For Our Current Volunteers!

This page is where you can find links to training videos, session sign ups, volunteer opportunities, past newsletters and more! Please continue to check this page if you need an update on anything happening around the farm!

August Rec Rides- Volunteers Needed!

We have THREE recreational rides scheduled in August!  Can you help?  Each rec ride is 90 minutes, with groups rotating between three stations, typically including therapeutic riding, grooming, and horse nutrition.  Here are the dates and times:


Wednesday, August 10, 10am-11:30am

Wednesday, August 17, 10am-11:30am

Wednesday, August 24, 10:30am-12pm


Please sign up by clicking the button below!


Horse Show Volunteers Needed!

Yellow Horse Shoes Cute Good Luck Card

Friday, September 2, Walworth County Fairgrounds


Volunteers are needed to help with our last benefit show of the year!  Jobs include manning the entrance gate, handing out ribbons, taking registration forms, etc.  If you can help, click the button below!

September Volunteer Work Days

Can you help us spruce up the facility?  We have several work days during the month of September to catch up on much-needed projects around the facility!  If you can help, click the button below to sign up!


Clearing fence lines

Wednesday, September 7 & 14, 8:30-1:00

(lunch will be provided)


Student Show Facility Clean Up

Thursday, September 15, 9:00-2:00

(lunch will be provided)


Fall Session Volunteer Sign Up!

Fall Session Graphic

September 26 - November 26


Classes offered:

Monday-Thursday, mornings and evenings

Friday and Saturday mornings


Fall Session is right around the corner!!  It's time to start planning now!  During this session, we will be welcoming back schools that we work with, many new clients, as well as returning clients!  If you can help, please sign up by clicking the button below.


*Only current, trained volunteers may sign up for this session.  If you are interested in volunteering, please visit our training page for more information.


New Training Module- HEARTS!

Did you know we need to have 19 volunteers assisting with HEARTS students during our Summer Session?? Wow!  Because we need so much support with this program, we thought it was the perfect time to create a new training module!  Please take some time to review this training.  We've even included videos of a SMILES student working through a HEARTS session.  We hope this is helpful to you!


Click the link below to get started!

Volunteer Training Videos

SMILES staff continues to create training videos for our volunteers. These videos cover skills such as horse handling and saddling, but also will demonstrate how to approach class props, how volunteers can help with mounting, etc. SMILES saves all of these videos on a YouTube channel specifically for our volunteers! Please click the link and subscribe, so that you never miss a new video!

Recent Training Videos

Volunteer Newsletters