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ORGANIZATION: Partners for Progress, NFP

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


Partners for Progress, NFP is a 501(c)(3) organization that provides individuals with physical, mental, and emotional challenges alternative therapeutic programs using quality trained horses. PFP believes that each one of our participants is an individual and receives individual treatment. Our overall goal is to help each participant achieve their maximum personal potential and self-achievement.

There are a variety of volunteer opportunities at PFP. Volunteers are needed DAILY, primarily as horse handlers and side-walkers during client sessions. There is also a need for data entry and filing assistance in the Office, and assistance with Fundraising. More information can be found on our website at Volunteer (

If you would like to attend an upcoming New Volunteer Orientation, please email to RSVP.

Wednesday, September 27 - 6:15-7:00pm
Saturday, September 30 - 10:45-11:30am
Saturday, October 14 - 10:45-11:30am
Wednesday, October 18 - 6:15-7:00pm
Saturday, October 28 - 10:45-11:30am
Monday, October 30 - 5:45-6:30pm
Saturday, November 11 - 10:45-11:30am
Wednesday, November 15 - 6:15-7:00pm
Monday, November 27 - 5:45-6:30pm
Saturday, December 9 - 10:45-11:30am
Wednesday, December 13 - 6:15-7:00pm

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About Partners for Progress, NFP


23525 W. Milton Rd., Wauconda, IL 60084, US

Mission Statement

Partners For Progress is a non-profit organization that provides unique equine (horse) therapy-based programs for individuals with disabilities. They utilize trained volunteers, quality certified and/or licensed staff, and equine superstars to make Partners For Progress a premier, goal-oriented equine therapy facility. Equine therapy involves activities uniquely designed for people with cognitive, physical, emotional and social disabilities utilizing the horses as the main tool of intervention. Individuals of all ages experience benefits such as increased balance, mobility, normalized muscle tone, coordination, posture, independence, concentration and self-esteem.


PFP utilizes their horses in a variety of ways, such as hippotherapy, vaulting, independent riding, and on the ground activities, among others. Volunteers are needed on a daily basis primarily for leading the horses for groups and sidewalking with the riders.

Although there are many breeds of horses to use, PFP uses quarter horses due to their quiet disposition, and varying sizes. There is only one exception, our Shire, Rupert, who weighs about 1,800 lbs! But don't let his size fool you...he really loves kids! PFP takes great pride in the quality of their horses, and works to maintain their training so they are always in tip top shape.

Along with the everyday programs, PFP also has some show teams. There is the Special Olympics team that travels to the state meet every fall, and the NSBA team which travels regionally to some top AQHA shows, as well as the world show in Tulsa, OK. The program is always changing and could only benefit from having new people join!


Children & Youth
People with Disabilities
Animals, Children & Youth, People with Disabilities


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23525 W. Milton RoadWauconda, IL 60084


  • Child Development
  • Physical Therapy
  • Equestrian
  • Animal Therapy
  • Veteran Care
  • Children Medical Services


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 13
  • Orientation or Training
  • Weekly commitment of at least a 2 hour block of time once per week
  • If you have a desire to help others, our riders need YOU! We'll train you how to do everything else.

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