Volunteers

Volunteering at Wilderwood

Volunteers are integral to the success of Wilderwood. We invite interested people who want to give back to the community and make a real difference in the lives of others to volunteer at Wilderwood. There are many options for volunteering at Wilderwood that can cater to all interests, backgrounds, abilities, and expertise, including:

Teaching Assistant
Equine Assistant
Facility Maintenance
Office/Admin Assistant
Special Project Assistant
Community Mentor
Volunteer Days

FOR VOLUNTEERS
Apply to become a Volunteer by clicking on the link! Training provided.
VOLUNTEER APPLICATION
or call or text (505) 459-9813

Our Volunteer Coordinator

We are very fortunate at Wilderwood to have the wonderful Lindsey Lopez as our Volunteer Coordinator. Lindsey works to coordinate the schedules and training of our volunteers, as well as taking a leading role in Wilderwood’s special events.

Lindsey is a mom of a sweet little horse loving gal and two pups. Currently she works as a Professional Development Consultant at the University of New Mexico’s Center for Development & Disability. She has an educational background in Occupational Therapy, Holistic Health, Religious Studies, Public Health, and Early Childhood Education. She currently holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health, is a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, a Certified Community Health Worker, and holds a Level II Infant Mental Health Endorsement. She has a background working as an Occupational Therapy provider within school based settings, Developmental Disability Waiver, Early Intervention, and working as a Center Director in a preschool setting of ages 0-5 years.

Lindsey enjoys giving back to the community in a variety of ways and in her spare time she enjoys hiking with her family and practicing Yoga. Her expertise is in building relationships, outreach, and as a lifelong learner. Among the many things about the fulfilling work at Wilderwood, she enjoys supporting the growth of this program to change the lives of so many within the community and beyond.

Lindsey Lopez, Wilderwood’s Volunteer Coordinator, with Odie.

We’d also like to send HUGE thanks to U.S. Eagle Federal Credit Union for their support of Volunteer Training at Wilderwood in 2021.

Managing the Mud!

Volunteer Day at Wilderwood! The last one for 2019. Making progress against the MUD!

Raised Gardens

Another successful Volunteer Day was held November 2, 2019 to help build the Raised Gardens. Pictures before and after posted on the Wilderwood blog to showcase the talents and much appreciated assistance of our amazing volunteers!

Mark the Arena, Round Pen, and Meditation Garden

A successful second Volunteer Day held August 31, 2019!

HUGE thank yous to Gene, Paul, Ethan, Peter, Waid, Waid Jr, Patsy, William, Karen, and David. We achieved nearly everything on our volunteer list! Meditation Garden

  • Meditation Garden
  • Line the arena with gabions
  • Panel the Round Yard
  • Put up the water tank and logo

Next Volunteer Day is in November! Watch our Facebook page for more details! In the meantime, take a look at the video below for all the action!

Move the Roundyard and Clean-Up Day

Wilderwood Equine Therapy and Rescue held its first Volunteer Days on Saturday, July 27.

Thank you to the amazing volunteers from Team Rubicon and Wells Fargo Bosque Farms for an incredibly productive day! We achieved so much. You are helping to make a difference and the dream of Wilderwood as a place of therapy and support for autistic adults become a reality.

A special thank you, too, for our wonderful new Board members, Jayme (and husband Joe) and Amanda. Your enthusiasm is contagious and your commitment to this cause is an amazing gift.

Next Volunteer Day, Mark the Arena and Clean-Up, is Saturday, August 31. Sign up to attend on our Wilderwood Facebook Events page!

Next Volunteer Day! Saturday, July 27, 2019

Move the Roundyard and Clean-Up Day!
9:00 to 12:00 noon

We need volunteers to help us move the roundyard to its new location and assist in starting clean-up as we prepare to take on our first students next July. Volunteers should bring gloves, hat, sunscreen, and wear sturdy shoes. We will provide cold, fresh water, a light lunch, and MANY thank yous!

Concrete Block Donation
Thank you Peralta Redimix Concrete!