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Volunteer Opportunities | Volunteer Application | Volunteer FAQ

Become a Volunteer

Volunteering at CTRC is so much more than donating one's time and service – it requires a willingness to be an active part of a larger community – a team that is vital to our continued success. Whatever your experience, your willingness to give yourself and your time, talents and energy is what is needed to support CTRC and the people we serve. Volunteers are the backbone of our program. Without them our riders simply could not ride!

Ready to start volunteering? We can't wait to meet you. Individuals interested in lesson volunteering can schedule a site visit with our Volunteer Coordinator to watch a lesson, see our facility, and learn more about our program. If you are ready to become a volunteer please complete a Volunteer Application and either email, mail, fax or drop it off at CTRC. Then call or email the Volunteer Coordinator to sign up for a New Volunteer Training. If you are 18 years or age or older a completed background screening is a required before volunteering can begin.

Volunteering Guidelines:

The minimum age for volunteers is 14 or 15 with horse experience (and contingent upon interview) or 16 without horse experience
Volunteers MUST complete a background screening via the Verified Volunteer Screening process.
Volunteering in therapeutic riding lessons and hippotherapy sessions involves moderate physical activity. Make sure you are comfortable with the physicality of the role you have selected, as you will be walking and doing some jogging in a sand arena and on your feet for up to two hours. If you are looking for a volunteer opportunity that is less physically demanding, volunteering in the office or mucking stalls is a great way!
Lesson volunteers do not need to have previous horse experience but a level of comfort with horses
Volunteers must be available a minimum of 2 hours per week
(same day and time each week) OR volunteers can be subs in classes, subbing for the regular weekly volunteers as needed
ALL volunteers are required attending a New Volunteer Training
ALL volunteers wanting to be Horse Leaders must attend and pass a Horse Handling clinic
New volunteers receive a schedule after attending a New Volunteer Training
Volunteer are scheduled on interest, experience and availability
CTRC reserves the right to make the final determination as to the appropriateness of volunteers for our organization
CTRC does enforce a dress code to ensure the ability of volunteers to perform in their roles as well as to set examples for CTRC riders


To discuss your interest, schedule a site-visit, request a Volunteer Application or receive more information on Volunteer Opportunities, email the or call 303-652-9131.

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