Volunteers assist with horse-back riding lessons as sidewalkers (walking beside the rider to help them during the lesson), horse leaders (experience required) and also help with feeding, grooming and stall cleaning. Horse experience is not required for most positions. Training is provided!
Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program provides equine assisted activities for children and adults with disabilities, youth-at-risk, veterans, and their families in an inclusive, community setting.
We ask that you commit to one day each week, however, we can work with most schedules. This is an active, fun, and extremely rewarding volunteer experience! Training provided so YOU can make someone's day special!
- Animal Care / Handling
- Outdoor Recreation
Good Match For
Teens People 55+
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 14
- Orientation or Training
- 1 day each week for 3-4 hours