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 six-week session. Each class involves approx. 1.5 hours of time each week.
Other ways to volunteer:
· Hauling horses—If you have a pickup and trailer, Cody and Kodiak typically need someone to haul them to our classes.
· Helping at events—FREE has three key events planned for 2021: a summer horse show, a fall horse show and its annual Trail-A-Thon. We can always use help with the numerous tasks associated with making these events successful.
· 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.
WORKING WITH HORSES & PARTICIPANTS
Volunteers serve as horse leaders and side walkers, assisting the riders while participating in class activities.
SERVE ON A COMMITTEE
SERVE ON THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
With business expertise Support our Program
SHARE YOUR TIME AND SERVICES
Transport horses to classes or events (donate the use of your vehicle and trailor)
Thinking about volunteering? Read what some of our past and current Volunteers have to say.
As a volunteer it is very rewarding to provide a helping hand to riders who have special needs. It is even more rewarding when a rider recognizes you away from the arena and is so excited to see you.
Volunteering for Front Range Exceptional Equestrians is the highlight of my week. It is one hour a week that the riders get to interact with the horses, other riders and volunteers. To experience their humor, share what they have done during the week and are looking forward to, what they want to work on with their horses, watching the excitement as the rider accomplishes the goals THEY have set on their own horse. There is nothing better. The riders have taught me so much in patience, perserverance and positive attitude. I am looking forward to the coming sessions.