Volunteering is a wonderful way to get involved! LEAP offers a wide range of opportunities for individuals, groups, and businesses to become involved in a way that is most meaningful to them. Volunteers may commit to specific tasks on a weekly basis, for a short-term project, or to assist with an annual project. For more information on how to become a volunteer with LEAP, please contact our volunteer coordinator Caroline Wallace 281.546.1448 or  cwallace@leapinsc.org.

Volunteers are not paid –

not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless!

 

Horse lovers: muck stalls,clean the barn, fill and clean water troughs, feed, brush horses, bathe horses! We have horse lovers shifts every AM and PM.

Groundskeepers: facility maintenance and beautification; design landscaping; plant, weed, and water flower beds; repair fences; mow and weed eat

Advocates: market LEAP to businesses and individuals, speak at community meetings regarding the mission and services of LEAP, solicit private donations

Organizers: plan and implement fundraising events, participate in community awareness events

 *In addition to these suggested roles, we would be pleased to work with you to create a role that fits your talents, skills, and experiences in meeting LEAP’s mission.


Frequently Asked Questions

 Do I need to have knowledge of horses and horsemanship skills to volunteer at LEAP?
Yes and No. Yes if you would like to volunteer as a horse lover in the am or pm. No if you are interested in Grounds, Advocates or Organizers.

I am very afraid of horses, but I want to help LEAP.  Is there anything I can do that does not involve horses?
Yes!  LEAP volunteers assist with administrative tasks, maintaining the facilities and grounds, publicizing the program, fundraising, and participating in community awareness events.

Can I ride your horses?
Sorry, but no. LEAP's facility manager and owners are responsible for the daily training and exercise of the horses.

Does LEAP reimburse volunteers for transportation costs?
No, but expenses related to volunteer activities may be tax deductible. Contact your CPA or consult the IRS for further information.

 How do I get started volunteering at LEAP?
Call or email Caroline Wallace 281.546.1448 or  cwallace@leapinsc.org, schedule a training, and pick a shift. We look forward to getting to know you!



VOLUNTEER OF YEAR 2016 ~ Corrie McGovern of MCG Photography Corrie wears many hats for LEAP, from regularly volunteering, picking up extra shifts, coordinating Day of Caring Events and scheduling hoof trimming! She is our resident photographer and the keeper of our website! We are so grateful to have her as a part of our volunteer team and we cannot thank her enough for all she does! 

VOLUNTEER OF YEAR 2016 ~ Corrie McGovern of MCG Photography

Corrie wears many hats for LEAP, from regularly volunteering, picking up extra shifts, coordinating Day of Caring Events and scheduling hoof trimming! She is our resident photographer and the keeper of our website! We are so grateful to have her as a part of our volunteer team and we cannot thank her enough for all she does! 

VOLUNTEER OF YEAR 2015 ~ CAROLINE WALLACE As our volunteer coordinator, Caroline keeps our the volunteer schedule fluid, trains volunteers, herd fed, barn tidy, represents LEAP at the Johns Island Farmer market and regularly mowing the yards. She is the person who always goes above and beyond. THANK YOU Caroline! You are very appreciated by LEAP's humans and horses.

VOLUNTEER OF YEAR 2015 ~ CAROLINE WALLACE

As our volunteer coordinator, Caroline keeps our the volunteer schedule fluid, trains volunteers, herd fed, barn tidy, represents LEAP at the Johns Island Farmer market and regularly mowing the yards. She is the person who always goes above and beyond. THANK YOU Caroline! You are very appreciated by LEAP's humans and horses.

VOLUNTEER OF YEAR 2014 ~ ADAIR MCKOY OF BRIGGER HILL FARM What makes him the Super Volunteer? 100+ little things and a dozen huge offerings. Here are a few...Gets us seed in O'burg when he picks up his. Always full of innovative ideas and practical solutions to our needs. Time, equipment and expertise. Always willing to help. He has come to the rescue (aka tractor fixing) when he is five minutes away from leaving the farm for the day! THANK YOU!

VOLUNTEER OF YEAR 2014 ~ ADAIR MCKOY OF BRIGGER HILL FARM

What makes him the Super Volunteer? 100+ little things and a dozen huge offerings. Here are a few...Gets us seed in O'burg when he picks up his. Always full of innovative ideas and practical solutions to our needs. Time, equipment and expertise. Always willing to help. He has come to the rescue (aka tractor fixing) when he is five minutes away from leaving the farm for the day! THANK YOU!