Volunteering with us
As a volunteer, you'll play a crucial role in helping our riders feel supported and confident during their lessons. We have a variety of volunteering opportunities available, and we welcome anyone with a passion for helping others and a love of horses. If you're interested in making a positive impact in our community, please read on to learn more about our volunteer positions.
Volunteer Riding Helpers
Do you love ponies and have a passion for helping others?
Our centre is in need of volunteer riding helpers to assist riders with mounting and dismounting safely, lead the ponies during lessons, and provide support during riding sessions.
This is an active and rewarding role that requires physical fitness. We currently have vacancies on Friday and Saturday mornings.
Please note that volunteers must be 14 years of age or older. If you're interested in learning more, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As the cost of living continues to rise, charities like ours are in great need of dedicated fundraisers.
We already have an amazing team of fundraisers, but we are looking for individuals to help us apply for grants and write to trusts.
If you're up for the challenge and want to make a difference in your community, please email us at email@example.com.
Are you looking for a rewarding role with plenty of exciting challenges? We're currently seeking working trustees to help our board oversee the charity.
We are particularly interested in individuals with trustee experience, safeguarding backgrounds, and policy experience. However, we also welcome those who are enthusiastic and eager to learn.
If you're interested in becoming a trustee, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hear from our volunteers
Started at Sackett Hill RDA group then I went onto Fairfield where I borrowed ponies for the riding school from Bromstone, And then they bought two ponies of their own, who were named Blaze and Sonny.
They also had two ponies come for bed and breakfast every Friday and then they went back on Monday.
The stables soon close down for houses so I went searching for land. I came across a lovely piece of land which is where we are today. I've now been there for 35 years and still going strong.
Thanks to everyone that’s supporting Stables.
I have been with horses from a very young age it’s in my genes. My grandpa had two lovely Shire Horses working life. I began to ride at the age of 11 and ended when I was 60.
I have lived in Broadstairs all my life I married Anthony in 1966 had our first son Mark in 1969 and our second son David 1971.
We were devastated when David was diagnosed with Becker muscular Dystrophy at the age of 12. There was little known about the disease at the time. Mainly given expectations of a short life span.
Over the years we became members of the muscular Dystrophy campaign, to make life easier for all those disabled. I have been with Nora for many years and still do the ponies hay Monday to Friday.
Gives me a purpose get up in the morning and see the lovely smiley faces and all the children that attend the school
Would you like to join the team?
All help is welcome, we are always looking for more volunteers to help take care of our horses. If this sounds like something that you would love to do in your spare time then please contact us today.