"Spending time with the horses was a time of self-care and spiritual renewal for me.  Alone with the animals I was able to take a step back from my busy life...Each time I exercise a horse or clean a stall or tidy a barn, I know that my actions make possible the powerful healing and growth that takes place in the counseling and community ministries of the farm...I have certainly been blessed by this ministry through my work as a volunteer."   -Lindsay Gray

We are able to accomplish great things at Lantern Lane because of our wonderful volunteers.  Without our volunteers, we would be just another counseling center; just another farm. From the beginning, Lantern Lane has relied on their skills, dedication, and generosity to help keep the farm the peaceful oasis that it is.  From keeping our flower beds beautiful to helping kids learn how to make jam, from designing newsletters to grooming horses, we have a place you can serve.  Volunteers come to us as individuals, families or members of school organizations, churches, synagogues, civic and social organizations, and corporations. There is no minimum time requirement for volunteering.  Whether you can help for one hour, one day a week, once a month; whether it's once a week onsite at the farm, or as needed working from home.  We are thankful for any time that you can spare to help us in our mission of creating a safe place.  


Below are some suggestions on ways you can help.  Don't see exactly what your are looking for? Contact us and let us know how you would like to serve.


As an Individual...

  • Champions: Have a passion? Why not become the "champion" for that area of need at Lantern Lane Farm? Responsibilities would include serving as point-of-contact for that area's volunteers and assisting/training new volunteers.  


  • Team Volunteers: Only have an hour a week? Or maybe just one day a month? Whatever you can spare, we are glad to have you! Just give us a call and let us know when you are available, and we will help you find an area that you can help with that day. 


  • Urgent Need Team: Join our Urgent Need Team and we will contact you when we have an urgent volunteer need arise.  For example, a push to ensure construction projects end on time could result in a call to volunteers for help meeting the deadline.  Note: Being placed on the list does not obligate you to volunteer.  You are simply made aware of opportunities as they come up.


As a Business/Group...

  • Work Day: Contact us and set up a work day for your group.  Depending on your group, we can coordinate with you according to your skill sets.  We can even arrange a family friendly volunteer opportunity.  


  • Team Volunteer: As a group, commit to a regular schedule of service where you send one person from your group at a designated date/time to assist.   


  • Sodexo: Work the concession booth at the next Vanderbilt game.  Not only will you be helping a great cause, you will get to enjoy some sports at the same time! 


Volunteer Areas of Need

  • Maintenance
  • Gardening and Landscaping
  • Technology/Social Media
  • Animal Care
  • Special Events
  • Fundraising 
  • Administration/Office Support
  • Prayer 
  • Hands on Heritage
  • Sodexo (food services at Vanderbilt)
  • Marketing
  • Grant Writing

Volunteer Contact List for Urgent Needs

Sometimes, we have immediate/urgent needs.  When this happens, we will reach out to our list of Urgent Need Volunteers for help.  Urgent needs could be anything from loading/unloading hay before day's end to filling in for a sick team member at an event.  Agreeing to be on the contact list does not, in any way, obligate you to assist in our need.  You are simply agreeing to be contacted, at which time you can decide if it is something you can help with.  We promise that we will not share your information with any third-party nor will we send you unnecessary emails. 


If you are interested in being placed on our Urgent Need Volunteer list, please submit the form below.  Be sure to check the box for "urgent need volunteer list."

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Contact Us:


(615) 973-5454



(615) 220-0051


Log Cabin (Main Counseling Offices):

1901 Logue Road Mount Juliet, TN 37122


Farm Location:

6201 Corinth Road Mount Juliet, TN 37122




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