Volunteer Training

Saturday, April 1, 2023
AM Zoom 9:00am-10:30am & PM In-Person 1:00pm - 4:30pm 

New Volunteers: Both AM and PM sessions are required.
Returning Volunteers: PM session is strongly recommended for volunteers who started with RVR May-Oct. 2022.

Our season-starting training day on Saturday, April 1st will be a full-day introduction to the fun and responsibility of RVR volunteering. Please mark your calendars!

The day will begin in your home with a Zoom session from 9:00am to 10:30am. We will be reviewing the Volunteer Handbook and sharing information about the most common diagnoses/disabilities of our participants and how to best support them to achieve their goals.

The afternoon in-person training starts at 1:00pm at our Afton lesson site (2007 Neal Avenue South) for hands-on experience with our horses, ending at 4:30pm. Please dress appropriately: layers, closed toe shoes (preferably heavy duty shoes/boots), etc. Training will occur rain or shine.

Returning volunteers are encouraged to attend this continuing education opportunity, especially those who started with RVR in May-October 2022 or would like to be evaluated as a horse leaders.

More information and RSVP sign-up will be provided in late-February.  We will be starting lessons at our Afton lesson site the week of April 17th and at our May Township site on Monday, May 8th.

Contact us to receive updates with more details about our April 1, 2023 Volunteer Training Day.

Visit our Volunteer page for more resources.  The video below explains some of the benefits of volunteering.

We look forward to welcoming you to the RVR team!