“The miracle is not that we do this work, but that we are happy to do it.”

-Mother Teresa

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Be prepared to commit to work a minimum of 4 hours weekly
  • Be able to lift 20 pounds and walk in sand for a minimum of 1 hour without a break

Volunteers are the backbone of Pal-O-Mine. Our mission would not be fulfilled and our work would not be possible without the dedication and efforts of our volunteer team where there is one goal…to facilitate growth, learning and healing through the use of our equine partners in an emotionally and physically safe environment.

What our volunteers do:

  • Assist with chores in the barn and on the property such as cleaning tack, mucking paddocks, sweeping, laundry, etc.
  • Groom and walk mini horses and donkeys and care for our small animals
  • Assist with events
  • Some volunteers support riders/clients during their lessons/sessions
  • Volunteers in our Corporate Volunteer Program help with farm maintenance, product development, fundraising, and special events

Volunteer Application Process

  • Submit volunteer application and paperwork found HERE
  • After submitting an application, we will invite you to attend a mandatory volunteer orientation. Next orientation: July 8 at 6:00 pm
  • Three professional references will be checked and must pass
  • Begin volunteer training

Please email/mail/fax your application to: volunteer@pal-o-mine.org

Pal-O-Mine Equestrian
829 Old Nichols Road
Islandia, NY 11749

Fax #: 631-348-1451

Please feel free to contact our Volunteer Coordinator with any questions about applying at volunteer@pal-o-mine.org. or call 631-348-1389

“There is nothing better than seeing the smiles on the faces of the children, many of whom have physical challenges, riding their favorite horse.”
Ellen, Volunteer

Volunteer Appreciation Video