Therapeutic Riding Program's Volunteer Information

Volunteers are an invaluable part of the therapeutic team! Each challenged equestrian requires the assistance of as many as four volunteers to assure their safety during the lesson program and assure an effective treatment for each rider. Volunteers participate as leaders responsible for the horse or as sidewalkers accountable for the rider's position and balance. Other volunteers also help the rider work on activities that meet the lesson objectives. No prior experience is necessary, and volunteers can determine the amount of time they have available for the program. All volunteers should be 15 years or older and able to walk and jog over uneven ground. You do NOT need to be a UNH student to get involved. The Therapeutic Riding Program would not be able to operate without the dedication and time of our many wonderful volunteers.

Interested in volunteering with the UNH Therapeutic Riding Program? Please contact UNH Faculty Liz Johnson - 

Click on any of the links below to gain more detailed information helpful to our volunteers.   

Working with the Disabled

Volunteer Checklist