volunteer

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at NNNTRC. Without help from our volunteers, we wouldn’t be able to bring this experience to our special students. With your continued time and support, we can grow and provide services to more and more students. No matter what your area of expertise, we can always use your help! No experience is required. We are looking for volunteers in the following areas:

  • Side walking with students
  • Leading horses in lessons
  • Facility repairs / Grounds
  • Barn Chores
  • Special Events
  • Fundraising / Grant writing
  • Public Relations / Marketing
  • Photography / Video / Newsletter
  • Volunteer recruitment
  • Budget and finance
  • Future planning

Please complete a volunteer application packet and contact Becky Kostley by email or phone at 724-613-3312 x102 to set up your orientation interview. Minimum age to volunteer in the barn is 12. Minimum age to volunteer in lessons is 15. Volunteers ages 12-14 must co-volunteer with a parent or guardian. All volunteers ages 18 and over are required to submit a PA State Police Criminal Background Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance every 60 months, and FBI Criminal Background Check (FBI check only required if you've lived outside of PA in the past 10 years) prior to volunteering. Links to the websites to order clearances can be found in the right margin of our Clearance Requirements page. Please call or email Becky with any questions.

Volunteer Spotlight on... 

Megan Joseph Buck

Megan Monack

Megan has been volunteering at NNNTRC since June. As of November, she has donated 75 hours to help out in students’ lessons and at our September Horse Show. Though she had no prior horse experience, she is a quick study! The staff, students and horses can always count on Megan to show up with a smile and positive attitude, eager to learn something new. Megan’s passion for animals, pursuit of her Masters Degree in Speech Language-Pathology and desire to help others make her a great asset as a Therapeutic Riding Volunteer. (Megan is pictured leading Buck with student, Joseph)