Volunteer Sign Up

Volunteers are the life-blood of Thorncroft

This work would simply not be possible without the efforts of those who give of their own hearts and spirit. We thank our volunteers for their tireless dedication to our mission!

Please note that before participating in any capacity, ALL volunteers…

  • Must have reached their 13th birthday
  • If they are 18 years and older, must have completed their PA State and Child Abuse Clearance
  • Submitted all completed forms and releases

Additionally any volunteers that will be interacting with our horses or riders…

  • Must register for and attend a volunteer training held the first Sunday of the month from 1:00 – 4:00pm.
  • The 2021 Volunteer Orientations will be held on May 2, 2021, June 6, 2021, July 11, 2021, August 8,2021, September 5, 2021, October 3, 2021, November 7, 2021 and December 5, 2021. *April’s volunteer orientation will be held on April 7 from 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
  • Must be prepared to commit to a minimum of a 2 hour shift, lift 25 pounds and walk two – four 30 minute shifts.

I’m interested in volunteering!

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, have questions or would like your company to engage in a day of service please contact volunteer coordinator Carole Laulis, volunteer@thorncroft.org

Please see the required forms below which must be reviewed, completed, and returned to Volunteer Coordinator, Carole Laulis prior to participation. Thank you!

Support the Farm!

Horses evoke deep emotional and physical responses in people, especially in individuals affected by or managing trauma or stress. Because of this innate quality, horses offer unique healing opportunities for veterans returning from service and emergency first responders.

Beginning on March 4, this six-week session will explore horsemanship fundamentals including a study on equine behavior, learning to groom and tack, herd dynamics, and round penning. No prior horse experience is required. Class size is limited to six individuals.

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