“As a 17-year-old high school girl, I couldn’t love volunteering any more than I do. The environment is fun and the friends and mentor figures I have met have changed my life. Every time a child gets on a horse, the joy is great to see.  It’s safe and fun and rewarding coming and spending time at the farm. Ms. Sherri is an amazing woman and has true passion for the program. She is out here every Saturday morning with a positive attitude, ready to do her favorite thing. The farm and program is amazing. I love everything about it.”

     Erica Clapps

There are many opportunities to volunteer at Compassionate Friends.  

We are always in need of volunteers to sidewalk in our equine assisted program.  This involves walking beside the horse and rider and providing physical assistance.  We need three volunteers for most of our riders. Volunteers must be at least 13 years old.  No horse experience is necessary.

There are some volunteers who choose to do general farm chores such as painting fences, maintaining the fields, grooming the horses or cleaning stalls or tack. This volunteer time must be scheduled with Sherri Briggs, the program director and owner.

If volunteering at Compassionate Friends is something you would be interested in, please complete the volunteer forms and contact us to schedule your volunteer time.

If you have any questions, please feel free contact me.

Nancy Roswell - nroswell@cftrc.org


Step 1 - Download and Complete the following forms and return them to us:

Step 2 - Return all completed documentation to:

Compassionate Friends Therapeutic Riding Center

40 Cooper Tomlinson Road

Medford, NJ  08055

Phone: 609-320-5363

Fax: 609-953-4392

Email: sbriggs@cftrc.org 

Step 3 - Schedule your volunteer training


Our Volunteers are the “life line” of our program!  Volunteers are necessary for our students to ride safely therefore all of our Volunteers are trained to perform a variety of duties including side walking and leading.  To become a Compassionate Friend’s Volunteer please complete the following forms.  Join us for the riders, the horses, the exercise and the fun!