The inspirational dedication and devotion of our EQUI-KIDS volunteers enable us to deliver our mission every single day. We are so grateful for each and every one of you who selflessly offer their time and compassion to support our therapeutic riding program. Between 400-500 volunteers walk in and out of our doors on a daily basis. Without this generous donation of time and support, we would not be able to serve our riders to this degree.

In order to volunteer for most EQUI-KIDS programs, individuals must be at least 14 years of age. The minimum age to volunteer for our EQUI-VETS program is 21.

For more information on the different volunteer roles we offer, visit the volunteer opportunities page.

Program Volunteer Qualifications

  • All volunteers must pre-register and attend an orientation session, held monthly, to learn more about our volunteer opportunities and receive their Volunteer Application Packet.
  • Lesson volunteers are required to sign up for a minimum of one lesson per week throughout the session (1 . 5 hours). 
  • Barn and facility volunteers are encouraged to maintain a consistent shift schedule to ensure adequate coverage. Morning, afternoon and early evening shifts are available Monday through Sunday.
  • Volunteers must be able to adhere to safety standards, follow the directions of program staff and provide services as needed for their role. 

For more information about our volunteer program or to register for an orientation training date, contact Candyce Boykin, Volunteer Coordinator, at 757.721.7350 or via email at volunteer@equikids.org.