Volunteer Application

Volunteer Opportunities

EQUI-VETS offers physical


Sidewalkers help groom and tack the horses before the lesson and walk beside the horse to provide physical and emotional support to the rider during their lesson. Sidewalkers partner with their rider and the instructor to ensure the rider’s safety.

EQUI-KIDS’ affiliate program

Horse Leaders

Horse Leaders help the sidewalkers to tack and groom horses before the lesson. Horse Leaders warm up the horse before the lesson begins and lead the horse during the lesson, providing guidance to the horse and rider, based on the level and abilities of the rider. Horse Leaders partner with the horse, rider and instructor to ensure the rider’s safety during the lesson.

professional and personal

Barn Volunteers

Barn volunteers provide program assistance by helping to clean stalls, clean the tack and equipment, and helping with repairs around the farm. 

furtherance of relationships

Office & Special Event Volunteers

Administrative and special event volunteers are needed to serve on special events committees to help with fundraising events and assist with administrative projects in the office. Volunteers are also needed to help with greeting riders and guests at the reception desk.

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