JNH Volunteers

JNH volunteers—many of whom are therapists, nurses, school teachers, college students, some retirees and others who are employed full time—serve as leaders and sidewalkers to keep riders safe and communicate the riding instructor's directions.

Considerable effort is made to combine compatible volunteers, instructors and horses in order to work with the riders in the most pleasurable and productive ways available through sensitivity, caring and carefully designed lessons.

This year, JNH volunteers worked 3,678 hours directly with the riders with disabilities. This figure does not include the countless hours volunteers spend working on fund raising events to help cover the expense of this specialized riding program.

Volunteers attended five training sessions to improve their skills in working with riders. Twelve of the JNH volunteers have served at JNH for 25 - 31 years. Another dozen or so have served 10 - 25 years. To remain dedicated for so many years and be willing to work in all kinds of weather conditions is proof that they see good things happening for their riders as a result of their commitment.

New volunteers (18 years and older) are always welcome. Training classes will be Sunday, March 5 & 12 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Sunday, May 28 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm and Friday, August 25 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.

To become a JNH volunteer, please download, complete and send the following three forms to the JNH office:

Volunteer Forms:

Volunteer Questionaire
Liability Release Form
Emergency Medical Treatment Form

All volunteers are required to be in uniform during classes. Please download Volunteer Uniform information using this link: Volunteer Uniform

Should you prefer to receive registration forms by direct mail, please contact Jamestown New Horizons at this link: Contact Us

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