(610) 489-3741   sebastianriding@verizon.net


July – Aug 2019
Summer Horse Camps! (Booked!)
All campers are registered and ready
for fun in the saddle!
Are you? Volunteers can click links below to help with camps!

Daily Volunteer Hours:

Monday: 9am – 7:30pm

Tuesday: 3pm – 7:30pm

Wednesday: 3pm – 7:30pm

Thursday: 11am – 7:30pm

Friday: 9am – 5pm

Saturday: 9am – 3pm

Sunday: 9am – 3pm

Be a part of our SRA Weekly Teams!

 New, Regular or Returning SRA Volunteer?

If you can commit 2 or 4 days a month, for a few hours, we have the opportunities

All seasons. Weekly or Every Other Week….and/or Summer Camps!

See bottom of this page for open volunteer opportunities. 

2015 Vol appreciation group pic

How do you get started?

Step 1: Print & complete Registration

       Step 1A: (if you are 18yrs old +) Provide a copy of your background Clearances 

Step 2: Schedule an Orientation (see dates below)

Step 3: Review Handbook

Step 4: START!

(see details of each step, below….) 

Friends enjoying Volunteer Appreciation Day in October

Friends enjoying Volunteer Appreciation Day in October.

Volunteers are the backbone of Sebastian’s program. Equine assisted learning and therapy is  extremely labor intensive and SRA depends largely on community and family volunteers to conduct safe and enjoyable lessons. Like our students, our helpers come in all shapes and sizes, with diverse backgrounds and experience. Under the supervision of SRA instructors, assistant instructors and volunteer captains, volunteers assist in lessons, care for program horses, and help with special events. Our volunteers build skills to help students groom and tack, lead a horse through a lesson, or walk alongside a horse and rider.

shannon_susanlaurapiaweb_052104Though many volunteers have previous experience with horses or working with people with disabilities, no experience is required. What we value most in our volunteers is dependability, the desire to learn and pitch in as part of a team. Sebastian volunteers must be a mature 13 years old and able to work with minimal supervision. Adult volunteers (18yrs old+) require Clearances. (see below). We ask that our volunteers select a day and time each week or every other week when they can come regularly and give us a couple of hours. Our regular volunteers get to know our students, our horses and staff, and become valuable members of our team.



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Register to Volunteer!

Step 1: If you are interested, please print out & complete our 2019 Volunteer Registration Form.

See bottom of this page for open volunteer opportunities. 

     Step 1A: Provide a copy of background Clearances for SRA records. Who needs clearances?  Beginning July 1, 2015, prospective adult volunteers must submit clearances prior to the commencement of service. Application must be filled out (online or by mail) by the person filing for clearance. For purposes of clearances, a child is an individual under 18 years of age. All prospective adult volunteers must submit the following clearances:

Criminal History Clearance from the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) https://epatch.state.pa.us/Home.jsp

Child Abuse History Clearance from the Department of Human Services (Child Abuse). https://www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis/public/home

Helpful Tips: Clearances for Volunteers are FREE of charge and valid for 5yrs • When completing the clearance applications, the process may indicate a social security number is optional. If you choose not to provide a social security number, please be aware it will take longer for your results to be completed. • For the PA Child Abuse Clearance, you may be asked for a Keystone ID#. The Keystone ID is a number you must create. It must be 6-10 characters in length and must include one (1) capital and one (1) number. Having a Keystone ID# helps keep track of your personal clearances & reprint.

If you need to obtain clearances,but have questions….contact Cyndi (sebastianvol@verizon.net)

It takes about (10min) to complete both online.

It is quick & simple and the least we can do to protect the children.

Step 2:  Schedule an Orientation to come out for a tour! Family welcome.

Schedule date/time by emailing Cyndi, sebastianvol@Verizon.net

Bring your clearances and a completed Volunteer Registration form.


2019 Volunteer Orientation (30-45 min): 

Only (1) Orientation is required.

1st Sunday of the month: @3:30pm

or 3rd Friday of the month: @6pm

January 6, January 18

February 3, February 15

March 3, March 15

April 7, April 19

May 5, May 17

June 2, June 21

July 7, July 19

August 4, August 16

September 1, September 20

October 6, October 18

November 3, November 15 

December 1, December 20

Only (1) Orientation is required.


When you start: Dress appropriately for the weather and hiking trails alongside horses and students.  And pack a snack bag & water bottle to keep in volunteer lounge. It takes a lot of energy to keep up with a day@SRA!

(tip: add dry socks into your bag in case you walk in the creek!)

Step 3: Meanwhile, you can review our Handbook to help you get started.  Everyday, we all help with a combination of Barn Chores, Horse Care and Sidewalking for Lessons. There are many tips in the handbook on volunteer positions here at SRA. You will also be working with our veteran volunteers to guide you and share good times with!

Step 4: Pick a start date! I will create a name badge for you and give you a login sheet to help keep track of the time you spend volunteering with SRA. Sign in & Sign out. 

2019 Volunteer Training (hour/half): 

(Pre-requisite: must have attended an Orientation)

No experience necessary. Person-power permitting, staff, seasoned volunteers & Captains provide on-the-job training during the sessions. Sign up for Group training sessions scheduled for :

2nd Friday of the month:@6pm-7:30

and/or 4th Sunday of the month:@3:30-5pm

January 11, January 27

February 8, February 24

March 8, March 24

April 12, April 28

May 10, May 26

June 14, June 23

July 12, July 28

August 9, August 25

September 13, September 22

October 11, October 27

November 8, November 24 

December 13, December 22 

Current volunteers invited to attend. RSVP required. Email: Sebastianvol@verizon.net

Volunteer Coordinator grabbing a bite at the end of Volunteer Rodeo!Volunteer Coordinator, Cyndi, grabbing a bite at the end of Volunteer Rodeo 2015! ~PC:Nicole Reggio  


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If you can commit 2 or 4 days a month, for a few hours, we have the opportunities

All seasons. Weekly or Every Other Week.

Flexible hours too.

Email: Sebastianvol@verizon.net

Text: 610-476-2373  Cyndi


Monday: 9am – 7:30pm

Tuesday: 3pm – 7:30pm

Wednesday: 3pm – 7:30pm

Thursday: 11am – 7:30pm

Friday: 9am – 5pm

Saturday: 9am – 2pm

Sunday: 9am – 3pm

plus Summer Riding Day Camps 

(Mon -Fri, 9am-2pm

Camp 1: July 8-12

Camp 2: July 22-26

Camp 3: August 5-9

You can help weekly or at our 2019 Summer Day Camps! 

Camp during the day, then regular lessons begin @3pm till...


Sub a Volunteer? or support makeup lessons? This is great for those that would love to help but only have a random day here & there. You can be a BIG help subbing for a volunteer when they are on vacation or have a game or a big date! Or help an Instructor with a make-up lesson. It’s a great way to float and meet all the teams. If interested contact: sebastianvol@verizon.net

Can’t come out to the farm?

You can still help! It takes a whole village to produce great Special Events,Fundraisers,Grants, Art projects, Clinics and more…..!