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Attention - The orientation for NEW volunteers at the Ocean Facility is now on the first Saturday of the month from 11am to 1pm. The volunteer class for the Monmouth Facility is on the second Saturday of the month from 11am to 1pm. New volunteers for BOTH facilities must schedule for the class by contacting the volunteer coordinator listed below, George Kohrmann.


NEW! President's Volunteer Service Award
We are pleased to announce our participation in the PRESIDENT’S VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD program as a Certifying Organization. This new AWARD is a Presidential honor that recognizes the valuable contributions of volunteers nationwide who are answering President George W. Bush’s call to serve others through their current volunteer activities or lifetime service. As a Certifying Organization, we will identify eligible recipients, verify their service hours, and distribute the AWARD to outstanding volunteers.
President's Volunteer Service Award


Volunteer Coordinator - George Kohrmann
For information regarding volunteering or to schedule for the volunteer class, please email us at volunteer@chariotriders.org.

Volunteering at Chariot Riders
Imagine helping a child or adult  in your community as he or she takes a first step, speaks for the first time, or laughs with joy.  Now imagine doing this in the company of horses! Volunteering at Chariot Riders might be the best thing you have ever done for yourself and for the special riders at Chariot Riders Therapeutic Academy.

Chariot Riders' mission goes beyond helping people learn to ride horses; we help people experience success.  We work with children and  adults who often face serious physical, emotional, or social challenges, and we help them to discover their own strength, beauty, and talent.  We love our work at Chariot Riders, and we cannot do it without your help!

As a volunteer, you will become a vital part of the program, working directly with horses, riders, Chariot Riders staff, and other volunteers.  You will share in the large and small triumphs of our riders as they  experience “the miracle in the movement” of therapeutic riding.

How You Can Help
Volunteers must be 13 years of age or older. You should be in reasonably good health. If you wish to work in the ring, as a fair amount of walking, and sometimes running is required. You can help in several ways:

Horse Leaders - Learn leading skills, and have complete care of the horse during a therapy session.

Side Walkers - Help to support the riders, and assist the therapist and/or riding instructor with the special needs of each rider.

Grooms - Groom and tack horses before classes, un-tack and cool them out after classes.

Office Volunteers - Assist with all types of clerical work, according to your own skills.

Special Events Volunteers - Help organize and run special events and fundraisers.

Volunteer Requirements/Training
All volunteers who wish to work in programming are required to attend training sessions, which are typically held on the first Saturday of the month from 9am to 12 noon.

Once you become a volunteer, you will be expected to arrive one half hour before your assigned program, and to stay one half hour after the program to help with the assessment of the riders.

Volunteers in programming may be asked to groom, tack, un-tack and bathe horses, as well as clean stalls, and sweep barn aisles.

Individuals 13 years or older may volunteer by contacting Chariot Riders at 732-657-2710 to schedule an appointment for preliminary training. You will be asked to fill out an application, and give us one character reference. Previous horse knowledge is appreciated, but not required. We welcome you, and thank you for helping us continue to succeed!

Discover and fulfill your potential through the way of the horse. This manual will start you on the right path with the information and tools you will need to be an effective and productive volunteer. Download the Volunteer Handbook



The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
"The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards honor young people in middle level and high school grades for outstanding volunteer service to their communities. Created in 1995 by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), the awards constitute the United States' largest youth recognition program based solely on volunteering. Over the past 13 years, the program has honored more than 80,000 young volunteers at the local, state, and national level." © 2008 Prudential Financial, Inc.
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