Equestrian Volunteer Training: May 22 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Are you passionate about horses? Do you enjoy being outside? Would you like to spread your interest of horses to your fellow community members? If you answered yes to any of these questions you should become a volunteer within the Equestrian Program!
We need a few more volunteers to help maintain the barn and assist in our riding lessons. Time requirements are flexible but you must be 14 years or older to volunteer within the Equestrian Program.
Please e-mail the Volunteer Coordinator to learn more and get started!
About Volunteering with the Greenwell Foundation
All of the programs and activities at Greenwell are possible thanks to the efforts and dedication of many volunteers. Many opportunities exist, from working in the barn to assisting with the therapeutic riding program and helping with camps. Volunteers also maintain the trails and tend the gardens. Whether it’s for a few hours a week or many hours a month, volunteers are the heart of Greenwell, donating their time, energy, and expertise in many ways.
Camp Buddies (formerly known as Volunteer Junior Counselors)
2013 Camp Buddies application (This program is full for summer 2013)
Boost your resume/college application credentials, spend your summer outdoors, help your community, make new friends, discover your potential talents or interests, and have a fun summer!
We are looking for applicants who are energetic, have experience with the outdoors, able to serve as a role model for campers, and willing to try new things. Camp Buddies are an integral part of camp, assisting the Senior Counselors in running summer camp. More details are available on the application.
Greenwell has a park host program for people who would like to volunteer at least 20 hours or more per week in exchange for an RV site. The site offers full-service hook-up including water, sewer and electric. The minimum length of stay is one month; longer stays are welcome.
Therapeutic Riding Program and Barn Volunteers
Volunteers serve as side walkers and leaders in Greenwell’s Therapeutic Riding Program. No experience with horses is necessary; training is provided. Volunteers are also needed to muck stalls, clean pastures, and tack and groom horses.
Volunteer Mounted Patrol & Volunteer Rangers
Patrol the park on your own mount to provide security and to help identify maintenance and safety concerns. Members of the Volunteer Mounted Patrol also help with special events held at the park. The Volunteer Mounted Patrol program requires 40 hours of volunteer time to enroll, 100 hours of volunteer time commitment annually, attendance at annual Volunteer Ranger Training, and assessment/certification of horse and rider. Read more and apply for this Maryland Department of Natural Resources program.