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 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 will be trained in techniques proven to be the most effective in the therapeutic riding setting.
Volunteer Orientation for our 2020 Spring Session was held on Wednesday, March 11th at the farm. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we were only able to hold one of three Hands-On Training Sessions we had scheduled. When we have a new start date for Spring Session, we will reschedule remaining training sessions. We will also be accepting additional new lesson volunteers then as well.
We will be offering volunteer training again in June in preparation for our Fun with Horses Day Camps which are scheduled for the weeks of June 22 and July 6.
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!