Volunteer Opportunities

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. Take a look at them and see where you might fit, then click to apply.

For hands-on interaction and physical exercise, you might want to be a:

Side walker: The primary responsibility of a side walker is to maintain constant safety awareness, while providing physical and motivational support to the rider. Qualifications for Side Walker: Minimum age is 14. Be able to walk briskly in sand for 15-20 minutes. Jog intermittently for short periods of time while horse is trotting. Attend volunteer training and be committed for your time slot assignment.

If you have experience with horses, you might want to be a:

Horse Leader: The main responsibility of the leader is to control the horse during grooming and the lesson. It is the leader who must help in guiding, stopping and starting without making the rider feel that they are simply a passenger. Qualifications for Horse Leader: Minimum age is 14. Must have experience with horses and be approved by the director. Attend hands-on training and be responsible for continued training as needed. Should be able to walk at a fast pace and jog intermittently during the lesson.

If you like to organize and clean you might want to be a:

Tack Master: This job consists of helping our tack room stay clean and organized. Helping riding teams gather the tack specified for each lesson and make sure it all gets cleaned and put where it belongs. Qualifications for Tack Master: Minimum age 14. Must be willing to attend one volunteer training session.

If you want to work inside you might want to be a:

Paper Jockey: We have filing, data entry, phone calling that needs to be completed to keep our organization running. Flexible hours. Qualifications for Paper Jockey: Minimum age 14. Must be willing to attend one volunteer training session.

If you like to help plan parties and events, you might want to be on the:

Chuck Wagon Team: We will need folks to help with volunteer appreciation and riding events. This may entail menu planning, cooking, helping to serve, table set up and clean up. Qualifications for Chuck Wagon Team: Minimum age 14. Must be willing to attend one volunteer training session.

If you want to assist in handy man/woman projects you may want to be a:

Roustabout: You will work on special projects for general maintenance purposes. Qualifications for Roustabout: Minimum age 14. Attend one volunteer training session.

If you have computer skills you might want to be:

Website Wrangler: Responsible for keeping our website current. Qualifications for Website Wrangler: Experience with SquareSpace.

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.