volunteer

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... 

Sarah Speckles

Sarah Montgomery

“When I volunteer, I really feel like I’m helping to make a difference in their lives. The progress I see in these kids from week to week and month to month amazes me and I’m so thankful I get to be a part of that.” –Sarah Mongomery

Sarah has been volunteering with NNNTRC since July of 2016 and has given over 120 hours of service to help out in lessons and in the barn, thus far. She has a Master’s degree in Special Education from Seton Hill and has taught in that field for the past 13 years at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels. Sarah loves animals and has 6 pets of her own, including a dog, cats, and a chinchilla! Sarah likes to call NNNTRC her “happy place” and volunteers every opportunity she has each week. She says that volunteering here has perfectly combined her love of animals and individuals with special needs. NNNTRC is so honored to have such a dedicated and passionate volunteer. Thank you, Sarah, for contributing to the NNNTRC family! (Sarah is pictured with mini horse, Speckles)