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!


Click the links below to take you directly to one of our

current volunteer opportunities!

2023 Class Session Schedule

The calendar has been solidified for the 2023 program year!  One big change we are making is moving to 8-week sessions instead of 9-week.  This will allow more time for fundraising events, volunteer trainings, continuing education workshops, and more!  Please mark our session dates on your calendars:


Winter Session:  January 9 - March 4

Spring Session: April 1 - May 26 *session begins on a Saturday

Summer Session:  July 3 - August 26

Fall Session:  September 25 - November 18

Santa Cause Fundraiser for SMILES


Support SMILES through Santa Cause!


The 2022 Santa Cause Tree Festival begins soon!  SMILES' "Great Outdoors" themed tree and raffle prizes are valued at almost $8,300!  Raffle tickets are for sale in the SMILES office.  $20 for 10 tickets (one sheet) or six sheets for $100 (buy five sheets, get one free).

The Tree Festival is free admission and open to the public.  If you want to take the Santa Cruise on Lake Geneva Cruise Line, a fee does apply.  CLICK HERE for the Santa Cruise pricing and schedule, running November 25 0 December 30.  Both events are held in the Winter Harbor/Gage Marine in Williams Bay, WI. Thank you for supporting SMILES in this unique fundraiser!

Volunteer Holiday Party- Save the Date!

Sunday, December 11, 2022


Winter Harbor/Tree Festival Building

Gage Marine

1 Liechty Drive, Williams Bay, WI


Invitations for the holiday party are being sent in the mail this week!  Please RSVP no later than December 1 to or by calling (262) 882-3470, option 1 for volunteers.

Holiday Part Save the Date

New Training Module- HEARTS!

Did you know we need to have 23 volunteers assisting with HEARTS students during our Fall 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