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Helping Horse

The Delaware Equine Council and the Delaware Equine Council Foundation are organizations made up entirely of volunteers. The more people who join us, the more we can do. We hold several events every year from trail rides to banquets, we could use help at any of them. Our monthly meetings require organization, setup, clean up, and officers to run them. Our new web site is currently managed by one volunteer; we have big dreams for what we can do there, but that will take more people to help. We hold seminars at some of our meetings; anyone with information is welcome to come and share.

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Help With Events

The DEC runs several events each year, large and small. We can always use help organizing, running, and promoting them. If you have a knack for organization or would just prefer to help clean up, we can always use your help. Below are lots of ideas. Let us know if there is anything that interests you.

  • Contacting potential sponsors (writing or telephone)
  • Planning and organizing
  • Setup, cleanup, manning the registration table - the manual labor
  • Designing and printing flyers
  • Distributing flyers
  • Cooking - manning the grill, etc.

Some of the bigger events we do: Member Appreciation Day, The DECF Scholarship Banquet, Autumn on the Brandywine Riding Event. These all take many people to help out. Smaller task, such as information tables at the state fair or partner organizations, require support too.

Check out our events page to see what we have scheduled

IT and Office Help Needed!

Our webmaster is a volunteer. He actually has a real, full-time job (not in computers). Creation and management of this site is a hobby. We, the DEC, would love to expand the capabilities of the site into lots of things: classified ads, riding meet-up pages, ways to connect our commercial and organizational members with everyone else, photo contests, make the directory interactive on-line, expand the newsletter, etc. To do that, he will need helpers. No programming experience will be needed. All you will need is a willingness to learn some new skills and access to a computer. Below are some of the areas you can volunteer.

  • Text authoring and editing. All these little descriptions and explanations - somebody has to write them.
  • Calendar maintenance and submission approval
  • Photo contest manager and photo editor (will train you how to size and edit photos)
  • Help build and manage the classifieds and meet-up sections
  • General data entry (membership, converting directory to web form, etc.)
  • Graphic design (will train): editing and working with ads for the newsletter, directory, and web
  • Lots more we have not thought of yet

Ongoing Responsibilities

If you really want to have an impact on where we are going, you can take on an ongoing responsibility! We are growing quickly and finding the need for many new positions. We also have several committees that need support. See below for where you can help

  • Become a Board Member: Director or Officer
  • Newsletter Committee
  • Membership Committee
  • Public Relations Committee
  • Scholarship Committee
  • Trails Committee
  • New Member Liaison
  • Member Database Specialist
  • New Member Packet Maintenance
  • Commercial/Organizational Member Liaison

Help Needed NOW

"Autumn on the Brandywine"

Our "Autumn on the Brandywine" Event was rescheduled to Saturday, November 3rd. due to inclement weather. The new date has left us a little short-handed. Contact Julie if you would like to lend a hand.

Event Details

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