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 12-15 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, 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... 

Dan Doug Salting

Daniel McMillen and Doug Bankes

Volunteers, Daniel McMillen and Doug Bankes, have certainly put their time in here at the Center. While in their off season from their regular jobs, they have collectively put 68 hours into facility maintenance and repairs, just since December! They pick up and deliver supplies, shovel shavings, plow snow, spread salt (pictured above), build things and repair things. They have definitely made things easier on the staff this winter. Sure, Daniel is the boyfriend of our own Miss Kayla, and Doug loves to help damsels in distress, but we're not going to question their motives -- they're keepers!