UpReach provides an opportunity for each volunteer to be a part of something larger - a community of passionate individuals enabling miracles every day! The rest of the world goes on hold as they become a part of and a witness to the connections made. The relationships built here transcend time in the barn.
As a horse leader or handler, you are responsible for the horse and should be alert and aware of the horse's behavior at all times. All those handling horses in therapeutic riding or driving lessons or hippotherapy sessions must attend both Taking the Lead and UpReach volunteer training.
As a side walker, you are responsible for the participant, providing physical support and assistance per the instructor's direction. The type of support you provide will vary based on the skills and abilities of each participant. For those wishing to act as a side walker, you are required to attend UpReach volunteer training and are encouraged to attend "Taking the Lead training.
As a barn helper, you work directly with barn staff to assist with turning out horses to their paddocks, feeding, and mucking (aka cleaning) stalls. Those who wish to handle horses must attend a Taking the Lead training. However, those who want to help in the barn with feeding, mucking, scrubbing water buckets, and sweeping do not need to attend a training, but should commit to a specified, consistent time to help each week.
There are a variety of unpaid year-round internship opportunities available to students enrolled in a degree program at a higher learning institute. Because of the professionalism and diversity of staff, we are able to meet the needs of individuals with a wide range of interest and majors as well as fulfill your course requirements. Click here to learn more about our internship opportunities!
UpReach sits on 96 beautiful acres, which require constant upkeep. We are always looking for individuals who can assist with general maintenance, as well as repairs and improvements to the facility. Year-round opportunities include mowing, weed-whacking, mulching the trail, gardening and weeding, paddock picking, snow blowing, painting, fence repairs, and more!
Corporate, youth, and community service organizations provide huge help with one-day volunteer projects! In the past, UpReach has partnered with many groups, including Eversource, GE Aviation, Serve with Liberty, United Health, Wire Belt Company of America, Saint Anselm College, Southern New Hampshire University, University of New Hampshire, and the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. Examples of past projects include fence repairs, tack cleaning, trail clearing and maintenance, spring cleanup, painting, event preparation, and power washing to name a few.
As an office volunteer, you provide vital behind-the-scenes support, including assistance with filing, data entry, bulk mailings, photocopying, answering the phones, and many other activities.
Are you a qualified leader? We'd like to talk to you about serving on our Board of Directors or on one of our various committees. Further the mission of UpReach by advising the organization, assisting with fundraisers and various events.