volunteer at pony power
How You Can Help
We rely on our volunteers to make our program a success and provide a memorable experience for our participants. You can help with individual and group lessons or join the farm crew that helps maintain the barns, paddocks and small animal enclosures.
Lessons are given year-round, rain or shine. We work with groups in the mornings and individuals in the afternoons. We teach individual lessons on Sunday mornings and Monday-Thursday afternoons during the school year. In the summer, lessons are given Monday-Thursday afternoons.
Side walker: Provides physical support to the rider during a lesson, helping them maintain a balanced position on the horse. Following the instructor’s direction, a side walker will often play an active role in helping riders complete various exercises, such as stretching, counting and reaching.
Lead walker: Handles the horse during a lesson. Following the instructor’s direction, the lead walker will help, as needed, in steering and maintaining the horse’s speed. Lead walker volunteers should have previous horse experience.
Farm crew: Maintain our red barn, clean paddocks and goat and pig enclosures. Opportunities are available 7 days a week. Farm crew volunteers are supervised by the facilities manager.
Volunteers must be a suitable match to program! You will be notified of acceptance after training.