Become a Volunteer!

Our volunteers are what makes our program possible! Whether you need volunteer hours for school, you love horses, or you want to make a difference, Upward Transitions is the perfect place to cover all three!!

We provide all the training you need so no prior horse experience is necessary, though we always welcome experienced horsemen and women.

Volunteer Duties

Volunteer duties include:

  • Prepare horses for lessons by grooming and tacking
  • Help clean and prep barn, stalls, and arena
  • Learn and use both English and Western saddles
  • Work in the arena as a either a side-walker or horse leader
  • Encourage our horses and riders before, during, and after lessons
  • Attend trainings and other volunteer events
  • Other help as needed

Our volunteers sign-up to help with lessons on:

  • Monday – Thursday 5:00-7:30pm
  • Saturday 8:00am-12:00pm

The Spring 2024 Session runs from March 16 – May 25, 2024.

Volunteer Requirements

Volunteers MUST:

  • be responsible and reliable
  • be at least 14 years old
  • wear closed-toed shoes
  • be able to walk for 60 minutes & jog short distances

Volunteer Registration

New Volunteer Training has concluded for Spring and is required for all new volunteers. Be on the lookout for the Fall training date.

To register, download the Volunteer Registration form and submit a scanned copy via email to Denise Reding, our Program Director at denise@upward-transitions.org.


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