Current Volunteer Portal

VOLUNTEER WITH US!

Volunteering is a great way to give back to the community, make a difference in people's lives and experience an indescribable sense of purpose from serving others. At HRET, volunteers have the opportunity to work with horses as Horse Leaders and the riding participants as Sidewalkers.

LEARN FROM OUR VOLUNTEERS

Emma & Kathy Bunda

Volunteers

LEADER AND SIDEWALKER

Come volunteer with us during our classes. Many of our riders require a 3:1 volunteer:rider ratio and we could not do this without your help! We have people who lead the horse during class ("Leaders") and people who help keep our riders safe by walking along the side of a rider during class. ("Sidewalkers"). 

 

Don't want to work directly with the horses or kids or don't have the time? We have multiple other volunteer opportunities with our program such as photographers, grant writers, fundraising committee members, and administrative work. 

 

Please contact us at hretvolunteer@gmail.com to learn about all the ways you can help the program.

Sidewalker Training 

To become a sidewalker, please attend one of our sidewalker trainings! Being a sidewalker is a valuable way to interact and build long-lasting friendships with our riders.

Leader Training 

To start learning more about our horses, get hands on experience, and to start the process of becoming a qualified leader, please attend one of our leader orientation trainings! The horse leader has the job of leading the horse around the arena during classes. Please note that anyone who wants to be a horse leader has to also attend a sidewalker training.

Chandray Murray

Volunteer

No Prior Horse Experience Required!

Sidewalker and Orientation Training Dates (Pick 1)

Sunday

October 6th 2pm - 5:30pm

New volunteers will arrive between 1:30-1:45 pm

to fill out paperwork

**You must RSVP!

Horse Leader Training Dates (Not mandatory to volunteer)

TBD- please contact us if interested

**Must attend a sidewalker/orientation training date prior

Trainings monthly!! Please contact hretvolunteer@gmail.com to start volunteering and

learn about additional or adde training dates!

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum 14 years of age

Physically capable of walking for 30 to 45 minutes

Attend 1 Training a year

Commit to a regular volunteer schedule of 1 day a week for approximately 2 sessions

Our riding program cannot exist without exceptional, dependable and dedicated volunteers! If you have a passion for horses, and compassion for children, and a passion to make a difference, please complete the volunteer application packet below and contact our Volunteer Coordinator.

OUR PROGRAMS

HOW YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE

CONTACT US

630-878-8096

Location: Lemont, IL

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