Volunteer Opportunities

Quantum Leap Farm is always in need of the precious labor required to take care of our farm, horses and clients. As a volunteer, you are an important member of our team! Unfortunately, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic we are currently not taking new volunteers during our Phase 1 re-opening. We are working hard to limit potential exposure and ensure the safety of our participants, volunteer mentors and staff.

Please visit this page or our COVID-19 Updates page if you would like to check in on the status of our needs and what Phase we are in. OR contact Emily Westfall at Emily@QuantumLeapFarm.org

We hope to have our Volunteer Program fully functional and able to accept new volunteers in the near future! We hope to have you join our “Herd” soon – stay safe and healthy!

Here are a few things to know:

  • Horse experience is desired, but not required
  • Individuals and group volunteers welcome
  • You need to be at least 16 years old
  • This one’s important:
    We respect the right of confidentiality for all our clients and volunteers.  Our staff, volunteers, board members and anyone else providing services to Quantum Leap Farm must agree to keep confidential all medical, social, referral, personal and financial information regarding a client or another volunteer and his or her family.

Volunteer Positions

Leading Horsey

Guiding a specially trained horse before, during and after a rider is mounted, as directed by the riding instructor.  Volunteers undergo training to ensure their comfort and confidence in horse handling and leading prior to being assigned this duty.


Walking beside a rider who is mounted, helping to ensure his or her safety and security while in the saddle.  Sidewalkers are specially trained to avoid injury in the event of a fall or emergency dismount.  Generally, sidewalkers are not asked to walk in excess of two 50-minute sessions per morning and are given breaks between sessions.

Grooming and Tacking Up Horsey

Brushing and preparing the horse and riding equipment (tack) for a rider, and/or taking off tack and caring for the horse after a ride is completed.  Special training for this task is also provided.

Miscellaneous Duties

Barn chores, greeting riders and their companions, preparing riders, tidying up, offering drinks, feeding horses and other animals, etc.

Volunteer Schedule:


All day

  • Barn maintenance
  • Horse care
  • Administrative tasks

Tuesdays through Saturdays


  • Barn maintenance
  • Leading and Sidewalking
  • Grooming and tacking
  • Administrative tasks


  • Barn maintenance
  • Horse care


All day

  • Barn maintenance
  • Horse care