All Compassionate Friends Therapeutic Riding Center (CFTRC) visitors enter an area where photography, audio and video recording may occur.  By entering the CFTRC premises you consent to interview(s), photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for news, web casts, promotional purposes, telecasts, advertising, inclusion on websites, social media or any other purpose by CFTRC. Images, photos and/or videos may be used to promote CFTRC in the future, highlight CFTRC and exhibit the capabilities of CFTRC. You release CFTRC, its officers and volunteers and each and all persons involved from any liability connected with the taking, recording, digitizing, or publication and use of interviews, photographs, computer images, video and/or or sound recordings. By entering the CFTRC premises you waive all rights you may have to any claims for payment or royalties in connection with any use, exhibition, streaming, web casting, televising, or other publication of these materials, regardless of the purpose or sponsoring of such use, exhibiting, broadcasting, web casting, or other publication irrespective of whether a fee for admission or sponsorship is charged. You also waive any right to inspect or approve any photo, video, or audio recording taken by CFTRC or the person or entity designated to do so by CFTRC. You have been fully informed of your consent, waiver of liability and release before entering CFTRC. 

“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 student and providing physical assistance.  We need three volunteers for most of our students. 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 to contact us.

Nancy Roswell -


Step 1 - Download and complete the Volunteer Forms.

Step 2 - Contact Nancy Roswell to schedule your volunteer training.

​Step 3 - Bring your completed volunteer forms to your 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 students, the horses, the exercise and the fun!