How to get involved
- Must be 16 years or older (younger volunteers can help with other tasks with direct parental supervision)
- Complete a volunteer application
- Attend a New Volunteer Orientation
- Get involved and have a blast!
The role of the sidewalker is to assist the client as directed during the lesson. This can include providing physical support, offering encouragement and reinforcing instruction during the lesson. This is a great role for volunteers wanting to work one on one with the clients and form those special relationships.
For volunteers familiar with horses, or those wanting to learn more about horses, this role is for you! During the lesson, the leader’s responsibility is the horse—maintaining the pace, direction and speed of the horse—while promoting the independence and skills of the rider.
This role is best for those with a knack for fixing and building things. Being a new center, we have a very long project list! From organizing our tack room to building ramps and arena equipment, we need your assistance!
These volunteers are crucial with keeping our center running smoothly and in PATH compliance. We need help with:
- Paperwork and data tracking
- rider and volunteer recruitment
- photography and social media — help us promote TxTRC and capture the magic in the arena!
As a non-profit organization, Texas Therapeutic Riding Center is seeking groups to help us complete and fund our projects. We welcome groups to help us fulfill our mission!
Please contact us if you have a volunteer group for more details and opportunities.