Volunteers are essential to helping WindReach thrive. There are a wide variety of ways volunteers make a difference: by helping us care for the horses and petting zoo animals, garden maintenance and of course, working with our special needs participants. Our dedicated volunteers are instrumental in allowing WindReach achieve our mission and therapeutic goals.

WE NEED YOU TOO!
We are always looking for volunteers, to fill many different roles. Did you know that it can take up to three volunteers for one participant to ride in a therapeutic riding lesson? With as many as 240 lessons a month, that’s a lot of volunteers!

WHICH VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY AWAITS YOU?
Petting Zoo:
Do you love animals as much as we do? If so come lend a hand with feeding and caring for the animals in the petting zoo. Tilly (miniature horse) and Eeyore (our donkey) are the most famous, but we are positive you will enjoy meeting the sheep, rabbits, goats, guinea pigs and the cockatoo Cheesy.
Volunteers help us with feeding shifts, interaction, training and chores. We also have groups of children visiting the Petting Zoo for tours. Help us by volunteering to be a trained tour guide and share the animals with others.


Therapeutic Riding:
Whether you have a few show ribbons under your belt, or you have no prior knowledge of riding, there is a space for you to volunteer in the programme. Those without horse experience can help as side walkers while those who have experience can assist with general care, grooming, and be leaders in the lesson.

Adaptive Sports:
This programme promotes overall wellness and health by providing either recreational or competitive sports for individuals of all abilities. Volunteers play an important role with facilitating sessions and supporting participants. Whether it is archery or boccia, it is a wonderful opportunity to help and have fun.

The Gardens:
If you have a green thumb, this is right up your alley! WindReach’s horticultural therapy offers positive experiences to many participants of all ages and abilities. But sometimes we just can’t keep up. If you are able to help with watering or weeding, we would be grateful for the help.

Other Volunteer Opportunities:
There is always something to do at WindReach. Assisting with the Seniors, special event planning, database entry, maintenance, painting or carpentry work; the list is vast. Let us know what interests you and how you would like to volunteer.

WINDREACH VOLUNTEER PROCEDURE:
To become a volunteer:
1. Review our Vulnerable Persons Policy to which WindReach strictly adheres.
2. Complete an application form
3. Once your form has been received, WindReach will be in contact to arrange an interview
4. Complete a Bermuda Police Service Criminal Background Check

Volunteer training will be provided once the applicant has been accepted. Volunteers under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult during their volunteer hours.

Please click here for our pdf Student volunteer application (57 KB) and pdf Adult volunteer Application (141 KB) these can be submitted to our Volunteer Coordinator, Paige Eversley, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Or if you would like more information feel free to call Paige on 238-2469.