Volunteer AT M&M Acres
Our volunteers are the heart of M&M. M&M relies on the hard work of volunteers and their dedicated contributions to the well-being of our animals. No matter if you spend every spare minute, one day a week, or one day a month with us, we greatly appreciate it!
We need regular, reliable weekday and weekend volunteers to help with barn chores (feeding, watering, mucking stalls and paddocks, unloading hay and feed, and more!). Additionally, we need volunteers to assist at our fundraising events.
Orientations for volunteers are mandatory. Please make sure to wear appropriate attire (i.e. muck/rain/work boots, work gloves, and clothes you don't mind getting wet and/or dirty). Closed toe shoes and long pants are required. Boots are highly recommended.
Volunteer Orientation Sessions are posted on our Facebook page.
If you decide to volunteer with us, please keep in mind that you do so at your own risk. Every volunteer is required to sign a release form before working on the farm. For volunteers under the age of 18 years, this form needs to be signed by a parent or legal guardian. All activities involving horses, or any other animal, have risks. There are posted signs in the barn and arena which also remind volunteers and visitors that Illinois State Law protects operators, owners, trainers, promoters and others from liability for injuries or illnesses that result from an equine's behavior or health.
Would you like to volunteer at M&M?
For information on upcoming events and volunteer activities, please follow the M&M Acres Volunteer’s Page on Facebook. You will be asked a few questions prior to gaining access to the group. Information regarding the courses listed below are available through this Facebook page.
Before volunteering, you will be required to attend Volunteer Orientation. Completing this orientation will allow you to help onsite with daily barn chores and events.
To become a horse handler, you will be required to completed Horse Care 101. This course is $60 but the class is limited to 10 people for 3 hours with an experience horse trainer, allowing for individualized attention to ensure participant safety.
To become a feeder, you will be required to attend Feed Training. You will cover haying, graining, and supplementation. We need volunteer help with feeding seven days a week, in the morning and evening.
*Please be patient regarding response time - all individuals at M&M are volunteers!