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Volunteer

The Volunteer Program at WindReach Farm is a unique program which offers a variety of volunteering opportunities.  Whether you are looking to develop new skills, connect with others, or maybe just love animals, there is something for you.

WindReach Farm is very fortunate to have so many dedicated volunteers who are ready and willing to support our service areas.  As a charitable organization, we have a relatively small staff and rely heavily upon the commitment of our volunteers.  WindReach Farm would simply not be able to meet its vision of inspiring, empowering, and changing lives, were it not for our volunteers.  More volunteers are always welcome.

 

Volunteer Spotlight

Read about our volunteers

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Adapted Sports
  • Administrative Duties
  • Adventure Leader
  • Animal Care
  • Bingo (at the Red Barn in Oshawa)
  • Booking Visits
  • Brand Ambassador
  • Community Work Days
  • Gardening
  • Grant Writing
  • Group Leader
  • Horticultural Therapy
  • Marketing
  • Program Support
  • Property Maintenance
  • Social Media/Website Maintenance
  • Special Events
  • Stables Maintenance
  • Therapeutic Riding Lessons
  • Winter Maintenance
  • Wool Processing

Commitment Required

Volunteers must be at least 14 years old and willing to commit to a minimum of 10 hours per month for at least a year. There are opportunities to volunteer weekday mornings, afternoons, Monday to Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings and afternoons.

Schedule

Volunteering days and times vary depending on the volunteering role. Evening and weekend opportunities are available in stable maintenance, therapeutic riding lessons, and Bingo. Daytime opportunities are available in all of the volunteer roles listed above.

To Register

All interested volunteers must register and attend a New Volunteer Orientation prior to volunteering. New Volunteer Orientation are on Wed. Mar. 11th from 5:45 – 7 pm; Tues. Apr. 21st from 5:45 – 8:30 pm – this includes a stables orientation; Wed. June 3rd from 5:45 – 7 pm.  Click here for flyer.

New Volunteer Orientations run between February and October.

For more information, or to register, please contact Kelly Taylor, Volunteer and Operations Manager at volunteering@windreachfarm.org or (905) 655-5827 x225.

 

Corporate Volunteering

Is your workplace looking to help out in the community and interested in doing some volunteer work? Consider helping out at WindReach Farm!

We have had many different work groups come to WindReach and help us with general clean up and farm chores, as well as help us prepare for any special events we have. There is no minimum number of participants and we have accommodated as many as 60 people.

A typical day runs from approximately 9 am – 3 pm and includes a welcome/overview, morning chores, lunch break and afternoon chores.

We do charge $10 per person which helps cover the cost of supplies we may need to purchase in order for your group to do their chores. It also helps cover our administration costs. Groups typically book a day in late spring, summer or fall to enjoy the outdoors at WindReach Farm.

If you are interested in hearing more about this, or to book a Corporate Work Day, please contact Kelly Taylor, Volunteer and Operations Manager at 905-655-5827 ext. 225 or kelly.taylor@windreachfarm.org.