Our wonderful volunteers keep this little program running and we appreciate EVERYTHING you do to support us. If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out this form and we will find a job that fits your talents and works with your schedule.
What do Volunteers Do?
We always need help with horse care, feeding, and barn care.
Volunteers play an essential role in our adaptive riding lessons as sidewalkers and leaders. During our orientation training we will teach you how to handle the horse and help someone with a disability to ride safely.
We can’t teach these lessons without the proper backup provided by our volunteers. You play a part in their success. Most people don’t know what to expect when they come for their first adaptive riding lesson and the volunteers help them stay comfortable and confident. Their joy is infectious and we all get an amazing high from it!
It’s a great way to improve other people’s lives.
Volunteering with us is good for your career
Volunteering with us can be very beneficial for your career, especially if you’re interested in occupational therapy, physical therapy, behavioral therapy and veterinary care.
One of our volunteers in a college student who comes every week, rain or shine, to feed the horses. She is interested in doing social work. Kristin wrote he a letter of recommendation so that she can get a scholarship.
The skills that you gain here can be applied to your career, and we want to help you reach your goals.
One of the best things about volunteering at the Gifted Horse is you get free horsemanship lessons. You can be around horses and learn about them and you don’t have to pay for it. Every month we recognize a Volunteer of the Month, who is given a free riding lesson.
To complete your application as a Volunteer, download, print, and coplete the Volunteer Packet.