Get Started Volunteering at Hearts and Horses!
Orientation: All volunteers must attend an Orientation before being able to volunteer in any capacity at Hearts & Horses. Please download the volunteer paperwork from the bottom of the page and bring it to the Orientation. Please bring a photo ID with you to the Orientation.
Upcoming Orientation Date(s):
Wednesday, March 8th: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thursday, March 23rd: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Friday, April 7th: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday, April 18th: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Training: Training is provided for all volunteer opportunities. See the training dates below to sign up for an upcoming date!
Barn Team: We will cover location of cleaning supplies, turn in/turn out procedures, proper haltering technique and understanding horse behavior! Rachel teaches this Training.
Class Volunteers: All volunteers interested in helping in classes must attend a Specific Training.
- Side Walker: Sign up for this hands-on training above. We will cover emergency dismounts, helmet fitting and PATH requirements in this two hour training.Various Instructors teach this Training.
- Horse Leader: Sign up for this hands-on training above. We will certify you to tack up our horses and lead them during the classes. A horse handling assessment is given to all potential horse leaders. The Horse Handler Assessment must be passed with "exceeding expectations" on the benchmarks listed on the checklist in order to become certified and help in classes. Various Instructors teach this Training.
- Changing Leads Program Volunteer: In order to work in the Changing Leads classes, you must attend this additional training after becoming a certified Horse Leader. Sign up for this training above. Tamara teaches this Training.
Upcoming Training Dates:
BARN TEAM TRAINING:
- Saturday, March 11th: 2:00-3:00 pm
- Saturday, April 8th: 2:00-3:00 pm
- Saturday, May 6th: 2:00-3:00 pm
- Saturday, June 3rd: 2:00-3:00 pm
HORSE LEADER TRAINING:
- Sunday, February 19th: 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
- Friday, February 24th: 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
- Tuesday, March 7th: 9:00 am-12:00 pm
SIDE WALKER TRAINING:
- Tuesday, February 21st: 10:00 am-12:00 pm
- Wednesday, March 15th: 10:00 am-12:00 pm
CHANGING LEADS TRAINING:
- Tuesday, February 28th: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm
- Friday, March 31st: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm