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Our Volunteers

"I have volunteered at many places and Horse and Buddy is the only place I always say, “I get to volunteer today”! They truly value and appreciate the volunteers. Everyone is so nice. From the staff, riders, parents and volunteers, everyone seems to WANT to be there. "
Volunteer Survey 2022

Current Volunteers:  Click here if you need to login to Volgistics!  

 

New to Horse and Buddy? We are always in need of more wonderful, caring, giving volunteers!  Email today so we can place you on our list for the next training.  We LOVE our volunteers, and we know you will love Horse and Buddy.  

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Is there an age requirement to volunteer?

    • ​Yes, you must be at least 14 years old to volunteer.

  • ​Do I need to have experience with horses to volunteer?

    • ​No, you do not need to have horse experience to be trained as a sidewalker.  You do, however, need significant experience with horses to be trained as a leader.

  • ​What are the requirements to be trained as a leader?

    • Significant horse experience recommended

    • Knowledge of horse behavior on the ground

    • Ability to tack/untack independently

    • Ability to groom independently

    • Confident leading horses of all sizes 

    • Ability to handle emergency situations involving a horse

  • ​Is there a weekly/monthly time commitment to volunteer?

    • ​No, once you are trained you may sign up for volunteer opportunities when you have the time to share. 

  • ​Do I need to show proof of my vaccination status?

    • No, you do not need to show proof, but we strongly recommend that you are fully vaccinated for COVID.  Since we serve many individuals who are medically compromised, we ask for your cooperation with this recommendation.​​

  • Can I send my volunteer application in electronically?

    • Yes​

  • ​Will volunteering at Horse and Buddy require anything of me physically?

    • ​As a volunteer you will be walking on uneven ground in the arena, around the barn and on our trails.  You may sometimes be providing extra support to our riders who require it and may be asked to keep your arms up and extended for a period of time, assist with mounting an dismounting a rider, jogging during trotting and in some cases tacking and untacking the horses and assisting with barn chores ie: cleaning, raking, filling water buckets, etc.

If you would like to volunteer at Horse & Buddy please click here to download our volunteer packet and email us to be added to the list for the next volunteer training.

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