What would we do without our volunteers? As a local mission-driven, community-centered project, having 400 acres of agricultural land to work with has its perks, but the work required for proper upkeep, stewardship and maintenance is immense!
Thanks to our volunteers, we are able to maintain a beautiful and inclusive environment for all members of our community to visit and gain value from.
A large number of people in our community volunteer their time to help us with a wide variety of tasks. Whether building benches, cleaning barns, or making mobile paddocks; it all makes a positive impact at Madison Fields.
Volunteers often ask us how their efforts contribute to our vision. So today, we’re sharing how some of the volunteer projects this year have helped expand our ability to positively impact our community.
Department of General Services
On September 27th, Montgomery County’s Dept. of General Services came to volunteer at Madison Fields. They helped us care for our therapeutic horses, clean their paddocks, our barn ready for a community event, and even built a “mobile paddock.” This paddock is used to bring our minis to local students who visit for an Agricultural Education field trip day!
Last year, IQ Solutions made picnic tables that have since been utilized for a large number of events and activities at Madison Fields. On October 14th, we were happy to have IQ Solutions back to help us out with building benches to place around our farm.
These benches are now enjoyed by program participants and visitors to gather and socialize with one another. It’s also where a lot of creativity takes place, like painting pumpkins in the fall. IQ Solutions provides a great example for how local volunteers enable us to extend our efforts and help make Madison Fields a place where everyone is welcome, included, and valued just as they are.
Altogether, we are astonished by the amount of time and effort that our volunteers have put in this year! We’ve had over 500 volunteers contribute nearly 7,000 hours of work in 2019. We wholeheartedly believe that we all grow best when we are growing together.
Thanks again to our amazing volunteers!