Partners For Progress depends on our devoted volunteers for countless hours assisting riders, caring for horses, equipment, the barn, helping at fundraising events and so much more. Each week our volunteers experience first hand the “little victories” that each individual achieves. It is the guidance and encouragement from our volunteers that help our riders reach those victories.
Volunteers are the backbone of Partners For Progress. Without volunteers we could not successfully provide our services to those in the community that need assistance. Just giving two hours of your time each week makes a HUGE difference to so many in your community. Two hours a week of your time gives more to our riders than you could ever imagine. Watching someone with a disability become physically stronger, mentally able to better communicate needs and emotions, or emotionally improve self-confidence and self-esteem makes the time given by a volunteer a priceless gift to these individuals and their families.
Volunteers do not have to be horse experts to join the Partners For Progress family. If a volunteer brings the desire to help, we can teach them to accomplish almost anything!
Mounted Lesson Volunteer
Horse Handlers lead the mounted horse in the arena with Sidewalkers and instructor. Sidewalkers assist the rider with verbal or physical assistance as directed by the instructor during the session.
This volunteer works with the instructor and client in non-mounted activities such as horse grooming, tack cleaning, crafts and other related learning projects.
This individual makes photocopies, assembles mailings, files and assists with other specific projects as needed.
Equine Management Team
These volunteers assist our Equine Manager with the care and training of program horses.
Special Event Volunteers
Volunteers are needed to plan and organize events prior to the event day. They are also needed to work the day of the event.