Volunteer Your Time
Ivy Hill’s therapeutic program runs 7 days a week, 50 weeks a year. Our Volunteers are the heart of Ivy Hill and work as a team with our instructors and staff to provide the best care and service to our riders, horses, facility and grounds. Giving time, talent and enthusiasm, our volunteers are part of the bond that is the Ivy Hill Family.
Without the dedication and hard work of our volunteers, our mission would not be possible.
We welcome all individuals and groups and all levels of experience in volunteering, and we have a variety of needs. If you are looking for a life-changing opportunity to enrich your life and another’s hopes and dreams, we welcome you to complete form on this page.
What we look for:
- Volunteers should be able to work independently with minimal supervision
- Volunteering for horse care, lesson assistance or facility maintenance requires moderate physical activity. Please make sure you are comfortable with the level of work you choose.
- Assignment and schedules are based on experience, availability and area of interest. We ask for a consistent commitment to your schedules hours and days a week.
- Bring your work ethic, your commitment to service, your enthusiasm and sense of humor, and an open heart
Once we have processed your volunteer application and background checks, two training seminars are required (one hands-on, one classroom).
Because of insurance restrictions, volunteers must be at least 12 years old.
NEW VOLUNTEER TRAININGS:
The 1st Wednesday of every month will be a classroom training
The 3rd Wednesday of every month will be a hands-on training
The 1st Saturday of every month will be a hands-on training
The 3rd Saturday of every month will be a classroom training.
All volunteers 18 and older are required by Pennsylvania State Act 153 to submit a criminal background check and child abuse clearance.
Clearances if over 18
Child Abuse Clearance (free for volunteers) Click here for on-line form.
Criminal Background check (free for volunteers) Click here for on-line form.
Fingerprint-based FBI Criminal History Record Check ($27.00 fee) -- Certain volunteers (those not living in PA consistently for the last ten years) can be exempted from the FBI Criminal History Check by submitting a disclaimer statement in writing. Click for locations
Wish to volunteer to help at Summer Camp????
If so, please find the information depending on your age below:
All Ivy Hill volunteers should become familiar with the Volunteer Training Manual.