A Team ofVolunteers

Our team of dedicated volunteers, highly trained certified instructors and gentle horses 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 are a partner in our mission of creating a supportive community where people with special needs connect with horses and experience life-changing benefits.

New Volunteers

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with River Valley Riders! The minimum age to volunteer is 14 years old. No experience is necessary and all training is provided. The next available volunteer training session will be held in July (date to be determined). Follow these 4 steps:

Volunteer training will be held 5:00-7:30pm at our Afton lesson site in July (date to be determined). Bring your completed paperwork with you to training, which will be held rain or shine.

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 follow these steps to be scheduled to volunteer:

Bring your completed paperwork with you on the first night you volunteer.

Background Checks

River Valley Riders’ policy requires that volunteers ages 18 years old and over have a background check. After you are scheduled to volunteer, you will receive an email with instructions and a link to complete the background check. Contact us with additional questions.

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