Volunteer Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 14-years-old.
  • If above 18-years-old, must pass a background check.
  • Ability to sustain a brisk-walk for 30 minutes (with periods of running) on uneven terrain.
  • Ability to follow directions of program staff and/or instructors at all times.
  • Willingness to learn about horses and riding equipment used in program.
  • Ability to communicate diplomatically and enthusiastically with others.
  • Ability to commit to a defined period of time each week for lesson support.
  • Non-smoker, alcohol or drug use at facility

Lesson Volunteers

Volunteers are used in lessons to provide support to our participants as they grow as riders. Side-walkers work with the student, while horse leaders help to guide and direct our equines.  Additionally, lessons volunteers may support clients with prompting, communication support, mentorship and horsemanship.

Barn Volunteers

Caring for 17 horses is no easy task!  To ensure that our facility and horses have top-notch care, all volunteers support in the barn.  During a typical volunteer shift, you may clean stalls, sweep aisles, groom horses and tack them for lessons.  Those with horse experience may help feed, bring in or turn out horses and change blankets.

Farm Volunteers

Farm volunteers help with special projects including mowing fields, painting fences, minor facility repairs, dragging arenas and more. Volunteers help our farm stay beautiful and ready for service.