There are many opportunities to help River Valley Riders by donating your time and talents. We welcome your involvement! We have a team of dedicated volunteers, highly trained certified instructors and gentle horses that allow us to provide therapeutic horseback riding and carriage driving lessons to children and adults with special needs. We are privileged to work with a caring, patient and strong community of people.  As a volunteer with River Valley Riders, you're a co-owner in the mission and vision of what we're doing each and every week.

Families volunteering together with one member 14-17 years old: Please help RVR earn Disney tickets for the 2019 Round-Up Dinner and Auction by registering:

New Volunteers

Our programs require over 200 volunteers each week.  We hope you will join us for volunteer training.

Getting started is easy! No experience is necessary and all training is provided. Please email us or call 651-439-2558 to RSVP.  For more information, please review the below Volunteer Handbook/Resources.

2019 Volunteer Application


Returning Volunteers

First, thank you for your passion and dedication to helping our riders! You are very important to their success!  We look forward to seeing you again!  Please email us or call 651-439-2558.  Lessons will continue through October.

2019 Volunteer Application

Volunteer Background Checks

Once you are scheduled to volunteer, you will be given the User ID, password, and instructions to complete the online background check.  Please email us or call 651-439-2558 with any questions.

Volunteer Resources

To help you better understand the important role you contribute, please review these documents:Delaney_5_for_website.jpg

Volunteer Handbook

Mental Health and Children with Disabilities

Thinking in Pictures by Temple Grandin

List of Websites Related to Disabilities

Reading Horse's Ears

Sign Language Alphabet

Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorders

River Valley Riders Seizure Protocol