Volunteers are the engine behind our programs, without their sacrifice of time and energy Breaking Free would not be the success it has come to be in touching the lives of our students.
Whether you are interested in volunteering on a weekly basis during sessions, during our monthly work day, organizing a fundraiser or mucking stalls there is spot for you at Breaking Free.
Volunteers must be at least 14 years of age and complete an interview and training/ safety course (full day) at the center before beginning work at Breaking Free, and an annual refresher training every year.
If you are interested in volunteering at Breaking Free, please download the Volunteer Forms and mail or e-mail to our office. You also may call the office and speak with the director so as to set up your interview. Either way is fine to use. The Director will get back to you in a very short time.
Available days and times we use volunteers in riding lessons:
Mondays-Veterans Programs 1:00pm - 6:00pm (Must Be a Veteran)
Tuesday - Therapeutic Riding Lessons 5:00-8:30pm
Wednesday - Riding Lessons 5:00-8:30pm
Thursday - Therapeutic Riding Lessons 5:00-8:30pm
Various other days to be scheduled
Available Volunteer areas:
Sessions - side walker, activities helper, horse leader
Day Camp Helper - 3 days during the summer, dates TBD
Horse Fun Show - someone to plan show for our students in collaboration with nearby fellow centers, date TBD
Feeders - to feed, water and check on horses during non-session days/nights at new arena, and during wintertime.
Maintenance/cleaning - arena & barn facilities
Office - accountant, bookkeeping, mailings, website upkeep, grant assistance
Fundraisers - Events, we need people to help plan, solicit businesses, bring in event sponsors
Food Helpers - arrange, make, help prepare, serve food at events like Open House, Duck Race, Day Camps, etc.
Hay Helpers - help bale and bring in hay
Professionals - in the fields of OP's, PT's, Medical, Special Education, CPA to partner with us