Volunteer Training

New Volunteers - Mandatory - Please call 651-439-2558 or email us to RSVP for our next volunteer training day scheduled on Saturday, April 21, 2018.  

Plan to spend an all-day introduction to the fun and responsibility of volunteering with RVR. Returning volunteers are encouraged to attend this continuing education opportunity. Join us for a full and active day of learning, including hands-on practice with our therapy horses.

The day will begin at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Afton at 8:00a.m. for a light breakfast.  Indoor training will begin at 8:30a.m. and continue until mid-day, when lunch will be provided. After lunch we will go 1 mile down the road to RVR’s property at 2007 Neal Avenue South for outdoor training, until 4:30p.m.  You’ll learn about therapeutic riding, the children and adults we serve, and the horses who help us.  Get ready for a full and active day, including hands-on practice with our therapy horses. We will be outside for half the day so please dress appropriately: layers, closed toe shoes (preferably heavy duty shoes/boots), sunglasses, hat, raincoat, etc.  NOTE: Indoor training at the church will happen rain or shine, no matter what the weather!


We have therapeutic riding on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings and carriage driving on Tuesdays and Thursdays – lots of opportunities to volunteer! So please talk to your friends, family, and co-workers about RVR and hopefully they will want to come out to enjoy this great experience. Lead by example — help from experienced volunteers will be key to everyone’s success!


Visit our Volunteer page for forms and resources.


Directions to St. Peter Lutheran Church at 880 Neal Avenue South
From I-94, exit on County Road 15/Manning Avenue. Turn south on Manning Avenue and continue 1 mile. Turn left (east) on 10th Street South. Turn left (north) on Neal Avenue South and the church will be on immediately on your left. The morning training session will be held in the building at the rear of the parking lot.