... small (but huge) moments occur in every class. I can’t wait to see what our riders can achieve next!”
— a Therapeutic Riding, Inc. Volunteer
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Who can volunteer?

All volunteers must be at least 14 years old and capable of walking and jogging in sandy, uneven footing for up to 30 minutes at a time. Experience with horses or with persons with disabilities is not required for sidewalking. Leaders must have extensive experience handling horses on the ground. New volunteers must go through our orientation program prior to working with riders and horses. 


Volunteer Commitment

Arena Volunteers are scheduled by session, and we ask that volunteers commit to their riders each week, for the duration of the session that you sign up for. Our volunteers are essential—if you aren't present, our riders might not be able to ride. We do, of course, arrange subs for planned absences. The reward is great—you get to see your rider improve & grow each week! Our sessions for group therapeutic riding lessons are:

  • Early Bird Session (6 weeks)
    February – March

  • Spring/Summer Session (14 weeks) April – July

  • Fall Session (8 weeks)
    September – October

  • Holiday Session (5 weeks)
    November – December


Volunteer shifts

Arena Volunteers and Lesson Prep Volunteers can choose from these year-round shifts:

  • Mondays 6-9pm

  • Tuesdays 10am-12pm

  • Tuesdays 6-9pm

  • Wednesday 6-9pm

  • Thursdays 6-9pm

  • Saturdays 9am-11am

  • Saturdays 10am-12pm

  • Saturdays 11am-1pm

Or, we also have opportunities for seasonal programming:

  • Adult Ride & Groom Groups—Mondays from 10:15-11:30am

  • Pediatric Physical Therapy Groups—Wednesday mornings from 11am-12pm June-July

  • Summer Camp—Monday through Wednesday mornings from 9am-12pm
    first 2 weeks of August


How Do I Get Started?

  1. Fill out an Application

  2. Attend a New Volunteer Orientation

  3. Pass a background check

  4. Get your schedule

  5. Volunteer!

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