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Volunteers at NWTRC

At the NorthWest Therapeutic Riding Center, we have a group of dedicated volunteers who help with the readying the horses, tack, equipment, and work in the arena assisting the riders with lessons. Volunteers also enjoy helping with the planning and implementing of events and fundraisers such as "The Human Race" Walk/Run for NWTRC, the "Rider Cup" Benefit Golf Tournament, and the Denim to Diamonds Dinner/Auction. Volunteers make up our Board of Directors who oversee the operation, fundraising, management, and direction of the Center.

Volunteers at NWTRC

There are many volunteer opportunities available, and training is provided for the positions. Some include:

Volunteers at NWTRC

Stall Cleaning:
Grooming, bringing horses in and turning out, blanketing, stall maintenance, watering, sweeping and tack cleaning.
Lesson Assistant:
Leader - works with the therapy horse during a lesson to ensure appropriate, safe, equine behavior.

Sidewalker - works with the client directly during the lesson to provide emotional and physical support, and ensure client safety.
Facility Maintenance and Improvements:
Mend fences, clean paddock and turnout areas, building projects and repairs...

We are extremely proud of our riding program: its riders, horses, facilities, staff, and volunteers. We hope that all volunteers, parents, caregivers, and riders will become involved by helping with fundraising and promoting the program.

Riders and Family at the NWTRC Riders and Family at the NWTRC

For more information on volunteering contact the NWTRC


1884 Kelly Road • Bellingham, WA 98226 • 360-966-2124
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