TSTRC would not be what it is without the incredible, dedicated volunteers we have.
What do volunteers do?
Volunteers make our therapeutic lessons possible!
Help with horses/barn work:
-Assist with feeding
-Assist with grooming
-Fill water troughs and light pasture maintenance
-Clean areas in barn
Help with lessons:
-Sidewalk with riders
-Assist instructor with activities/arena set-up
Why volunteer at TSTRC?
Being that we are a smaller facility, our volunteers, instructors and riders become a close-knit barn family. Volunteers become extremely important to our treatment process because the riders form a bond and trust with their regular volunteers. Our volunteers also get the experience of working with horses without the commitment of owning one.
How do I sign-up?
Contact us via phone or email to set up an appointment. We will conduct your orientation and schedule your volunteer times. During your volunteer times you will receive training to safely conduct your role as a volunteer.
What should I wear?
You will be working indoor/outdoors so dress appropriately for the weather. Closed toed shoes are REQUIRED (sneakers, boots, etc). Clothing must be appropriate for working in a therapeutic setting (i.e, no revealing clothes, suggestive slogans) and note that clothing may get stained.
What hours can I volunteer?
We generally need volunteers Monday-Friday 10am-8pm and Saturdays from 9am-1pm. We occasionally need volunteers outside of these times for feedings and events and announce those needs during lessons and on our facebook page. You are not required to volunteer for a certain amount of hours however we ask that you inform instructors how long you plan on volunteering so we can plan.
Can I ride the horses or work in exchange for ride time?
-We offer once monthly volunteer ride days when possible.
We do not have volunteers school horses or ride outside of volunteer ride days. Our horses work very hard and need to have their breaks, they are for our therapeutic riding lessons only.