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  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 126 people are interested

Working with horses and kids!

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ORGANIZATION: CSU Temple Grandin Equine Center

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 126 people are interested

We provide Physical and Occupational Therapy on horseback. Horse leaders and side walkers are needed for 2-3 hour shifts on a weekly basis. No previous horse experience necessary, We will teach you!
Horse leaders handle the horse while the side walker assists the therapist in keeping the client safe while on the horse. All appointments are 1 hour. You may walk up to 1 mile in an hour session.
Anyone can volunteer! Volunteers 14 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
We operate year-round Monday-Friday in a climate controlled arena.

1 Shift

  • 08:30 AM to 05:00 PM
    Shifts are 2-3 hours once a week Monday-Friday. You can chose your times/days within our Volunteer Scheduler Program

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About CSU Temple Grandin Equine Center


4980 Brighton Blvd., Denver, CO 80216, US

Mission Statement

The Temple Grandin Equine Center will celebrate and elevate the role of the horse in society through the physical and emotional benefits of serving those in need. ... TGEC will work for the betterment of horses and humans alike.


The Temple Grandin Equine Center located at the National Western Complex in Denver provides Equine Assisted Services (Physical and Occupational Therapy, Therapeutic Riding and Equine Assisted Psychotherapy). We serve ages 18 months to 99 years old with many diagnoses such as Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, and Genetic Anomalies just to name a few. We rely heavily on volunteers that work closely with our therapists to help provide a safe appointment while working with our horses.

For now, we are in a temporary facility while we await the opening of our new state-of-the-art facility January of 2022. Currently, we have 6 horses and host approximately 20-25 appointments a week. When we move into our new facility, we anticipate hosting 125 + a week and will be increasing our herd to 13, including Quarter horses, Haflingers, ponies and Draft horses! This is a perfect time to join our volunteer team!

This is a fun, fulfilling activity that can qualify for student volunteer hours, church volunteer groups or a happy, fulfilling retirement.

We would like to invite you to participate in a volunteer orientation. We host orientations every other Friday from noon-2:00 at 4980 Brighton Blvd. Denver, 80216. Our next orientation is Aug. 20, please RSVP to


Health & Medicine
People with Disabilities
Animals, Health & Medicine, People with Disabilities


We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 1 shift


4817 National Western Dr.Denver, CO 80216



  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Child Development
  • Physical Therapy
  • Equestrian
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech-Language Pathology


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Orientation or Training
  • We ask for 2-3 hours weekly.
  • Volunteers 14 and younger must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

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