Volunteers of the Month

SAFE is incredibly fortunate to have such amazing volunteers. Each month, we select an exceptional volunteer to honor as our Volunteer of the Month. We ask them to share their stories, including why they decided to start volunteering at SAFE and who their favorite SAFE horses are. It’s a unique insight into what its like to volunteer here. Click here if you’d like to learn more about our volunteer program.

February Volunteer of the Month: Blake Hart

February Volunteer of the Month: Blake Hart

Congratulations to our February Volunteer of the Month, Blake Hart! We feel so lucky that Blake is part of our community, where they have made caring for SAFE horses part of their regular weekend plans for the last year and a half! Blake is super busy between school…

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2023 Volunteer of the Year: Joan Yankis

2023 Volunteer of the Year: Joan Yankis

We’ll say it again and again, volunteers are the heart and soul of SAFE; without them we couldn’t do all that we do, for horses! In 2023 we had over 180 active volunteers who came together and shared their time, skills and hearts, all to better the lives of horses.…

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January Volunteer of the Month: Bill Conquergood!

January Volunteer of the Month: Bill Conquergood!

Congratulations to our January Volunteer of the Month, Bill Conquergood! Bill has been sharing his time, hard work and super friendly spirit for just over a year and a half! He is an AM Chore Volunteer Extraordinaire, showing up not only weekly on the Thursday morning…

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December Volunteer of the Month: Kirsten Lints

December Volunteer of the Month: Kirsten Lints

Congratulations to our December Volunteer of the Month, Kirsten Lints! Kirsten has been sharing her time, hard work and love with our horses for almost 3 years now! She started on a morning chore shift and moved into the role of Friday Barn Assist. As well, Kirsten is…

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November Volunteer of the Month: Cyndi McGarry

November Volunteer of the Month: Cyndi McGarry

Congratulations to our November Volunteer of the Month, Cyndi McGarry! Cyndi first joined us back in August of 2022, and has helped in just about every aspect of the farm since! From being on the Tuesday AM team, to her  Friday PM shift, and helping to feed our horses…

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October Volunteer of the Month: Jeanne Arredondo

October Volunteer of the Month: Jeanne Arredondo

Congratulations to our October Volunteer of the Month, Jeanne! We are extra lucky, and get to see Jeanne twice a week, as she is a Barn Assist on Wednesdays, and joins us for the AM chores on Thursdays; which she Co-Leads with another volunteer! Coming to the barn on…

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September Volunteer of the Month: Anne Chinn

September Volunteer of the Month: Anne Chinn

Congratulations to our September Volunteer of the Month, Anne Chinn! We are so lucky to have Anne around the farm each week, sharing her positive can do attitude and her kind, gentle smile.  Anne wears many hats here at SAFE, from helping out on a facilities shift, a…

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August Volunteer of the Month: Tracy Carrithers

August Volunteer of the Month: Tracy Carrithers

Congratulation to our August Volunteer of the Month, Tracy! We are so fortunate Tracy found SAFE, and agreed to start volunteering in one of the coldest, wettest and muddiest times of the year, January (2022)! Every Wednesday PM, Tracey greets us with their warm,…

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July Volunteer of the Month: Amy Quackenbush

July Volunteer of the Month: Amy Quackenbush

Congratulations to our July Volunteer of the Month, Amy! It’s a joy to have Amy at the barn, she always greets you with a smile and her passion for SAFE is infectious. She started out on the Thursday AM team, but quickly started filling in on her other “day off”…

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June Volunteer of the Month: Brandi Reyna

June Volunteer of the Month: Brandi Reyna

Congratulations to our June Volunteer of the Month, Brandi! We are very lucky to have the talented Brandi as a volunteer on the Wednesday AM team. Her reliability and consistency held the team together when it experienced a lot of understandable absences last winter.…

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May Volunteer of the Month

May Volunteer of the Month

We are oh so lucky Lara found SAFE! She has been a rockstar on the Sunday PM shift, stepping up as Shift Lead and then Barn Assist coming early to help with hay drop and turn in. Not only does she work a full time job and commit one of her weekend evenings to SAFE,…

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April Volunteer of the Month: Anne Healey

April Volunteer of the Month: Anne Healey

Anne started volunteering in July 2021 and has since become a solid rock on the Tuesday PM team. I don’t always have the pleasure of meeting each volunteer in person, but I remember hearing whisperings from Kaya about how awesome Anne was and she was right. Soon after…

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