Getting Involved

Volunteering at Faith Equestrian

Looking for a place to volunteer? Give back to your community while spending time with our amazing riders, horses, and close community of volunteers.


Making A Difference

Volunteers are vital to our program and we could not operate without our fabulous team! There are a wide range of opportunities to volunteer, whether you prefer being with the horses, the children, in the office or even helping us to bring in much needed funds. Volunteering can provide a great opportunity for you to learn new skills, meet new people and perhaps get a little bit of exercise, all while giving back to your community.

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photo of a volunteer walking along side a mounted rider at Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center


Types of Volunteers Needed

Up to nine volunteers are needed for each therapeutic/adaptive lesson.


Sidewalkers assist during therapeutic/adaptive lessons by helping the rider balance on the horse as well as in helping to keep the rider focused on the instructions being given by the instructor. Sidewalkers focus specifically on the riders and often bond with the riders they assist.


Horse Leaders assist during therapeutic/adaptive lessons by handling the horse and helping the rider to control the horse. This includes getting them groomed, tacked, and warmed up prior to the lesson. Volunteers will start out as a sidewalker, but can easily move up to a Horse Leader with time & experience.


Barn Chore Help is needed weekday mornings and afternoons in order to bring in/turn out horses, clean stalls, pick pastures, along with basic daily equine care (i.e. picking/cleaning feet & brushing).


**Lesson Assistance and Barn Chore Help must be 14 years of age and up.


There are many other ways to volunteer and use your talents! We would love to hear about your special skills in marketing/fundraising, joining the event committee, landscaping, photography, or videography. We also have a community outreach team which attends booths and various events.


If you are interested in any of these opportunities please fill out the interest form below!


volunteers assisting a rider at Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center

Steps to Volunteer

For Anyone Age 12 and Up


Ages 12 and older may volunteer as Barn Helpers with a parent.


At age 14, volunteers can begin assisting with lessons after attending a Volunteer Training.


For Anyone Age 18 and Up


At orientation, we will ask you to complete a background check if you are 18 or older. You can also send us a copy to if you have one through your employer. If you want to get a head start on the process, the link to complete a check is below and costs $10, just enter the package code: FF41bg.

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What physical ability is required to volunteer?

Volunteering at an equestrian therapeutic center is mildly physical. You must be able to walk at least 30-40 minutes and jog for short distances. However, if you are unable to participate in the program for physical reasons, there are many other ways to get involved!

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