Welcome Future and Current Volunteers!
We are so excited to have you be a volunteer at our stables! RideAble is dependent on volunteers to keep our facilities, classes and environment enjoyable for those who use our services
If you would like to volunteer, Contact us and let us know!
Further details: Volunteer Duties PDF (requires Adobe Reader)
General Volunteer Requirements:
Age 16 and up
Be able to be on your feet for at least 2 hours
Be able to lift at least 40 pounds
Available for 2 hours/day of your scheduled commitment
Attend a formal volunteer training (training not required to begin)
Complete the volunteer application
Ability to be out in a covered, but not heated facility in all weather conditions
Walk and jog with students on horseback
Jr. Volunteers are 14-16 years old and must meet the same requirements above. Jr. volunteers are supervised by other volunteers and instructor. They do not work independently with students.
Types of Volunteers:
Hour lessons require the volunteer to assist or supervise the student while tacking and grooming their horse. It is highly encouraged that the student do as much as they can with limited assistance. As a Companion/Spotter you are responsible for both the horse and rider. While riding you are there to lend a sense of security for the rider and assist them with following the instructor’s directions for body position, how to control/steer their horse, or participate in the class etc. It is vital that you listen and follow exact directions so that the student learns to do the same.