Volunteer opportunities are available at Serenity Stables Therapeutic Learning Center, if you are at least 14 years old or older (12 and older with parent supervision). As you might imagine, a lot of work goes into running a horse farm. There’s always plenty of work to be done, so we can always use extra help. It can be hard work, but it’s enjoyable.
What will you be doing?
The types of things you’ll be asked to do include: feeding and watering horses, cleaning stalls, clearing pastures and helping to maintain them, barn cleaning and organizing, fixing fences, painting, spraying weeds, mowing. If you don’t know how to do these things (and most of our new volunteers don’t), we’ll teach you. That’s the huge benefit of being a volunteer. You’ll learn valuable skills that will be great for building a resume, learning responsibility and getting a job in the future. In the process you will learn how to care for horses, what is involved in horse ownership including how to deworm a horse give necessary vaccinations, what to feed, how much, and how often, recognize when they’re sick, know what to do in a situation where a horse is colicing or injured, and when to call the vet. You will also learn the importance of adequate farm maintenance, what it takes to maintain a farm and how to use equipment safely.
We are looking for people who plan to volunteer on a regular basis. We don’t accept volunteers on a casual basis because it doesn’t allow time for you to learn our horses’ names and dispositions, our procedures, how to properly groom a horse, how to tack up a horse well enough to assist with baths, conduct grooming, and handle horses when needed. We ask that our volunteers commit to a minimum of one hour weekly for at least 6 months. You must complete an application, orientation and training as well as other requirements. Volunteers are needed year round.
If this sounds like a program you’d be interested in, we accept inquiries by email at Serenitystables.firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are ages 14‐16 you will require parental supervision for the first 90 day
Serenity Stables also offers paid opportunities for barn hands, interns and Licensed Professional Therapists. If you are interested in these opportunities, please click the link below for an application.
Potential Professional Collaborators
Serenity Stables TLC is a professional mental health organization dedicated to helping children, adolescents and families using a mix of traditional in‐office, Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, Art and Music Therapy, Intervention Specialists, Teachers and other collaborators.
Our culture promotes both our clients and clinicians in their work! Our team understands how important it is for us to build an environment that fosters true belonging and openness. If we ask our clients to show up, be vulnerable, take chances, make changes and advocate for themselves, it is important that our team of professionals also engage in these practices.
We are always interested in meeting and talking to local professionals looking for a place they can cultivate their heartfelt personal drive, unique gifts and contributions. If you are interested in learning more about or joining our community of professionals please submit a cover letter, resume and completed application to:
Ms. Joey Thompson, M.Ed, LPCC‐S, LICDC‐S
Owner ‐ Serenity Stables Therapeutic Learning Center
2932 South 3B’s and K Road
Galena, Ohio 43021
Clinician Help Wanted. Please click here.
A background check and fingerprinting will be required for all volunteers and paid staff. Please complete the application and submit it with your resume and cover letter to SerenityStables.Joey@gmail.com