Kelsey Creek Equine Volunteers (Returning)
Participants can register online at myparksandrecreation.com. Registration will begin in mid-March.
Number of Positions: Varies
Hours: 8 am -4:30 pm
Department: Parks & Community Services
Season: Summer, plus special events. No program during fall and winter.
Job site: Kelsey Creek Farm Park, 410 130th Place SE
Length of commitment: Minimum of 12 days
Training required/provided: training on Saturday, June 15 from 10am-noon
Position reports to: Pam Myers
Work environment: Farm/Outdoors
Criminal Background Check required: Yes
Fee: $10 Resident/$15 Non-Resident
All volunteers will be required to complete a Criminal Background Check and provide their Social Security number. Limit - one session per participant for either the Farm, Art, Equine or Log Cabin summer volunteer program. Please choose only one volunteer program per participant.
Sessions (Each session is 2 weeks):
84651, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Mon-Thurs, Jul 7-17
84652, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Mon-Thurs, Jul 21-31
84653, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Mon-Thurs, Aug 4-7
- Volunteer Duties and Responsibilities
- Volunteers facilitate the partnership between student and horse. They are responsible for ensuring the camper has a fun, safe, learning experience.
- Volunteers talk to and involve the students, making their class experience fun!
- Volunteers assist with the set-up and take down of pony classes, trail course, and crafts.
- Volunteers complete assigned jobs and tasks promptly and enthusiastically.
- Volunteers are teachers and students! They improve their own skills and abilities by asking questions and actively participating in class and training. They share their knowledge and help others improve their equine partnership.
- Must have volunteered in the equine program in the past
- Must attend training orientation on Saturday, June 18th @ 10am-2pm (dress appropriately and bring lunch or snacks)
- Have an interest in horse care and farm activities
- Energy and ability to deal with the physical challenges of an equine program
- Capability to multi-task
- Ability to communicate and work well with others
- Willingness to work hard
- Ability to learn new tasks and information
- Tolerance to work in all sorts of weather
- Must be able to volunteer a minimum of 12 days
• Learn techniques of "natural horsemanship."
• Learn about care and management of horses and the daily activities on a working farm.
• Preparation for future employment
• Education about the community and Kelsey Creek Farm
• Sense of responsibility
• School credit for community service
All volunteers are required to wear:
- A volunteer T-shirt (will be provided)
- Proper attire for farm environment
- Closed-toed shoes; no sandals
NOTE: Due to program popularity, participants my only sign up for only one of the following Kelsey Creek Farm programs: Farm volunteer, Equine volunteer or Art Day Camp Assistant
It is the policy of the City of Bellevue Parks & Community Services Department to provide volunteer opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, marital status, sexual preference and/or disability.