How to Become a Volunteer
Anyone over 14 years old may
become a volunteer. Training is given to everyone who joins the group and you
can do as little or as much as you feel capable.
Many volunteers have no
horse experience at all when they join but provided you are keen to learn and
have a good rapport with people generally, training is no problem. Most people find it a very rewarding and
fulfilling experience and some of our helpers have been involved for many
Each year a number of
teenagers do their service part of the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme at RDA.
Students planning a career in the caring professions will find that prospective
employers and admission tutors will really value the experience gained as an
Most sessions are about 2
hours long and fit within school hours so those with family commitments can get
back for school runs etc. Although dominated by female volunteers, we are always keen to welcome men to the group as volunteers, as some of our riders respond very well to a male helper.