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

-Mother Teresa

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Must be at least 16 years of age
  • Must attend a volunteer orientation
    • Orientations are held every other month
    • Call for dates and to register
  • You must complete at least 8 hours of training after attending an orientation, and fill out required paperwork
  • All volunteers are subject to a background check and references will be contacted
  • All volunteers must be prepared to commit to work a minimum of 4 hours per week
  • Must be able to lift 20 pounds and walk in sand for a minimum of one hour without a break

Volunteers are the backbone of Pal-O-Mine. Our mission would not be fulfilled if not for the dedication of our volunteer force. Our work would not be possible without the efforts of our dynamic and unique 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.

Some ways you may volunteer are:

  • Work directly with our children and adults in lessons
  • Work with our therapy horses and farm animals actively taking on barn chores
  • Participate in our events all year-round and/or sit on our Event Committee
  • Help with our property enhancement and landscaping
  • Clean our office, volunteer lounge, bathrooms and classroom

Please mail or fax paperwork to:

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

Fax #: 631-348-1451
Attn: Andrea Casey

Please feel free to contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Andrea Casey, with any questions about applying at or call 631-348-1389