View our schedule and upcoming trainings

Getting Started

Volunteers must be at least 14 years old to volunteer without supervision and must complete a background check.
All new volunteers must attend a new volunteer training. To view a list of upcoming trainings, click on the ResourceSpot above.
To schedule, contact our Volunteer Director at volunteer.director@nullbraveheartsriding.org or 815.765.2113

Volunteer Opportunities Include:
  • Sidewalker - walks or trots by the side of the therapy horse, supporting the participants and helping participants balance and perform activities according to a therapist’s or instructor’s directions.
  • Leader - guides the therapy horse during the session: weaving cones, directing the horse over and around obstacles, halting, walking and trotting according to the therapist’s or instructor’s directions.
  • Exercise Rider - rides, conditions and warms up therapy horses.
  • Carriage Driving - volunteers can train to work specifically with the carriage driving team, learning all aspects of this discipline.
  • Administrative Assistance
  • Barn Assistance
  • Fundraising
  • Special Events Support
  • Tack Cleaning
  • Phone Coverage
  • Facility cleaning and organizing
  • Carpentry
  • Committee Service
  • Educating others in your community about BraveHearts

Contact us today to get started!