We Love Volunteers! No Experience Necessary
Front Range Exceptional Equestrians is a volunteer based non-profit organization. We have volunteer opportunities for individuals aged 14 years and older to assist in our classes, and at various other events (If you are 10-14 years of age and have horse experience please contact us for the volunteer opportunities.) The only requirement to being a volunteer with Front Range Exceptional Equestrians, is to be a kind and caring person, with an interest in helping individuals with special needs through equine assisted activities.
Will there be volunteer training provided? All Volunteers working with the horses and participants must attend a brief (1-2 hour) training session, where they will learn about their specific volunteer role.
How much time is required of a volunteer? Volunteers in our classes are asked to be available for at least one class each week during a 6-week session. There are sessions available throughout the year. Classes are scheduled Monday through Thursday and require approximately 1.5 hours of your time each week. Volunteers may help in any or all of the following ways: Preparing the arena and horses before class, assisting the riders during class, or clean up after class.
How do I get started as a volunteer? Simply click on the Volunteer Sign up Button below and complete the online form or download the pdf version to print and complete. You can then email the printed form, or mail it to our PO Box.
What are other ways I can volunteer?
•Hauling of Horses; is always needed and greatly appreciated! If you have your own trailer, and would be willing to volunteer once a week, or once a session, we would truly appreciate your time and the use of your trailer.
•Helping at events; set up, serving, various duties during event, tearing down.
•Creative Assistance; Design & Graphics; Photography, Event Planning
•Networking & Fundraising
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.