You Will Make a Difference

At the Barn: TRI is always looking for volunteers to help our students in class. These positions play a key role in allowing our students to achieve their goals and put a smile on their face. Volunteers do not need to have any horse experience and must be at least 14 years old. Anyone who wants to side help must be at least 5’4″ tall in order to properly help our students in classes. To learn more about becoming a Side Helper or Horse Leader click here!

Another opportunity we have in the barn is to help with barn chores in the mornings! We are always in need of people to help Monday through Sunday with stall cleaning, sweeping and other barn chores. If you are interested in being a part of our morning chore crew, please let Sam know at

On a Committee: Do you have strengths that you believe could benefit a TRI committee? Find out more about joining a committee here!

In the Office: For those who are unable to help at the barn but are still looking to make a difference at TRI, our staff is always in need of some extra hands at the office! We are always looking for volunteers that are interested in helping with data input, research, and mailings. If this sounds like something you would be interested in, please contact Sam at!

Ready to Get Involved?

Upcoming New Volunteer Orientations:

February 22nd, 2020 from 10am – 12pm

Please RSVP to Sam at 937-619-7577 or to make sure you secure a spot in the training, as they fill up quickly and we do have a maximum capacity!

Volunteer Forms:

2020 TRI Volunteer Application

All TRI Volunteers are asked to review the following document each year. It provides valuable information for everyone who volunteers with our students. Thank you to all of our volunteers for providing our students with an experience that brings a smile to their face. These smiles live on in our hearts forever.

Volunteer Handbook

If you are a new volunteer to TRI, please take a moment to review the following powerpoint presentation. This will allow you to get a good overview of what being a TRI volunteer is like before you arrive at the barn for your first time.

TRI Volunteer Powerpoint

Volunteer With Your Group!

Sign up with a group for a day at the farm and your day will be well spent. At the end of the day, you and your friends will go home knowing that you have made a difference. TRI has plenty of opportunities for groups, so please reach out and find out where you can help! The minimum age for all TRI Volunteers is 14. All group volunteer activities must be scheduled at times when TRI programming is not in session. Please contact Sam at with a few possible dates. Friday is the best option.

Typical activities include:

  • Painting or Facility Maintenance
  • Special Event Set Up
  • Special Projects

Congratulations to our 2019 Volunteer Group of the Year –

Air Force Cadets!

Volunteer Workshops

Thank you to Mr. Scott Henry of Washington Township Fire Dept. for providing great CPR/First Aid trainings to our volunteers this May!

 In 2019, we will continue offering workshops to all of our volunteers. Not every volunteer that comes to our farm has experience with horses, but we know that some of you want to learn! In addition to the opportunities to learn more about the horses, we’ll also be offering workshops that will build the volunteer’s skills to help their students.  At TRI, we are committed to improving the skills of our invaluable volunteer corp. We hope you’ll join us.

Is there something you would like to learn more about? Let us know and we’ll do our best to get it on the calendar in 2019.

2019 Volunteer Cookout