LoveWay is proud to offer several volunteer opportunities to the community. Below are just a few of the ways in which you can help us support our mission of therapeutic equestrian services to individuals with special needs. If you do not find something on the list of which you believe might be a volunteer benefit to our organization, please reach out to the Volunteer Coordinator to let us know your ideas! You may reach our Volunteer Coordinator at [email protected] or 574.825.5666. Thank you!
Class volunteers help students before, during, and after their therapeutic riding lessons in barn and arena activities. Depending on the rider’s ability level they may require the help of up to three volunteers. Grooming and tacking is part of the lesson and is done alongside the rider. In the arena, volunteers lead the horse or walk beside the rider keeping them safe, balanced, and focused. After the riding lesson, volunteers help the student untack their horse and put all equipment back in the tack room, turn out horses, and clean up the barn. Most classes are held in our heated, indoor arena. On nice days sessions may be held in the outdoor arena or on one of our wooded trails. Sign up today!
Volunteers are needed to help with classes Monday-Saturday for daytime and evening sessions. Classes generally last for about an hour, once a week. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old and be able to walk for a minimum of an hour on uneven ground.
Facility & Grounds Maintenance:
Facility maintenance volunteers assist with the upkeep and maintenance of pastures, fences, grounds, stable, and buildings. They help mow pastures and trim the grounds in the summer and assist with snow removal in the winter. Maintenance may also include making repairs or cleaning inside the facility. Interested persons must be at least 16 years old, capable with tools, and able to drive mowers, tractors, and other farm equipment. Sign up today!
Help with data entry, phones, filing, mailings and other small projects.
We are unable to support Court Ordered Community Service.
Unfortunately, due to the time constraints on our current staffing levels we are unable to provide adequate supervision required to meet our PATH Accrediting Standards.
We hope to offer this again in the near future and encourage you to check back from time to time.