Volunteering

Tiree Equestrian CIC  is always looking for new volunteers, we will be glad of any help you can offer and no prior knowledge of horses is necessary. You don’t need any special equestrian skills to volunteer with us, we’ll take you through our training, at your own pace.  Experience is far less important than enthusiasm!  Experienced riders are also welcome

Some volunteers might prefer to offer their services for non-equine activities such as , general yard tidying or field/stable maintenance.

Volunteer as much or as little of your time as you like!

We need all sorts of people to volunteer from all walks of life and from all ages.

 

Volunteer FAQ

 

Who can volunteer –

 

Volunteers need to be at least 12 to be covered by our insurance and will be asked to complete an enrolment form (which requires a basic reference). Certain roles be checked through Disclosure Scotland

    

You can download the volunteer application form on this page and either drop it in by hand at the Centre, post it or email it to us.  

  

Whilst we require assistance with stable management and other tasks at all times, ride volunteers and side walkers are also needed.


 

What do I need to become a volunteer?

Volunteers on the rides require patience and a sense of humour and a basic level of physical fitness as a considerable amount of walking is involved

An interest in getting to know our horses

An ability to communicate with a wide range of people

Why Volunteer – 

Make a difference

Make new friends

Be part of a team

Enjoy the outdoors (and keep fit!)

Boost your CV

 

Volunteering roles

Leaders

Checking horses tack prior to rider mounting. 

Controlling horse for mounting and dismounting. 

Control of horse/pony whilst out on hack and ensuring the safety of the rider 

Listening to and following instruction from the Ride Leader

Taking horses/ponies to and from the field to the stables

  

Sidewalking 

Checking horses tack prior to rider mounting. 

Controlling horse for mounting and dismounting. 

Ensuring the safety of the rider whilst out on hack. 

Communicating Ride Leaders instructions to the rider 

Encouraging and praising rider. 

Giving information back to the ride leader about the rider, when required. 

    

Yard Volunteer 

Volunteers who wish to help on the stable yard providing care to the Equines are needed every day of the week. No previous experience is required, just a willingness to learn. Experienced riders are also welcome. 

 

Regular Yard Volunteer – For volunteers aged 16 or over who are able to make a regular, reliable commitment of at least one day per week. Volunteers will help the yard staff with general yard duties including mucking out, grooming and feeding horses, changing rugs, field checks and general tidying and yard maintenance. We are currently looking for yard volunteers

 

Office

We always require help in our office – managing the pony’s social media posts, helping with bookings and general admin

 
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