Under the supervision of SRA instructors, volunteers assist in lessons, care for program horses, and help with special events. Our volunteers help students groom and tack, lead a horse through a lesson, or walk alongside a horse and rider.
Sebastian volunteers must be a mature 13 years old and able to work with minimal supervision. We ask that our volunteers select a day and time each week or every other week when they can come regularly and give us a couple of hours. Our regular volunteers get to know our students, our horses and staff, and become valuable members of our team.
We conduct Volunteer Orientation & Training sessions every 6-8 weeks and require that interested volunteers attend. Person-power permitting, staff and seasoned volunteers will provide on-the-job training during the sessions.
By Bonnie Stevens
"It’s a funny thing. When I started volunteering at Sebastian Riding Associates, I thought of it as the opportunity to “give something back” to the community. Reflecting on this thought more than a decade later, I am struck by the realization that my life has been so deeply enriched during my time at Sebastian that I have no hope of ever giving as much as I have received.
When I leave at the end of the day, I am tired in body and rejuvenated in spirit by the honor of another day spent volunteering at Sebastian Riding Associates."
We LOVE our volunteers. If you're interested in joining the Sebastian team, give us a call at (610) 489-3741 and come visit us!