Outdoor Education, Nature-based and Equine Therapy!


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


196 Old Stagecoach LnStatesville, NC 28625


Are you looking for a unique volunteer opportunity? Do you love animals, nature and working outdoors?

Located on 524 acres in Statesville, North Carolina, the Discovery Trail at Rocky Creek is an equine-accessible, multi-dimensional outdoor sensory experience intended to set an example as a best-in-class facility for experiential therapy and learning.

The generosity of volunteers allows us to elevate the care of our facility and animals; and implement, create and grow our educational and therapeutic programs. We are in search of individuals and groups who are interested in volunteering regularly or for full-day outings.

Volunteer activities may include but are not limited to: Trail Work [clean-up, development, blazing] * Trail Guide [when guests and clients are on-site] * Sensory Station and Habitat Development * Gardening * Construction/Repairs and Painting * Hay Production * Horse + Animal Care * Art Installations * Special Events * Community Outreach and Marketing * Promotion and Fundraising * Working with Therapeutic or EFL Clients [*requires additional training]

If you are unable to join us on The Discovery Trail for ongoing or on-site volunteer days, there are several fun and creative projects you and your school, scout, spiritual or business organization can do from home!

Build PlayHives * Create Sensory Bottles, Boxes and Boards * Build Fairy Villages * Build a Bowling Alley * Build our Braille-Birthday Board * Create a Giant Kaleidoscope * Create Painted Barn Quilts * Create an Outdoor Sculpture for an Art Installation

A plaque honoring those who create any of these items will be placed in the station(s); and plans/supplies may be provided by The Discovery Trail.

Contact us at rcdiscoverytrail@gmail.com for more information!

Volunteers must be at least 13 years of age (unless volunteering with a group). All interested volunteers must complete an application and brief orientation on-site.

To learn more and complete an application, visit us online: www.rcdiscoverytrail.org/volunteer

...or access the form directly here: https://form.jotform.com/60336254723149

The Discovery Trail at Rocky Creek is a project of Equuvation Inc., a 501c3 non-profit organization.


  • Family Therapy
  • Environmental Education
  • Animal Therapy
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Special Needs
  • Gardening

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 13
  • Orientation or Training
  • Varied
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