Love Horses? Love Helping Others? Become a Volunteer.
There are several ways you can participate as a volunteer: donate your time or donate your talent if you already have experience with equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT).
Donate your time
- Work directly with the horses and clientele: Examples of how you will help: prepare a horse for use in the arena, assist a rider onto the horse, side walk to assure safety of the client during a session, and put the horse back into its barn home. Generally speaking, each rider needs a minimum of three volunteers directly involved with him or her, in addition to the instructor in charge of the session. You will receive training in advance of performing these duties so that you will be comfortable around the horses and ensure the safety of the rider. To volunteer for these activities, you will need to be available at the specific times of the equine therapy sessions.
- Help with growing and running the Center: Come at a mutually agreed time to clean tack, muck stalls, and perform general maintenance. There will also be occasional clerical or web-based tasks that you can help with.
If you would like to volunteer at Lichen Oaks Adaptive Riding Center, contact Melissa Abbey, Volunteer Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Donate your talent
If you are already familiar with horses and equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT), we would love to hear from you. You will provide a very valuable service by assisting during a therapy session and/or helping to train volunteers to be comfortable around horses.