OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteering at Endeavor is more than a donation of time and skills, it also allows individuals to become part of the Endeavor family. Volunteers are the lifeblood of Endeavor. Without each and every volunteer, we would not be able to take our mission from a simple dream to a reality.  

Endeavor keeps our staff lean and mean, so there are always plenty of volunteer opportunities including, but not limited to: working in program, helping in the barn with the horses, creating/maintaining the trail system, and helping in the office and tack room. Endeavor also offers a series of volunteer training sessions to provide continued education so your time at Endeavor is as beneficial as possible. Whatever your interest, your talent, your gift that you are willing to share with us is, we will put it to good use.


BECOMING A VOLUNTEER

Endeavor volunteers participate in all facets of our organization. We feel it is beneficial to our students to develop and foster a close knit, educated community of volunteers. We are privileged to have volunteers come as individuals, groups, families, and community service programs. We can tailor your volunteer experience from a weekly commitment to a one-time day of giving. All volunteers must be a minimum of 14 years of age. 

Endeavor offers monthly volunteer orientations and continued education training sessions. Please contact us at 914-241-0211 or email volunteer@endeavorth.org for more information, and download the Volunteer Form and Volunteer Manual below. All program volunteers must go through Volunteer Orientation before they can begin helping in classes.


JUNIOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM

Endeavor Therapeutic Horsemanship, Inc. is now offering volunteer opportunities for ages 11-13 in our Junior Volunteer Program. This volunteer opportunity is available during the whole month of June on Friday's from 2:30-3:30pm, and for a second group from 4:00-5:00pm. There will be a maximum of six participants for each hour, and they will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Junior volunteers will be asked to help with a variety of projects around the farm and in the classroom. Examples of these projects include:

  • Cleaning tack

  • Cleaning water troughs

  • Painting and fixing fences

  • Trimming trees

  • Preparing stalls for horses

  • Organizing the classroom

  • Clearing the arena

  • Preparing activities for participants

Unfortunately, due to insurance restrictions, anyone under the age of 14 cannot help with program or participants. Endeavor would like to include volunteers under the age of 14 in our mission, as we know they have many talents and skills to share with us. The Junior Volunteer Program will also help to prepare Junior Volunteers for Volunteer roles once they turn 14.

If you would like to sign up or find out more, please email volunteer@endeavorth.org.


INTERNSHIPS

Endeavor offers unpaid internships for individuals with a variety of backgrounds and learning goals. Interns must be a minimum of 16 years old, and internship opportunities can be catered to the goals of the individual. Endeavor interns have the opportunity to work with a spectrum of integrated programs, serving the evolving needs of participants and their families, including recreational sport, clinical services, and programs focused on growth and learning. Endeavor can offer learning opportunities in the following areas:

  • Equine Management
  • Therapeutic Riding
  • Hippotherapy
  • Ground Horsemanship Programs
  • Equine Assisted Psychotherapy
  • Volunteer Management and training
  • Non-Profit Operations and Fundraising
  • How to work with individuals of all ages and needs, including; physical, cognitive, emotional and social

Please contact volunteer@endeavorth.org for an application and more information.