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.

June Volunteer of the Month: Ellen Weisberg

June Volunteer of the Month: Ellen Weisberg 

Congratulations to Ellen Weisberg, our June Volunteer of the Month! Ellen has been helping care for the horses of SAFE for just shy of a year, and we couldn’t be more thankful that she is part of our community. Ellen started on our Thursday AM chore team, and not only…

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May Volunteer of the Month: Vanessa Bassett

May Volunteer of the Month: Vanessa Bassett 

Congratulations to our May Volunteer of the Month, Vanessa Bassett! Vanessa began volunteering at SAFE in October 2022, just as the cold, rainy, and muddy season started. Since then, she has been a ray of sunshine on cloudy days here at the farm. Vanessa is a…

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April Volunteer of the Month: Laia Solsona-Holmes

April Volunteer of the Month: Laia Solsona-Holmes 

Congratulations to our April Volunteer of the Month, Laia Solsona-Holmes! We are incredibly fortunate to have had Laia join SAFE way back in September of 2021. Since then, she has been a standout member of the Thursday AM chore team, consistently demonstrating her…

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March Volunteer of the Month: Amelia Savage

March Volunteer of the Month: Amelia Savage 

Congratulations to Amelia Savage, our March Volunteer of the Month! Since 2019, Amelia has dedicated her time and compassion to SAFE, and she has taken on a very special role within our Safe at Home: Community Assistance program, specifically the Serenity Fund (Humane…

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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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