You Can Make a Difference

At the Barn: TRI is always looking for volunteers to help our students in class. These positions have a key role in allowing our students to achieve their goals and put a smile on their face. To learn more about becoming a Side Helper, Horse Leader, or Exercise Rider click here!

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 Side Helper Trainings:

February 27th 5:45-8pm

May 29th 5:45-8pm

August 28th 5:45-8pm


Volunteer Forms:

2018 TRI Volunteer Application

Volunteers must also turn in the appropriate FineLine Stables Liability Form from below:

FineLine Liability Form – Adult

FineLine Liablity – Minor

2018 Horse Buddies and Volunteer Lesson Forms

*Reminder that you must have been an active volunteer in 2017 to participate!

2018 Horse Buddies

2018 Volunteer Lessons


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.

2017 TRI Volunteer Manual

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. You will also very likely leave with a new nickname, a new found appreciation for the co-worker that you formerly couldn’t stand, and lots and lots of laughs. 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 GE for being our 2016 Corporate Volunteer Group of the Year!

2017 Corporate Volunteer Group from Teradata, who rebuilt TRI’s PVC stands to use for games in classes

Volunteer Workshops

Thank you to Montgomery County ADAMHS Board and Tom Pompei for providing quality workshops for our volunteers in 2017!

 In 2018, 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 Side Helpers 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!

Our first workshop of the year will be our 2018 Volunteer Kick-Off held on March 3, 2018 from 2-4pm at our barn in Springboro!  RSVP to Sam at if you are interested in attending!

Stay tuned for more information upcoming workshops for 2018!

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 2018.

2016 Volunteer Workshop provided by Tom Pompei, Two Star Parelli Instructor