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Volunteer Interest Application

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Dreams on Horseback!  Our non-profit relies on volunteers such as yourself to successfully support our therapeutic riders.

In order to help us place you in the best volunteer opportunity, please continue below to answer some initial questions.

Please watch our video below to learn about volunteer opportunities.

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Here are the opportunities we have available based upon your selections above:

Therapeutic Riding Lesson Sidewalker

Sidewalkers assist in our therapeutic riding lessons by supporting our riders.  Sidewalkers offer physical support to help the rider maintain their balance by walking and occasionally jogging alongside the horse and rider. Sidewalkers must attend a 2 hour training prior to volunteering.

Volunteers participating in the Therapeutic Riding Lesson program at Dreams on Horseback are a very important part of making dreams come true for our riders and our programs.  Riders may have cognitive, physical, or behavioral challenges and are supported by two sidewalkers and one horse leader. New volunteers begin as a sidewalker and do not need to have any experience working around horses...we will provide you with all of the training you need! We just need you to come ready to make a big difference in a family's life and be ready to learn alongside of your rider.


Experience is not a requirement as full training will be provided.

Experience is not a requirement as full training will be provided.
Horse and Barn Care

Learn to clean stalls and help take care of our four-legged partners! No experience necessary...we will teach you what you need to know. These volunteers must be at least 10 years of age. Regular opportunities are available weekday and weekend mornings or you can help occasionally during holiday vacations.  Some people say that it is the most relaxing part of their day!

Farm Care Afternoons

Volunteers are needed throughout the year to assist with our farm care.  Our farm care team meets on occasional Saturday afternoons @ 2-4pm to help take care of our beautiful wooded trails, pastures, and the horse barns. Selecting this activity will add you to our Farm Care email list and you will receive an invitation each time we schedule a Farm Care afternoon.

Festivals, Fundraisers, and Special Events

We love to celebrate our programs! Volunteer to support our special events by staffing a craft table, helping with games, or planning the fun.

Military Connections Programs

Volunteers are needed for our military family rides and a variety of military programs throughout the year.

If you do not see a volunteer opportunity above, we currently do not have a volunteer opportunity available based on your responses. You do not need to complete this form.  

If you are interested and have selected an opportunity above, please continue to complete this form so we can contact you about next steps.

Share Your Skills!

If you have experience in the following areas and might be willing to share your talent, we would love to know about it! Please select any of the below that might apply:



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