Volunteers are the heart of therapeutic riding programs! We could not provide services without you!
Lesson volunteers can be either horse leaders or side walkers. Leaders must have horse experience, but it is not required of side walkers who are responsible for the student. Lesson volunteers must be at least 14 years of age. For camp, we also have volunteers who help with the daily art activities.
All new lesson volunteers for spring and fall sessions must attend a two-part volunteer training, the first of which is introductory and informational, and the second, one week or so later, is practical and hands-on. Horse leaders may be asked to attend an additional training session focused on techniques proven to be the most effective in the therapeutic riding setting.
Our half-day Fun with Horses Day Camp will be held the week of June 27th. Volunteer Orientation is scheduled for Monday, June 20th at 9:00 am at the farm. Horse leaders will need to attend a special Hands-On Training which will be offered several days later. Download flyer here: https://blueridgecenter.files.wordpress.com/2020/11/flyer-vol-needed-spring-2021.docx
If the session has already started and you are interested in volunteering to help with lessons, please contact us and we will work with you to get you trained.
Volunteers are also needed throughout the year to assist with horse and barn care, as well as with fundraising, public relations and other administrative activities.
Contact us if you’d like to join our team of volunteers!