Service Hours.
Intermittent or One-Time Volunteer Roles Include:
Assistance with special events such as Gala or Holiday Market
Share information about High Hopes programs or volunteer opportunities at special community events or by sharing flyers