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! 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. 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 (if you've lived outside of PA in the past 10 years, ONLY) prior to volunteering. Instructions are on pages 6-7 of the packet. Please call or email Becky with any questions.

Volunteer Spotlight on... 

Papurello Family

The Papurello Family

Rick and Tracy Papurello and their daughters Sophie and Emily have been part of the NNNTRC family for almost five years. In the course of coming here for Sophie's riding lessons, both parents began volunteering in support of Sophie and her love of horses. Sophie then began volunteering herself, assisting in barn chores and horse care. The following year, their older daughter, Emily, joined them in volunteering. They are willing to volunteer in all capacities, which has been a huge help to our Center! They assist in lessons, do barn chores and help at special events. Rick regularly cleans the waiting room floor on Friday evenings during Sophie's lesson. Tracy started taking lessons as a family support activity, belongs to our parents' group and has joined the Board of Directors. Sophie is also the proud owner of Luka, the newest addition to our herd. Their commitment and dedication to our mission is a perfect example of how much the volunteers bring to this organization.