Without You, They Don’t Ride!

Welcome to our Volunteer Program! Our volunteers are a vibrant group of individuals committed to helping provide therapeutic riding services to children and adults with special needs in our therapeutic programs as well as our outreach groups.

To quote Erma Bombeck, “Volunteers are the only human beings on the face of the earth who reflect this nation’s compassion,
unselfish caring, patience, and just plain loving one another”. We see this everyday at Chastain Horse Park with our volunteers!

Our volunteers work with our PATH Intl. certified instructors and licensed Physical and Occupational Therapists,
helping our riders reach their individual goals, as well as caring for our horses.

Our volunteers are a critical part in meeting the goals and needs of our riders and horses, and we could not do it without them!
We always need and welcome new volunteers. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Once completing the orientation class, you can then sign up and start volunteering. Our volunteers typically sign up for a one to two hour session. The sessions involve preparing the horses for their riders as well as walking beside or leading the horses with a challenged rider.
Experience is not necessary. The orientation class provides the training and once you begin volunteering, the trainer will teach you more.
If desired, additional training is available.

Steps to Become a Volunteer
1. Email our volunteer coordinator about your interest: volunteer@chastainhorsepark.org
2. You will receive via email more information about our program and orientation sessions
3. Complete the forms and bring them with you when you attend your volunteer orientation
4. Read the Volunteer Manual
5. Attend a Volunteer Orientation. Offered twice a quarter (dates subject to change)

Please click on Calendar of Events for updated orientation dates.
Please meet at the mounting ramp area between Barns 3 and 4 promptly. You may park in the “Red Lot” located on Powers Ferry Road between Chastain Horse Park and the amphitheater (Just up the hill from the clubhouse). Please come prepared to work with the horses in an outdoor arena: closed toe shoes and comfortable clothes.

For more information on Volunteering, please email us at: volunteer@chastainhorsepark.org

Or visit their site Click Here

Download
Volunteer Manual
Volunteer Release Form

Watch & Learn
Lauren Archer, one of our teen volunteers at our Atlanta program, developed these
videos to help newcomers: