" Volunteers Live longer! " (Harvard School of Public Health, 2004)
The Kamloops Therapeutic Riding Association relies on the dedication and support of our volunteers to run our program. Our volunteers must be passionate, active and dedicated!
Volunteers have the option to help in our lessons by getting a horse ready for their lesson, leading a horse in a lesson or side-walking with a rider. The other option is for volunteers to help with barn chores such as cleaning paddocks, mucking stalls, cleaning feed buckets, filling water buckets, etc. Each of our riding sessions are 8-12 weeks in duration, and are offered in spring, summer and fall. We do not currently offer a formal winter riding session. Previous horse experience is welcomed and encouraged, but not necessary. All volunteer training will be provided.
Volunteering in our lessons (getting a horse ready for their lesson, leading a horse in a lesson, side-walking with a rider) requires a minimum time commitment of 60mins once a week for 8-12 weeks. There is the opportunity to volunteer for longer than 60mins if interested. If you are interested in volunteering in our lessons but cannot commit to 60mins once a week for 8-12 weeks there is an option to become an “On-Call Volunteer”. An On-Call Volunteer would fill in when a regular volunteer is away or in the case we are short of volunteers and need a temporary volunteer. Volunteering in our Barnyard (cleaning paddocks, mucking stalls, cleaning feed buckets, filling water buckets, etc.) is a more flexible time commitment and is based on the best time/day that works for you and when you can come!
The first step to becoming a KTRA volunteer is to download the volunteer package below, fill it out and submit it to Ashley Sudds at firstname.lastname@example.org or drop off in person to our office at 730 Crestline St. If no one is in the office we do have a mailbox that you can leave it in.
Thank you for your interest! We look forward to hearing from you!!
Please click on the button below to access our Volunteer Application and PIC that is required before you start volunteering:
Sandy has been volunteering with KTRA since 2009. He is our volunteer yards and maintenance specialist. Although he is often reprimanded for spoiling the horses with his "training through treats program" his passion and commitment to KTRA is invaluable.
Thank you Sandy
The key to our success rests in people like you, who embody the spirit of greatness by saying, "Yes I can, and you can too!"
Interested in becoming a KTRA Board Member?
KTRA is governed by a Board of Directors who are dedicated to ensuring our Association's budgetary, human resource, and basic operation needs are met. They meet on average once a month and are in frequent contact with the KTRA staff in order to plan and coordinate as required. We are looking for additional Board members so if you think you would enjoy contributing time and a unique skill set to our organization please complete the application package found below, thank you!