When you Volunteer - You make a difference!

We are so pleased you are interested in becoming a HORSEPOWER volunteer!  It is because of your dedication and caring that many people with disabilities are able to participate in this unique and enriching program.  In addition, we believe your life will be enhanced by your experiences at HORSEPOWER.

How do I get started volunteering?

Schedule your tour today! 

contact volunteer@horsepower.org

or call the office 336.931.1424 

Volunteer Opportunities - Trainings - and More! 

  • Barn Team: Get "up close & personal" with our equine partners! assist with bring-in and turn out, feeding, stall cleaning, and refilling water buckets. (Ages 13 & up; under age 13 needs to have a parent volunteering with them)

  • Sidewalker: Helps the rider with balance and reinforces instructions during the lesson.  The sidewalker is constantly aware of the rider and is responsible for their safety when mounting, riding and in the arena. Additional training is required. (Ages 14 and older)

  • Leader: Responsible for leading the horse and rider, and must constantly be aware of the horse's behavior at all times - additional training and horse experience required (Age 16 and up). Leader training consist of two parts:                                                          -PART 1: Basic HORSEPOWER techniques and barn safety 

        -PART 2: Leading in classes with a rider!

  • Volunteer Captain: Helps train new volunteers at orientation and during the session, helps coordinate volunteers for special events, and meets with the staff to evaluate the program from the volunteers’ point of view.

  • Community Outreach Assistant: Assist the volunteer coordinator by attending community outreach events and fundraisers. You will help hand out flyers and talk to people in the community to spread the word about HORSEPOWER. 

  • Assorted Services and Projects: Tack cleaning and repair, carpentry, electrical and plumbing services, poster design, and taking pictures are a few of the opportunities available.  Special workdays are held periodically and especially prior to a special event to spruce up the grounds and the horses.


February 24th from 1:00-3:00 pm 

February 28th 4:00-6:00 pm

Please email, volunteer@horsepower.org

to reserve your space!


(Once you have completed your tour)  

Thursday and Friday at 3:00

Please email, volunteer@horsepower.org

to reserve your space!

Administrative & Operational Opportunities

  • Fund Raising: Corporate Giving, Capital Campaigns, Clubs & Organizations, Horse Clubs, Foundations & Grants, Gifts In Kind, Special events

  • Long Range Planning: provide your insight and expertise to promote a successful program for the next decade by identifying special events, marketing and communications

  • Public Relations & Marketing – press releases, obtain media coverage, write proposals

  • Rider Recruitment: solicit new clients both individuals & organizations

  • Recruiting Other Volunteers: recruit for riding program, special events & office help

  • Office Help: mailers, databases, organization, data entry

  • Construction Projects: fencing, building sheds, painting

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HORSEPOWER's response to COVID-19!

1. Anyone coming to HORSEPOWER to volunteer or visit must notify Dawn via phone 336.931.1424 or email volunteer@horsepower.org that you are coming! 

2. Once you arrive you MUST sign in at the picnic shelter and check yes or no to the COVID-19 statement! 

   •  You have not been exposed to Covid-19 nor show any signs or                    symptoms such as cough or fever

   •  You have been practicing social distancing (6 feet).

   •  You agree to wash your hands before and after your visit and sanitize          between tasks.

   •  You agree to maintain social distancing when possible at Horsepower          (6 feet or a horse length).

   •  If you cannot maintain 6 feet distance you must wear a mask on                property!

3. Mask are required if you must be within 6 ft!