OTHER WAYS TO SUPPORT RYERSS
Frequently asked questions
How can I become a Ryerss volunteer?
How much time does a volunteer need to give?
There are a few volunteers who come and help several times a week, faithfully, all year long. There are several volunteers who are able to give us one or two days a week, and many who can offer to be here at least twice a month. All are valuable and appreciated for the time they are willing to give!
What sort of tasks do Ryerss volunteers do?
I have no experience around horses. Can I still become a Ryerss volunteer?
It is not necessary to have experience with horses, only to love them! There are many chores to be done around Ryerss Farm that do not involve direct contact with the horses (see list above). If you eventually would like to do more hands-on work with our horses, this is possible as you gain experience and training from our helpful and capable staff and fellow volunteers.
Ryerss Farm and all our wonderful horses need YOU and your own unique gifts! Please consider becoming a Ryerss Volunteer. DO IT TODAY! Your efforts will be rewarded many times over by the joy and personal fulfillment that comes with knowing that you are making a difference and helping a cause that you consider worthwhile!
Volunteers are very special people! They come from all walks of life. They may be retired or still working in careers outside of Ryerss. They come to Ryerss because they love the horses. Volunteers come in all ages, shapes and sizes! They offer their talents, their ideas, and many times work tirelessly “above and beyond the call of duty” to see a job to the end.
Required Background Check
$22 fee waived for volunteers
Option 1: complete your background check online which takes just a few minutes.
Attach the document with your volunteer application for Ryerss staff.
Option 2: Download form, fill out by hand, mail to Pennsylvania State Police in Harrisburg. This will take 4-6 weeks. Click the button below to request a criminal record check volunteer form.