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ORGANIZATION: CSU Temple Grandin Equine Center

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

We provide Physical and Occupational Therapy on horseback. Horse Leaders and Side Walkers are needed for 1 hour shifts on a weekly basis as well as Barn Attendants for AM & PM shifts. 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. Barn Attendants take care of the barn and facility.

Anyone 16 and older can volunteer.
We operate year-round Monday-Saturday in a climate -controlled arena.

1 Shift

  • 08:30 AM to 05:00 PM MST
    Shifts are 1 hour each week Monday-Saturday. You can choose your times/days within our volunteer management program, Wranglr.

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About CSU Temple Grandin Equine Center


4817 National Western Dr, 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 CSU Spur Campus 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.

We have recently moved into our new, state-of-the-art facility near the intersection of I-70 and I-25, in the Vida building. We house up 15 horses and see around 100 clients per week. We are a research facility, conducting studies regarding the use of horses in a therapy setting, a free education facility and a treatment facility.

This is a fun, fulfilling, and rewarding volunteer opportunity 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 often at 4817 National Western Dr. Denver, CO 80216. For information on upcoming orientations, please contact volunteertgec@colostate.edu


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


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • We ask for 2-3 hours weekly.
  • Volunteers must be 16 and older.

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