RAT_1_Will_Burnham_SQ_800x800.jpgVolunteer Training


Rescheduled: Late-August Date Tentative
Mandatory for New Volunteers
2007 Neal Avenue South, Afton

Please call 651-439-2558 or email us to RSVP.


COVID-19 UPDATE 5/21/2020
The safety and well-being of our clients and volunteers remain our number one priority. We continue to monitor the ongoing concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus as we plan for tentative training and program start dates. Please continue to visit our website for our next update in early June. For more information.

Our season-starting training day is for new volunteers from all lesson sites. Plan to spend an evening to learn about the fun and responsibility of volunteering with RVR. The focus is hands-on training with our therapy horses. Please review the Volunteer Handbook and other training materials on our Volunteer page before the training day. Complete the Volunteer Application and Orientation forms by printing them and bringing with you on training day. 

Dress for the weather - layers, hats, sunscreen, closed toe shoes (preferably heavy-duty shoes/boots). The training is held rain or shine. Please plan to attend this active evening of learning with our therapy horses. Food will not be provided, but water will be available.

We have therapeutic riding on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday evenings and Carriage Driving on Mondays and Thursdays – lots of chances to volunteer! So please talk to your friends, relatives, and co-workers about RVR and hopefully they will want to come out to enjoy this great experience.

It is important to email us or call 651-439-2558 to RSVP and provide us your contact information.

Visit our Volunteer page for forms and resources.

In the past we encouraged returning volunteers to attend as well, but to limit the number of people, we are only requiring new volunteers to attend.