Our volunteers are the foundation of Winslow. We rely on their generous time and energy to help change the lives of our riders. Volunteers assist our riders during weekly lessons, groom horses, help us maintain our facility and much more! If you are interested in contributing your time, we welcome you to join us! No horse experience is necessary, just a love for people & all animals alike.

Ways to Get Involved

Horse Leaders, Side Walkers & Groomers

Volunteer roles consist of a horse leader who guides the horse, side walkers who focus on the rider and groomers who prepare our horses for lessons. Volunteers interested in leading & side walking should be in relatively good health. A fair amount of walking and sometimes running is required. 

Special Events, Fundraising & Office Volunteers

Horses aren’t your thing? We are always in need of volunteers who have a variety of professional and office administration skills to help with fundraising and special events.

Facility Support Volunteers

Operating with a small, full-time staff, we rely on our volunteers for general maintenance, repairs and improvements of our facility to keep our building & equipment up-to-date. We are always in need of carpenters, electricians, landscapers, gardeners, painters, mechanics and more!

Business and Organization Volunteer Days

Each year, businesses and groups throughout our community come together to volunteer with us for a day. Tasks have included painting, cleaning our facility, tending to our garden, trail upkeep, office work, and much, much more! Have an idea? We would love to hear from you!

Steps to Get Involved

  • Complete Volunteer Application and return prior to attending orientation – Volunteer Application
  • Meet our age requirement. All volunteers must be at least 14 years old.
  • Attend our volunteer orientation and additional trainings, depending on the role you select. Registration required for all.
  • Use the schedule below to select your orientation date.
  • We look forward to meeting you!

Contact our Volunteer Coordinator at (845) 986-6686 or info@winslow.org for additional steps in the process to becoming a volunteer at Winslow.

Upcoming Trainings

SEPTEMBER 2019
Saturday 9/21/19 at 3pm to 5pm – Volunteer Orientation
Wednesday 9/25/19 at 6pm to 8pm – Horse Handling training
Wednesday 10/2/19 at 6pm to 8pm – Groom & tacking training
Wednesday 10/9/19 at 6pm to 8pm – Horse Leading training


OCTOBER 2019
Wednesday  10/16/19 at 6pm to 8pm – Volunteer Orientation
Wednesday 10/23/19 at 6pm to 8pm – Horse Handling training
Wednesday 10/30/19 at 6pm to 8pm – Groom & tacking training
Wednesday 11/6/19 at 6pm to 8pm – Sidewalking training


NOVEMBER 2019
Saturday  11/16/19 at 3pm to 5pm – Volunteer Orientation
Wednesday 11/20/19 at 6pm to 8pm – Horse Handling training
Wednesday 12/4/19 at 6pm to 8pm – Groom & tacking training
Wednesday 12/11/19 at 6pm to 8pm – Horse Leading training


JANUARY 2020
Saturday  1/18/20 at 3pm to 5pm – Volunteer Orientation
Wednesday 1/22/20 at 6pm to 8pm – Horse Handling training
Wednesday 1/29/20 at 6pm to 8pm – Groom & tacking training
Wednesday 2/5/20 at 6pm to 8pm – Sidewalking training