- Birthday Parties
Volunteers are a major asset to our non-profit organization. They share in the everyday tasks and operations, helping us to continue providing services free of charge. If you’re interested, fill out our Volunteer Application, and mail it in or drop it by in person. All volunteers are screened through an interview process and are subject to a background investigation.
This volunteer position requires extensive horse experience, strong dedication, reliability, and a caring attitude towards children. Volunteer instructors hold as much responsibility as our paid staff. They receive continuous SpiritHorse training in our specific methods before, during, and after each session. Our current volunteer instructors have made strong commitments to SpiritHorse and remain a vital part of our program.
In each riders’ curriculum, we require at least one parent to be a safety sidewalker. Some instances require an additional sidewalker, either because of the parents' or child’s physical abilities. First and foremost, a sidewalker's responsibility is for the rider's safety. They walk right beside the rider's ankle using the holds that the instructor has prescribed. They become an advisor to the instructor when it comes to communication with and understanding the rider. They also assist in mounting/dismounting. Please remember to wear comfortable walking shoes and bring water to stay hydrated.
Administrative Assistance Tasks