Volunteer Opportunity Descriptions
A horse leader is responsible for leading the horse safely during lessons. The leader’s main focus is paying attention to the horse, and listening closely to the instructor’s directions. The horse leader’s primary goal is safety and controlling the horse.
Most of our volunteer positions have been filled. However, currently we still need individuals 16 years and older with five or more years of horse experience who can lead horses in our lessons, specifically weekday mornings or afternoons. Horse experience includes: tacking horses, leading horses at the walk and the trot, and being knowledgeable about horse behavior. If you have these skill sets and availability, please apply. All volunteers must show proof of vaccination. Please check back for additional volunteer openings. Thank you!
Volunteers are essential at Lovelane. Our volunteers proudly and generously give their time and their heart to support and provide for our students and horses. Our volunteers groom, tack, and lead horses; they encourage our riders; they ensure that our students have productive, fun and safe experiences at Lovelane.
Volunteering at Lovelane gives you an opportunity to be outdoors, to provide joy and challenges to people with disabilities, to meet other volunteers and to work as a team. Our riders, in turn, provide many rewards for you – smiles, camaraderie, enthusiasm, and pride in the progress of their skill.
Things to consider!
- Must be 16 years or older
- Shifts are 3 hours long, 1 time a week
- For those who can't commit to a weekly shift, we offer fill in opportunities
- Strongly prefer 3 years of horse experience
- Must submit ID for Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI)
- Duties can be physically demanding
- Must show proof of COVD vaccination
- Lovelane is open year round, 7 days a week
- Make a difference in a child’s life
- Get outside
- Be active
- Meet new people
- Give back to your community
- Make an impact
- Share your skills
- Spend time with horses