Volunteer at Healing Reins

Steps To Become a Volunteer

Step 1: Learn

Read Volunteer Job Descriptions:
Read the Volunteer Handbook – English

Watch our training preview video here to learn more about what is entailed in becoming a Sidewalker at Healing Reins.


Step 2: Apply & Pay

Volunteer Application

Step 3: Get Trained

Please Sign Up for a 2 hour mandatory new volunteer orientation to get started volunteering in the arena.

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If you have any questions feel free to contact us or email our Volunteer Team. Orientations include everything a volunteer needs to be successful at Healing Reins. Horse experience is not necessary.

Please Note: We use Google Translate, a third-party service provided by Google that performs all Spanish translations directly. Google Translate cannot translate all types of documents, and may not provide an exact translation. Anyone relying on information obtained from using Google Translate does so at his or her own risk. Healing Reins Therapeutic Riding Center does not make any promises, assurances, or guarantees as to the accuracy of the translations provided, and shall not be liable for any damage or issues that may result from using Google Translate.

Thank you for taking the time to learn about how to be a volunteer. Volunteers are the heart of Healing Reins. It is thanks to our dedicated and hard-working team of volunteers that we are able to provide our participants with the hope and healing they deserve. From preparing for and working in lessons to caring for our beautiful facility, to working behind the scenes doing administrative work, our talented volunteers make our world go round! We cannot do what we do without YOU!

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Volunteer Continuing Education Opportunities

Winter Session Leader Practice/Mentorship

Tuesdays from 1-2 pm
with Esther and Bridget

Saturdays from 2:30-3:30 pm
with Nuan

Horses Have Fingers & Toes Just Like Us…

January 26th from 11:30am-12:30pm w/ Tom Lasswell

Supporting Participant Dismounts/Emergency Dismount Practice

January 19th from 10am-11am w/ Betsy Kahl

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Available Volunteer Positions

Community Groups

Volunteering as a group is a great way for local organizations, student clubs, corporate teams, or church groups to make a difference in their community and practice team-building skills, all while providing a unique volunteering experience. We love to have community work groups join us for a day or even a  few hours to help keep our facility looking clean and tidy. Contact our Volunteer Team, volunteer@healingreins.org, to set up a time for your group to come in.

Age Limitations

Whether you prefer to work with our participants, the horses, in the office or out on the property, there is a volunteer opportunity for everyone at Healing Reins. We enthusiastically welcome volunteers 14 years old and up, with adapted volunteering opportunities for youth ages 12-14. Not quite 12 yet? Be patient, you’ll be old enough soon!

Meet our Healing
Herd of Horses

The equine members of our team are hugely important to us and are chosen very carefully. The ideal therapy horse is sound and unflappable, with a been-there-done-that attitude. Our herd members have had careers in dressage, high school equestrian teams, trail riding, ranch work, and more. Miles and experience add up to the quiet, assured horses our participants need.

Meet Them