How do I start?
We need volunteers to help in a variety of ways, with all levels of time commitment. The area most people want to help is in the arena coaching and supporting our riders with disabilities. We will teach you the basics in a 2 hour training class. You can volunteer as little as 2 hours a week. To get started, fill out an online application by clicking on the link below. You will learn all about our program and see for yourself how Silver Lining changes lives.
What is the next step?
Below you can find our volunteer levels. You do not have to complete all the training levels to volunteer. It is completely up to you how many levels you would like to complete. We also need volunteers to help with special events, so if you can't commit to at least 2 hours a week, then contact Amanda, firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to help out with our events.
Special Olympics Volunteers
Once you complete Side Walker Training, please take the time to fill out the Special Olympics Class A Volunteer application, which include General Orientation Training & Protective Behaviors Training (click on links below).
Delegation: Silver Lining Riding
Nicki Simms received the Volunteer of the Year award for the 2016-2017 ride year for exceptional service. As many of our riders know, Nicki is always happy to jump in and help out! Our instructors rely on her and is always willing to come in at a moment's notice. Nicki worked more than 250 hours of service last year. She's amazing with the kids and is on Shiloh's Gold Star team.
Congratulations to all our hardworking volunteers for 2016-2017 ride year!
450+ Hours of Lifetime Service 350+ Hours of Lifetime Service
Myra Adams Melanie Hawley
Mary Ann Stelmach 300+ Hours of Lifetime Service
Rebecca Wright Lydia Ilchena
250+ Hours of Lifetime Service 200+ Hours of Lifetime Service
Gregg Brown Diane Grabowski
175+ Hours of Lifetime Service 150+ Hours of Lifetime Service
Mackensie Perkins Donna Ruud
125+ Hours of Lifetime Service 100+ Hours of Lifetime Service
Jules Peterson Cindi Course
75+ Hours of Lifetime Service Erika Rodriguez
50+ Hours of Lifetime Service 25+ Hours of Lifetime Service
Patty Baker Shelia Snyder
Sherrana Gary Julee Berglund
Gene Edwards Paul Gonzales
All new volunteer trainings are held the first Saturday of each month from 8AM - 12PM. You can sign up after completing the volunteer application
Email our Volunteer Coordinator: Volunteer@silverliningriding.org
Volunteer Training Levels
Side Walker (Training 1)
Horse Handler (Training 2)
Horse STAR Team (Training 3)
Horse Lunging (Training 4)
Bit & Bridling (Training 5)
Horse Exercise STAR Team
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