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 12-14 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 every 60 months, 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... 

Janeen Buck

Janeen Osselborn

Janeen started volunteering at Nickers ’N Neighs in April, by responding to our VolunteerMatch ad to help plan for a non-profit’s future. She can be found doing any task ranging from helping in lessons, facility clean up and barn chores to fundraising and strategic planning! In her personal life, Janeen has 20 years of global corporate leadership experience and founded her own professional service practice earlier this year. She also volunteers and works with many local committees on community projects for other non-profits. She has a 16 year old daughter, two dogs, and four cats. Her hobbies include home remodeling, real estate investments, target practice, and creative writing. Janeen has had a love for horses ever since she was a young girl. She was a member of the Harrold Alwine 4-H club in Greensburg, and boarded and showed her own horses at Hi-Acres Stables in New Alexandria. We love being a beneficiary of Janeen’s skills and experience! (Janeen is pictured above with Buck)