How to Become a Volunteer
Love horses? Looking for a way to give back and make a difference? Volunteer with us!
Steps to Getting Started Volunteering
Click on the Link to get started!
Volunteer Duties may Include
Side walking with a student in lessons
Leading a horse in lessons
Grooming / Tacking the horses
Filling/cleaning water buckets
De-cobwebbing stalls and other surfaces
General Office Administration
IMPORTANT: Please note the following and that additional policies, rules, and regulations apply to volunteers at Stockhands. Volunteering means you accept these rules and agree to comply with them.
Background Checks are Required: The Delaware County of Developmental Disabilities has mandated that we conduct background checks for all our employees and volunteers. Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilities, 7991 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center, OH 43035, 740.201.5866 | www.dcbdd.org
Community Services Hours: Community Service Hours only apply to volunteers who are approved and participate in designated lesson activities. Volunteer training and other activities do NOT qualify for Community Service Credit. Additionally, only volunteers who have completed volunteer training may qualify. Please do not assume you qualify for this, ask us and we’ll be happy to help you understand the requirements.
Volunteer Policies: Various policies and rules apply to all volunteers. To qualify and remain qualified as a volunteer at Stockhands you must accept and abide by all such requirements. These include, but are not limited to, rules and policies defined in the Volunteer Handbook and other documents as well as the verbal directives from the Stockhand’s staff, principals, and designated supervisors.
Our Volunteers are pretty special. Below you'll find the stories of a few of our outstanding volunteers in fabulous videos made by another one of our amazing volunteers, Mike DeVenny (https://www.facebook.com/devennyproductions/).
Stockhands wouldn't be Stockhands without Greg.
Listen to his story!
Joyce is our 2021 Volunteer of the Year! She is an amazing lady, watch her story!
Parent and Volunteer
Check out Melissa's story!
V.I.P. - Volunteer Instructional Program
After a period of approximately 6 months as a dedicated, committed volunteer, you can be invited to join our VIP group. This group meets on the first or third Saturday each month for additional training and instruction. Sessions may include:
Horse / Herd monitoring and review
Visiting other facilities and programs
Going to Quarter Horse Congress / Equine Affair and other various shows
We want to invest in our volunteers, we want you to love Stockhands as much as we do. So if you give us the commitment, we will commit to helping you learn as much as possible about our horses, our lessons programs and how we can better interact with our students and equine partners.