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None of the good work we do could be achieved without our incredible team!

Volunteering FAQ's

Everything we do is to help others

What does volunteering include?

We have a huge variety of roles that our volunteers enjoy. Everything from working with the ponies, helping the participants, attending local fetes, to making jam and clearing the hedgerows. You don’t need any experience, we will teach you what you need to know and you can learn at your own pace.  Getting the ponies ready for the sessions and working within the sessions with the participants is what the majority of our volunteers choose to be involved in. Find out more about our Volunteer roles here.


Is there a minimum commitment?

There is no expectation for our volunteers to make a monthly, weekly or daily commitment.  We have an online sign-up system where you can volunteer on dates and times to suit you.  You will always be made welcome! 


What should I wear to volunteer?

Volunteers should dress appropriately for the weather forecast as you can expect to be outside most of the time. Closed-toe shoes are required, we suggest boots that will keep your feet dry and that you don’t mind getting dirty as there can be mud, lying water and the sand-school to contend with!

Can I come to you for work experience? 

We welcome students from School/College who are keen to work with horses or in a charity setting.  As we are a small yard we can generally only take one student at a time and will need the full support of your school/college.  Hours would be from 9.00 – 12.30, Monday to Friday. You can find out more here​. Please contact the office for information on how to apply.

Do you accept Duke of Edinburgh Volunteers?

We fully support the DoE Scheme and welcome applications from students wishing to spend time with us for their volunteering section. You can find out more here.  Please contact the office for information on how to apply.

How old do you need to be to volunteer?

You need to be 14 or over but there is no upper age limit as long as you feel fit and healthy as most volunteer roles are outside.

I don’t have any experience working with children/adults with disabilities or ponies, can I still volunteer?

Yes, full training will be given and you can work/learn at your own pace.  There are also volunteer roles that are not working with our participants or ponies. Find out about the range of volunteer roles here.

When do your sessions run?

See our schedule below.  Note all of our sessions require volunteers.

Morning (9am - 12.30pm)
Lunch (12pm - 2pm)
Carriage Driving
Afternoon (1pm - 3pm)
EAL & Lowen Therapy
By prior arrangement
By prior arrangement
By prior arrangement
By prior arrangement
By prior arrangement
By prior arrangement

Riding Schedule

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