Volunteer With Us

Adaptive Horsemanship

We Love Volunteers! No Experience Necessary

FREE is a volunteer-based non-profit organization. Volunteer positions are open for individuals ages 14 years and older. (Special exception: Those ages 10-14 years with horse experience will also be considered for a volunteer position.) Horse and class-involved volunteer opportunities include being a side walker for classes, grooming horses and caring for tack, pre-class prep work and cleaning up after class.
     All volunteers must undergo a background check before being accepted into the program.
     All volunteers working with horses and participants must attend a 1- to 2-hour training session to learn about specific volunteer role.
     Volunteers are asked to be available for at least one class each week for a 12-week session. Each class involves approx. 1.5 hours of time each week.

Other ways to volunteer:
· Helping at events—FREE welcomes volunteers to pitch in with a variety of tasks associated with the non-profit’s annual Summer FUNDraiser Horse Show.
· Fundraising—FREE depends on donations through fundraising to keep classes affordable to participants. If fundraising is an area of interest to you, we welcome your assistance.
· Creative assistance—We can always use assistance with graphic design and photography.

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WORKING WITH HORSES & PARTICIPANTS

 Volunteers serve as horse leaders and side walkers, assisting the riders while participating in class activities.

SERVE ON A COMMITTEE

Marketing
Special Events
Fundraising

SERVE ON THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

With business expertise Support our Program

SHARE YOUR TIME AND SERVICES

Volunteers pitch in with a variety of tasks associated with our annual Summer FUNDraiser Horse Show.

Thinking about volunteering?  Read what some of our past and current Volunteers have to say.

“I have really enjoyed volunteering with FREE. It has been wonderful to spend time with horses and watch the riders gain skills, confidence, and have fun through the program. I highly recommend volunteering with FREE.”—Aidan W

“I thoroughly enjoyed volunteering for FREE. Watching the kids gain confidence in riding and learning about taking care of horses was just as much a benefit to me as it was to the riders. Horses are such good medicine! Thank you for the opportunity to work with them and the kids.”—Anne G.

‘My daughter and I always look forward to the chance to volunteer together for FREE. The annual Horse Show is one of our favorites. Seeing the accomplishments of the riders and their interactions with the horses and instructors is so inspiring. We are so glad to be a part of this meaningful program.’—Angie M

“What better volunteer program than to be helping provide a safe and adaptive equestrian experience for special needs persons in our own community! The dedication and commitment of the team of volunteers is exceptional and contagious! It is heartwarming to watch the participants ride and develop their confidence week by week. This program has a great formula for helping persons with needs experience success. I love being a part of that process! “—Nina R.

“I started volunteering with FREE this year, and am so impressed with the program. The staff are warm, knowledgeable and patient, and it’s great to see the riders make progress in their skills while building confidence and having a great time.”—Marie O.

“Volunteering with free provides a delightful opportunity to interact with well-mannered horses, enthusiastic participants and dedicated volunteers and thankful volunteer coordinators.”—Lisa H

“I absolutely love being a volunteer at FREE. My favorite part of volunteering is seeing how much our riders learn in the lessons and how excited they are when they get it. Seeing the smile on their faces brings me great joy!” —Daniela R.