At Serenity Farm, we believe that everyone has something to bring to the table. We welcome students studying Equine, Animal, or Veterinary Sciences as well as those going into human service fields (OT, PT, Recreational Therapy, Speech, LSW, and Nursing), Education, and Sports. Students completing internship or clinical experiences are encouraged to contact us for more information.
“I have never been part of a program that had such a high volunteer to child ratio. We were touched by the way the staff and volunteers made personal connections with my child.”
"I've been looking for place to devote my time and energy towards helping people when in such a short time I ended up finding a place to call home."
Interested in volunteering?
Volunteers play a vital role at Serenity Farm! With approximately 60 volunteers giving freely of their time and efforts, we are able to offer programming to our community through several avenues.
An application process applies to all volunteers. Start your journey by requesting an application from the Serenity Farm Office (419) 833-1308, or download the application here.
Board of Trustees: Professional individuals make a 3 year commitment to serve. Board meetings are held every month.
Therapeutic Riding/Hippotherapy Volunteers: Volunteers are carefully screened, trained and scheduled to work on teams to facilitate the therapy program. Volunteers in this area must present good physical health, work in small teams, be comfortable around horses, and be punctual for each appointment. Horse and disability experience not a prerequisite.
Team Thunder Volunteers: Team Thunder brings smiles to everyone’s faces! Volunteers are trained to work with our therapy mini horses that are carefully selected for their calm, giving personalities. Each horse is bathed before any inside visit, and handled by trained volunteers.
EAL Volunteers: Volunteers in this program are normally educators by heart. With two hour increments, enhance the experience of those visiting at Serenity Farm Equestrian Center of off-site trips, these dedicated volunteers sign up to assist in making Serenity Farm field trips unique in content, an experiential experience, and an unforgettable moment to our visitors.
Age Requirements Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age. Exceptions may be made if parents are involved in volunteer activities as well.
Volunteer Training Opportunities:
Include instruction and clinics on the Parelli® Method of Natural Horsemanship with Parelli® 5-Star Senior Instructor/Horse Development Specialist, Jesse Peters.
Fund Raising Efforts Fund raising volunteers are asked to commit to an event and follow it through to completion. Events are generally scheduled a year in advance to give adequate time for planning and optimize success.