Volunteers Needed – We always need new Team Members! Stay tuned for the next training opportunity, or call the barn for a time to come observe what our Volunteer Team Members do! (605)251-1685
Volunteer Refresher Training Scheduled for April 8, 2014, at the barn, 5:30 pm!
In order to promote a safe and rewarding experience for our riders and volunteers, long-term volunteers will be required to attend a
Refresher course annually in order to keep an active volunteer status. At that time we will also ask you to update your personal and contact information as well as undergo an annual criminal background check. These sessions will be held during the months of Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, and Dec. We will give 6 to 8 weeks notice before your refresher course needs to be attended.
New Volunteer Training Scheduled for May 12, 2014, at the barn, at 5:30 pm!
Please join us if you are interested in volunteering at Horsepower. It’s a great, rewarding experience, that really makes a difference in the lives of our participants, and in the lives of our volunteers!
Volunteer Hours Available: During the school year, our program hours (and thus, volunteer hours) are daytime: 9/10:00am until about 5/5:30pm. During the summer we run evening lessons as well, and go until about 8:30pm.
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We have Volunteer Training sessions frequently. Please watch this page for announcements of upcoming training sessions, held at the HorsePower barn 1/4 mile west of Wild Water West! Call 251-1685 for more info. You don’t have to work, just see and learn more about who we are and what we do. It’s fun, safe and easy! All you do is walk beside a horse and help a rider. Horse experience is great, but not necessary. Smiles are free! Come experience love of people and horses “HorsePower style”!
Barn Address: 26659 Blue Sage Lane, Sioux Falls, SD (west of Hwy 17/466th Ave. on W. 41st St. – near Wild Water West)
This is the job that pays you so much more than money. HorsePower pays our volunteers with smiles, and knowing that what you are doing is changing lives of people you can touch, laugh with, and mentor.
We need people of all walks in life. Seniors, retirees, students, family, medical professionals, equine experts; the only requirement is that you be 14 and over and have a willing heart to share.
We have periodic volunteer training sessions so you will be confident in what your role is. Most needed are horse leaders and “side-walkers” – people who walk alongside the horse and keep riders seated. But many other opportunitys to help abound. Some examples of needs are grounds keeping, mowing, painting, planting and nurturing flowers, grooming and helping with horses, cleaning up after horses (it can be very therapuetic for you too!), making phone calls, helping schedule other volunteers, helping with special promotions like dances and benefit auctions, helping with communications, the list is endless. Bring your skill to us and we can use it to help others.
If you think this is for you, please contact our staff today – contact information is on our “contact us” page if you would like to phone, or just email today: Rachel.Schafer@HorsePowerSF.com.