VOLUNTEER

Serving the greater Baton Rouge area

At GaitWay we have an opportunity for everyone who is willing to give of their time and talent. Listed below is a brief description of jobs that need you!

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Volunteer Opportunities

Lesson Program Volunteers

Want to work directly with horses and riders? These volunteers are the backbone of our lesson programs and make our mission possible.

  • Recurring role

  • Required to attend specific training

  • work hands on with our horses and riders

  • opportunities for growth and learning

Event Volunteer and Committee Members

Have a specific skill set that you want to put to use for GaitWay?

  • One time or annual commitment

  • No special training required

  • Duties vary

  • Work behind the scenes and at events

Work Day Volunteers

Help get the farm ready for events, cleaned up after a storm, or spiffed up for the next semester!

  • One time or biannual opportunity

  • short orientation required

  • no age limit

  • no specific skill requirements 

  • outdoors and light manual labor

  • great for large groups

These events are typically announced on our social media.

For questions about upcoming work days, or to schedule an event for your group, contact the volunteer coordinator at volunteer@gaitway.org

Riders Who Volunteer

We love giving our riders more opportunities to grow and take on responsibilities!

  • Commit to showing up an hour before, or staying an hour after their assigned lesson time

  • Be capable of working independently without adult supervision OR be supervised by a parent or guardian at all times

  • There is no age requirement

  • Some possible tasks include; picking stalls and paddocks, sweeping or cleaning in an assigned area, organizing tack and equipment as assigned, etc. 

This opportunity is perfect for riders who want more responsibility at the barn.  If you or a child is currently enrolled in lessons at GaitWay, reach out to an employee to talk about this program. 

BACKGROUND CHECKS:

To insure the safety of our riders/clients and volunteers GaitWay reserves the right to perform a background check on all individuals 18 years of age and older.