Be a Freedom Farm Volunteer!
Do you have 1 hour a week to spend with a child who's smile will melt your heart? Each rider needs 3 volunteers: 2 sidewalkers and 1 leader. A sidewalker walks on each side of the rider while they are on the horse. A leader is the person handling the horse. Our lessons run from April through October: 3 sessions - Spring, Summer & Fall. You can volunteer for all sessions or just one.
Every Freedom Farm Volunteer needs to attend one annual training and complete annual Volunteer Forms. Training sessions last 2 hours and the forms can be downloaded below. Freedom Farm volunteers usually sign up for 1 or 2 hours per week, but this varies per session.
Volunteer in 2013!
- Monday, June 3 5:00 pm
- Tuesday, June 4 9:00 am
- Tuesday, June 4 4:00 pm
Freedom Farm is looking for:
Leaders ~ volunteers who have horse experience
Sidewalkers ~ NO horse experience necessary
Register by calling or emailing Freedom Farm, download 2013 Volunteer Forms below, complete and bring with you to the Volunteer Training. Wear long pants and sturdy shoes, it will be cool in the arena.
For more information, call or email us with questions AND TO REGISTER!
Freedom Farm at 952-955-2505 or firstname.lastname@example.org
2012 Volunteer Appreciation Dinner
Freedom Farm is blessed with the most amazing volunteers and we had a great time honoring those who attended the Volunteer Appreciation Dinner November 8th.
A special thank you to Helen Mason, Shelly Olson, and Susanne Derner (Freedom Farm Rider Mom's) who helped serve the dinner, Samantha Fake for baking delicious apple and pumpkin pies and to Sue and Amy who put in extra effort to make it a beautiful evening.
This has always been a very special night acknowledging many outstanding individuals who have given so much of thier time and love to Freedom Farm throughout the year. Because of these volunteers we have a program that is very successful.
I enjoy giving individual personal awards to the volunteers. God is so good! Susie Bjorklund
2012 Volunteer of the Year: Nikki Rischmiller
2012 Horse Handler of the Year: Corrie Stevens
5 Year Volunteer's: Kurt Rischmiller, Jim & Janith Jacobson, Cindi Koopmeiners, Corrie Stevens, Jessie Salonek & Patti Peterson
Dinner was served by Rider moms: Helen Mason, Shelly Olson & Susanne Derner
2012 Special Awards:
Team of the Year: Lori & Amanda Maus
My Hero: Ashley Simenson
Behind the Scene: Sandee Gould, Nikki Rischmiller, Tatyanna Bonk, Rebecca Groninga, Corrie & Charissa Stevens
Spreading the Word: Paula LaVigne, Paul & Terry Snetting, Nathan & Stephanie Keim
Reaching Out: Maureen McLearen, Crissy Oestreich, Judy Crew
Volunteer Extraordinaires: Brian & P.J. Frauendienst, Kurt Rischmiller
Cool, Calm, & Collected: Jessie Salonek
Sharing her Gift: Debi Ylitalo
Big Heart: Jim & Janith Jacobson
Freedom: Darlene Hibbs
Above & Beyond: Kurt Rischmiller
On Call Extraordinaire: Lucy Bates, Tom Quirk, Pat Johanning, Jim Jacobson, Corrie & Charissa Stevens
I Saw a Child: Lib Larson, Brynn Caslavka, Bill Eckblad, Barb Fleischman, Tom Quirk, Vicki Weber, Kathy McMahon
Special Families: Wandersee, Oestreich & Rischmiller