Are you ready to join us?

Volunteers are critical to the success of CHAPS Equine Assisted Therapy and a priceless part of the therapeutic team for therapeutic riding, learning, driving and more. Several times throughout the year, CHAPS offers training to acquaint prospective volunteers with the various duties and needs we have for the program.

Session Volunteers
Horse leaders and side walkers provide support for riders who are not yet independent riders. By leading a horse or side-walking (similar to a spotter in gymnastics), you are making a difference for a person with special needs who would not be able to participate without your help!

Stable help
We like to call it ‘Stall Therapy;’ helping keep our facility and stable clean and welcoming for our participants and equine staff. Feeding, turn out, cleaning stalls and more are important jobs that keep our riding center clean and professional.

Committee Members
Not a horse person? You can still contribute in a variety of ways with the governance of the organization on a number of committees that sustain CHAPS and help the staff provide superior service.

Volunteer Coordinator
A vital position that assists Instructors and the Director in scheduling and training volunteers for all of our needs.

Feedbag Staff
Reporters and graphic design people who can work under a deadline and produce a monthly e-newsletter for our community to share our success stories and provide education about our services.

Thank you for sponsoring our 2017 Volunteer Appreciation Party!

Barn Help Training - ongoing
        ~ contact Gina @

Session Training
  As needed
  Contact Christina @
           859-230-7088 or 

Click on these links to download the handbook and volunteer paperwork.