1999-2015Celebrating 16 years of service in the Community!
Thank you for your interest in lending a hand at Ivy Hill Therapeutic Equestrian Center. We are actively seeking volunteers to help with lessons, horse care, fundraising, and other organizational tasks.
You do not need to have any experience with horses to help out. We will provide the necessary training for you to be a growing part of our organization. We provide services year-round to most of our clients. We ask that you try and commit to volunteering on a regular basis so our riders and staff have as much consistency as possible. We will also take “subs” in case someone is unable to make a scheduled time.
In following our mission, our goal is to help individuals to succeed and make miracles happen. We have many individuals of all ages that have “special challenges” ranging from those with physical, intellectual, emotional, and social needs, along with those who have suffered from a trauma or are recovering from injury. We work with individuals and their families to provide the best services possible. All your help is greatly appreciated in enriching the lives of others through the horse/human connection.
Volunteer Opportunities: (minimum age for volunteering in the barn is 12 years old)
General Volunteer Times Needed:
How to become a volunteer?
To become a volunteer you must be atleast 12 years of age. You will need to complete the volunteer application, background checks, and two training seminars (one hands on one classroom) click to download the volunteer packet or call to set up a time to meet with our staff and get a tour of the barn.
Volunteer Background Check Policy
Background checks and clearances must be obtained for anyone over 18 according to the following schedule:
PA Act 153- This law requires that every person
responsible for the welfare of youth obtain and keep on file comprehensive and regularly
updated criminal and child abuse background checks. This new PA law is applicable to any
person “responsible for the welfare of a child or having direct contact with children.” The Child
Protective Services Law defines “direct contact with children” as “the care, supervision,
guidance, or control of children or routine interaction with children.”
A great link to keep on hand is http://keepkidssafe.pa.gov/ . This website has important information on the law and requirements for clearances.
Criminal Background Check ($10 fee)- click for online form
FBI Clearance (only if lived outside the state of PA in last 10 years) Click here for online form
Download Volunteer Application: Check to download PDF
Printed Copies can be made available
Contact us by phone at 215-822-2515 ext 4 or email us at email@example.com