Volunteers are the hands and heart of Greystone Manor Therapeutic Riding Center (GMTRC). Every year over 150 volunteers donate more than 7500 hours of their time to our organization; GMTRC would not be able operate without our volunteers.
We serve children and adults with special needs and provide the opportunity for them to learn riding and horsemanship skills and gain the benefits that come with the equine-human partnership. Riding helps improve balance, coordination, endurance, strength, social relationships, and self-esteem. Volunteers make this experience possible and have the chance to make a huge difference in the lives of our clients.
Our volunteers find serving as a part of our programs to be incredibly rewarding. Whether you are an enthusiast with many years of equine experience, or someone with no experience, you will gain many personal benefits, opportunities to learn, and the chance to share in our clients’ joys and triumphs.
Volunteers assist in every aspect of our program and are provided training opportunities for each area. Volunteer roles include: Lesson Volunteers, Barn Volunteers, Schooling Riders, Professional Volunteers, Facility Assistants, and more!
How to Become a Volunteer
- Review our Volunteer Handbook for Volunteer Program Information and Requirements (GMTRC welcomes volunteers 14 years of age and older)
- Use the Volunteer Portal button below to access our volunteer portal and fill out an application.
- Once your application is approved, you will be able to sign up for a New Volunteer Orientation (NVO) session. This training is required for all new volunteers.
- Once you have completed NVO, you will be able to start volunteering! We will provide you information about available time slots and let you know how to sign up.
The following forms must be fully completed and submitted with your online application:
All volunteers 18 years of age and older (except those still attending high school) must submit the following clearances:
Single day and special event volunteers do not need to submit clearances unless working directly with clients/participants.
2019 Volunteer Orientation Dates
Returning Volunteer Orientation
Tuesday: Jan 15 (5:30-7:30p)
Saturday: Jan 19 (10:00-12:00p)
New Volunteer Orientation (NVO)
Saturdays: Jan 26 (10:00a-12:00p) and Apr 20, Aug 3, Nov 16 (1:00-3:00p)
Wednesdays: Feb 27, May 8, Jun 5, Sept 25 (7:00-8:30p)
Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator with questions!
BY PHONE: (717) 203-7388