RAT_1_Will_Burnham_SQ_800x800.jpgVolunteer Training

Saturday, April 4, 2020   8:00am - 4:00pm
Mandatory for New Volunteers
Returning Volunteers - Strongly Recommended

Please call 651-439-2558 or email us to RSVP.

Our season-starting training day, for new and returning volunteers from all lesson sites, will be offered Saturday, April 4th in Afton. Plan to spend a full-day introduction to the fun and responsibility of volunteering.

The day will begin at St. Peter Lutheran Church (880 Neal Avenue South) in Afton at 8:00am for a light breakfast. Indoor training will begin at 8:30am and continue until mid-day, when lunch will be provided. After lunch we will go 1 mile down the road to River Valley Riders’ property for hands-on training, until 4:00pm. You’ll learn about therapeutic riding, the children and adults we serve, and the horses that help us. Training will occur rain or shine with our indoor arena for the afternoon.

Current volunteers are encouraged to attend this continuing education opportunity, especially those who started in mid-year 2019 and had not attended 2019’s spring training day.

We will be starting lessons at Afton the week of April 13th. Lessons will start on April 28th at Rick-A-Shay Ranch. We have therapeutic riding on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings and carriage driving on Monday and Thursday afternoons and evenings. We are partnering with schools and senior citizen organizations, so there are some daytime volunteer opportunities too.

There are lots of opportunities to volunteer! So please talk to your friends, relatives, and co-workers about River Valley Riders and hopefully they will want to come out to enjoy this great experience.

It is important to email us or call 651-439-2558 to RSVP and provide us your contact information.

Visit our Volunteer page for forms and resources.