Volunteers

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the SPIRIT Open Equestrian Program! Please find out more about our mission and who we are and submit an electronic Liability Release Waiver if you want to start or visit with us. When you arrive for the first time, please, bring a signed hard copy of the Registration Form.

The Volunteer Manual describes the role of the most popular positions of Leaders and Sidewalkers. We need volunteers year-round, with occasional breaks and make-up weeks. We need Leaders and Sidewalkers during lessons, year round, but we have many different options for those who want to help outside of lessons. Below, you will find the current list of volunteer positions at SPIRIT.

When you arrive, please wait to be officially and safely greeted. Only registered Staff, Mentor Volunteers, and Mentors-in-Training (under supervision) should approach horses to groom and tack. Only Instructors can allow anyone else to work with the horses, based on training level and time spent in the program. Please, help us keep our program safe and our horses happy and calm. Do not try to approach them without staff supervision.

Make sure to check our blog or our Facebook page for news, the schedule, and cancellations; and sign up for Rainedout.com to receive texts about cancelled lessons/activities at SPIRIT.

Thank you and welcome!

How to Become a Volunteer?

  1. Go on VolunteerMatch.org for current openings and contact Spirit Open Equestrain at  spiritoepvolunteers@gmail.com
  2. Fill out Liability Release Forms online
  3. Print and fill out the Volunteer Registration Form
  4. Please go to our Google Docs Scheduler and add your name and availability.
  5. Please get in touch with our Volunteer Co-ordinater at spiritoepvolunteers@gmail.com about your first visit.