Interested in Volunteering? - Contact us today

Thank you for your offer to Volunteer!

Requirements before you may volunteer are:

  • Attend a volunteer training the first Sunday of the month from 1:00 - 4:00pm.
  • Volunteers must have reached their 13th birthday.
  • Volunteers 18 and older must have their PA State & Child Abuse clearance to attend Volunteer Training.
  • All volunteers must be prepared to commit to a minimum of a 2 hour shift, lift 25 pounds and walk two - four 30 minute shifts.

To attend a training please pre-register by sending a note to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the office at 610.644.1963.

PA State requires volunteers 18 years of age or older hold a PA State and Child Abuse Report.

Volunteers at Thorncroft

Volunteers are the life-blood of Thorncroft; this work would simply not be possible without the efforts of those who give of their own hearts and spirit.

Cooperation. Respect. Love.
400 Volunteers
350 Weekly Riders
Over 30 Horses
Over 30 Staff Members
1 Goal

Accomplishing our goal of improving the lives of those with special needs is made possible only through the generosity and devotion of our volunteers. At Thorncroft, our volunteers give much more than their time…they give their friendship, their compassion: in a word, themselves.


Our lesson volunteers assist with weekly lessons by grooming and tacking horses before the lesson, leading the horse or side aiding for a student during the lesson, and putting the horse away after the lesson. These volunteers commit to the same day and time every week in order to establish relationships and teamwork between the rider, the instructor and the horse. No horse experience? No problem. We teach our volunteers to work with horses and students. Fill out an application here. (please note that our age requirement for lesson volunteers is 13)

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