Volunteer Opportunities
Providing equine-assisted activities and therapies to individuals with a wide range of physical, cognitive, and emotional challenges in Sublette County, WY.
 
Click below for the Volunteer Registration Form
 Please bring your completed form to the training session!
Volunteer Requirements:

All volunteers must be a minimum of 13 years of age.
Riding lesson volunteers must be able to run or jog in uneven, soft dirt.
Riding lesson volunteers must attend a Classroom and Barn Training Session to learn and practice safety procedures.

We are always looking for volunteers to help in other ways, too!  Please consider helping with the the following:

- event planning
- fundraising
- grant writing
- office work
- tack cleaning
- horse exercise & training
-arts & crafts
- photography & videography
- website design & social media

Volunteer Opportunities

So many of our adult volunteers express the fulfillment they receive by helping others in need.  There is nothing greater than being a part of the bond that horses and young riders form...seeing a rider smile sitting atop a back of a tall steed!  

Teen volunteers are amazing mentors and their leadership is an incredibly positive addition to our lesson program.  Our younger riders try so hard to impress their teen mentors! We ask that our teen volunteers be at a minimum age of 13.

Often times, teen volunteers are a critical point in their lives of needing to belong and having a purpose.  By helping the younger riders, they feel a sense of being needed and wanted.  They get a great deal of satisfaction out of being a mentor.  In come cases, intervention programs have recommended that specific teens be a part of our MESA's volunteer base, making the program beneficial and therapeutic for both the rider and volunteer!

2018 Adult Volunteer of the Year:
Teresa Sandner
Teresa has been a MESA lesson volunteer for 3 years assisting during all sessions throughout the year.   In 2017, Teresa was asked to join the MESA Board of Directors.  Not only has Teresa selflessly volunteered her time, resources, and assistance in our lessons on a weekly basis, but she has also been a huge help during the planning and implementation of all of MESA’s fundraising events for several years. 
Thank you!
2018 Teen Volunteer of the Year:
Molly Sullivan

Molly is 17 years old and a junior at Pinedale High School.  She has been a MESA volunteer since 2012 helping with lessons, exercising horses, helping screen potential MESA horses, flagging the poker rides, and helping at all major MESA events & activities. 

Molly has a retired thoroughbred race horse named Dodger  that she has trained and is now competing at US Eventing Association shows.  
Molly is 17 years old and a junior at Pinedale High School.  She has been a MESA volunteer since 2012 helping with lessons, exercising horses, helping screen potential MESA horses, flagging the poker rides, and helping at all major MESA events & activities. 

Molly has a retired thoroughbred race horse named Dodger  that she has trained and is now competing at US Eventing Association shows. 
Molly is 17 years old and a junior at Pinedale High School.  She has been a MESA volunteer since 2012 helping with lessons, exercising horses, helping screen potential MESA horses, flagging the poker rides, and helping at all major MESA events & activities. 

Molly has a retired thoroughbred race horse named Dodger  that she has trained and is now competing at US Eventing Association shows.  
Volunteer Trainings

All new volunteers must attend one classroom training and one barn training.

Existing volunteers must attend one barn training each year and watch the Online Training Video.

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Volunteer Classroom Training Dates:

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

March 12 (Tue)
BOCES Bldg, Pinedale

April 2 (Tue)
BOCES Bldg, Pinedale

April 4 (Thu)
Big Piney Library

May 28 (Tue)
Location, TBD

July 30 (Tue)
Pinedale

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Volunteer Barn Trainings (Mock Lesson Practice)

April 6 (Sat)
10 - noon
Sullivan's Arena, Boulder

April 12 (Fri)
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Sullivan's Arena, Boulder

May 29 (Wed)
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Sullivan's Arena, Boulder

July 30 (Tue)
TBD

2018 Big Piney Teen Volunteer of the Year:
Chandler Jones

Chandler and her family has been a big part of the MESA program since it’s inception.  Chandler has been a MESA volunteer when she wasn’t active with her school sports and activities.  Outside of the lesson setting, Chandler runs her own non-profit organization called Wild Riders.  Wild Riders has sponsored and assisted  MESA riders over the past 7 years with travel expenses to and from lessons, meal expenses during MESA fundraising events,  sponsoring Secret Santa gifts, and providing the MESA Poker Ride prizes.  MESA would like to thank Chandler for all of her help & support throughout the years.