Pony Caregiver - Weir River Farm

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The Trustees of Reservations, Southeast Region

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Opportunity Overview:
We are piloting a new pony program at Weir River Farm in Hingham: both Kiwi and Nutmeg would love to have you spend some time with them! Both our ponies would benefit from additional social interactions, exercise and grooming. If you have about 20-30 minutes to spare, this may be the perfect way to satisfy your 'pony’ fix. Orientation & training will be provided by staff.

The ideal candidate will have minimal experience with ponies. Minimum age: 18; volunteers under 18 years old will require adult supervision.

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Grooming ponies
  • Donning/doffing halters as needed
  • Walking ponies on lead within barnyard
  • Generally spoiling Kiwi & Nutmeg with attention
  • Logging volunteer hours
  • Ability to provide own transportation to the farm
  • Ability to walk on variable uneven surfaces in varying New England weather conditions
  • Minimal experience working with animals
  • Willingness to work with others as well as independently
  • Minimum age: 18; volunteers under 18 will require adult supervision

Time commitment:
Flexible availability but the ideal candidate will have some experience with ponies and can commit to a 20-30 minute shift weekly. Multiple days/times available; can accommodate 3-4 individual volunteers weekly.

Location: Weir River Farm, 140 Turkey Hill Lane, Hingham, MA 02043

For more information: Contact Eileen Small, Volunteer Resources Coordinator, esmall@thetrustees.org

To explore other volunteer opportunities or sign up as a team, visit our volunteer page at http://volunteer.thetrustees.org/

More about The Trustees
Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org.

The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

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About The Trustees of Reservations, Southeast Region


396 Moose Hill Street, Sharon, MA 02067, US

Mission Statement

The Trustees of Reservations preserve, for public use and enjoyment, properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value in Massachusetts.


Who We Are

We are more than 100,000 people like you who love the outdoors, who love the distinctive charms of New England, and who believe in celebrating and protecting them, for everyone, forever.

Together with our neighbors, we protect the distinct character of our communities and inspire a commitment to our special places. Our passion is to share with everyone the irreplaceable natural and cultural treasures we care for.

What We Do

We enjoy and care for more than 100 special places - nearly 25,000 acres - all around Massachusetts. And we are actively building an extended family of friends and neighbors across the state that can help in their different ways.

What We Are Up Against

Through more than 100 years of hard work and high standards, The Trustees have built a sterling reputation and a stunning physical legacy.

Today, the places we care about are going fast, and the forces undermining them, including climate change, are moving faster. We need to tap the wellspring of people’s joy - in their communities, their heritage, and the natural world - and mobilize a whole new generation to care.


We'll work with your schedule.


Weir River Farm140 Turkey Hill LaneHingham, MA 02043



  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Critical Thinking
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Organization
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building




  • Flexible availability but the ideal candidate will have some experience with ponies and can commit to a 20-30 minute shift weekly. Multiple days/times available; can accommodate 3-4 individual volunteers weekly.
  • Minimum age: 18. Volunteers under 18 will require adult supervision.

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