Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Job Descriptions at Reins of Hope


  1. Horse Leaders:

    The main responsibility of the leader is to prep/groom horse during tacking and controlling horse in the lesson. It is the leader who must help in guiding, stopping and starting at the direction of the instructor during the lesson. Qualifications for Horse Leader – Minimum age is 14. Must have attended Volunteer Training. Must have experience with horses.  Attend hands-on training and be responsible for continued training as needed. Should be able to walk at a fast pace and jog intermittently during the lesson.                                                                                                                                                

  2. Sidewalkers:                                                                                                 The primary responsibility of a sidewalker is to maintain constant safety awareness, while providing secure physical and motivational support to the rider. Qualifications for Sidewalker – Minimum age is 14. Be able to walk briskly in sand for 15-20 minutes. Jog intermittently for short periods of time while horse is trotting. Attend volunteer training and be committed for your time slot assignment.                                                                                                                      

  3. Newsletter Editor:
    Responsibilities include gathering testimonials, pictures, and stories relating to participants and our hippotherapy/therapeutic riding programs. Other information such as  events and status and current needs would be disseminated through the newsletter. This individual would also be responsible for the format of the newsletter and the method of transmission (physical copy or internet).
  4. Technology Assistant:
    Responsibilities include maintaining and updating the Reins of Hope website as well as providing assistance with any technology projects.   Experience with social media, and this individual would also serve as a problem solver for any related technology issues.
  5. Event Photographer:
    Responsibilities include photographing participants and document the therapy process. Other events such as fund-raisers, volunteer work days, shows, and special events would be part of the photo documentation process.

To get started you can download and fill out our volunteer application & liability release below!  For more details and to sign up for our next volunteer orientation please contact Nansii Downer at 817-741-7614.

RoH Volunteer Application
Reins of Hope Volunteer application 1-7-[...]
Microsoft Word document [32.1 KB]
RoH Liability Release
RoH Adult and Youth Liability Release 1-[...]
Microsoft Word document [14.1 KB]

Where to Find Us:

Reins of Hope
P.O. Box 448
Keller, TX 76248


Office: 817-741-7614

Physical Address:               4200 Keller-Haslet Road, Keller

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