Volunteer with TRC

Our volunteers are trained under the direct guidance of a PATH-certified instructor. TRCHB has been blessed with many volunteers of all ages. They serve TRCHB in a variety of tasks. Some volunteers assist with grooming the horses, cleaning tack, stalls, and the arena, and others serve as side-walkers and horse leaders. No matter the task, our volunteers have consistently provided us with the love and support needed to serve our students and our horses.

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Interested in becoming a volunteer?

The Therapeutic Riding Center of Huntington Beach Volunteers work directly with the Instructor to provide assistance prior to and during the adaptive riding lessons. The main responsibilities include participating in the lesson by leading a horse or side-walking with a student. As a volunteer for adaptive classes, it is best to be able to commit to the same day and time for a full 8-week session.

We are in need of regularly scheduled volunteers year long, as we have a Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer sessions. We ask that you commit to a full 8-week session (with a minimum requirement of making 80% of the lessons). We will be matching you with a horse or student to work with during that session so that you can help the student excel in our program.

Our volunteer work can be strenuous and typically requires the following: being able to stand on your feet for at least 1 hour at a time, walking and jogging on uneven ground, being able to handle a dusty environment, and being able to move quickly around large animals. Please Note: No prior horse experience is necessary, but very helpful!

To ensure that our volunteers are properly trained, TRCHB holds a mandatory New Volunteer Training at least once a month. If you are passionate about serving the needs of those with disabilities and have a passion for horses, we encourage you to join us. TRCHB is always looking for dedicated and committed volunteers! Send us an email if you have any questions.

Volunteer incentives

At TRCHB, we like to give back to those who have devoted their time and love to our organization. Our alliance with the Equus Foundation's "Equine Welfare Network" gives our volunteers a way to log and track their hours spent at TRCHB. Some TRCHB incentives include:

10 hours

TRCHB t-shirt

20 hours

TRCHB baseball cap

30 hours

TRCHB sweatshirt

50 hours

Riding lesson or trail ride

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If you would like to become part of our Barn Family, please apply to be a volunteer by filling out the application.

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