New Bolton Center Kennett Square, PA
Emergencies & Appointments:
Ryan Hospital Philadelphia, PA

For Our Foal Sitting Volunteers

For 30 years, New Bolton Center has invited volunteers to assist clinicians and staff in caring for mares and foals during the busy foaling season. These “foal sitters” are vital to the functioning of the NICU, making it possible to provide the highest quality of care to patients by ensuring there is enough help to deliver the labor-intensive treatment around the clock.

New Bolton Center currently enlists 100 “foal sitters", about half of them returning volunteers.

Thinking of signing up?

Read our fact sheets, which you can download:

Want to be a Foal Sitter?

For more information about the program, send an email to

New Bolton Center Foal Sitter Sign-up Form

Example: 123-456-7890
Example: 2016
If you live in an apartment, please make sure to include your apartment number.
Are you able to attend orientation on February 21, 2018?

Exampe: 555-555-5555

Foal Sitter Forms & Orientation 

If you are approved as a New Bolton Center foal sitter, you will need to fill out and return some forms, as well as attend Foal Sitters Orientation. If you are unable to attend Orientation, you are required to view the Orientation video.