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Volunteer at Hooves of Hope

 Hooves of Hope not only provides hope and happiness to our riders, but we seek to inspire volunteers as well! Due to the generosity, care, and hard work of our volunteers we are able to change lives and provide many forms of equine-assisted activities and therapy to the individuals we serve.  Volunteers assist in therapeutic riding lessons, caring for our horses, building obstacles, and improving the barn.

Volunteer Opportunities:


  • Walk alongside a rider during their Therapeutic Riding Lesson

  • Contribute to the rider’s safety and fun

  • See firsthand the benefits of therapeutic riding

  • Experience the joy, the smiles, and be a part of the human/horse bond

Horse Leader

  • Lead the horse during Therapeutic Riding Lessons

  • Assist riders as they learn to control the horse on their own while accomplishing other day-to-day goals


Barn Volunteer

  • Assist in grooming horses before lessons

  • Clean stalls, fill waters, feed horses, and help clean the barn

  • Learn to administer topical medications to horses 


Facility Maintenence 

  • Assist in fixing fences, cleaning run-in sheds, pulling weeds, fixing things around the barn

Office Volunteer

  • Assist in writing grants, tracking hours, computer input, and planning events


All volunteers are required to fill out a volunteer application and submit a background check using the link below. Please email your completed Volunteer Application to

Once the Volunteer Application and Background Check are received, our Volunteer Coordinator will work with you to decide where your talents can best be used! Those who want to assist in therapeutic riding lessons must go through side-walker training with a later option for leader training.

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