We LOVE Our Volunteers

Volunteers are vital to the program and without them we don’t ride! No previous experience with horses or disabilities is necessary – you will be taught everything you need to know.

Volunteer Responsibilities

We need volunteers to walk beside riders with disabilities, groom, tack, or lead horses. We also need volunteers to help keep our barn clean, feed the horses, and help at our annual events such as the CALNET Horse Show and fundraisers. Our used tack and clothes outlet in Newbury Park also needs volunteer staffing. Wherever your talents lie, there’s a place for you to help at Ride On!

How to Get Started


    We would LOVE to have your help as a volunteer! Please note at this time, we are only accepting volunteers that are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. To get started, come out to our ranch on a day and time that we're here (based on the schedule below), and see our Office Manager Nancy, or the Head Instructor on site, to fill out our application and observe a lesson or two. Once that's done, you can start volunteering right away if you'd like!

    We do host a Volunteer Training once per session-- the Training is an overview of volunteer tasks, safety and emergency procedures, and trains you to lead and sidewalk in the arena with our riders. You cannot lead or sidewalk until you've been through the Training, but you can still get started beforehand with grooming and tacking horses, barn maintenance, and more! Volunteer Training signups are posted on the tack room door or main whiteboard at our ranches when new dates are set. We look forward to having you!

    The minimum age for volunteering in the arena with our riders is 14. Prospective volunteers between the ages of 12 and 14 are welcome and encouraged to volunteer in the barn with our horses.

    We look forward to having you! For further enquiries regarding volunteering, Email: Tess@RideOn.org

1. Fill out the Volunteer Application online

2. Print and Sign the Liability Release

3. Pick a time and day to observe

4. Get Started!

Chatsworth Location Schedule

Day Start End
Monday 3:00 PM 7:00 PM
Tuesday 3:00 PM 7:00 PM
Wednesday 7:15 AM 10:30 AM 3:00 PM 7:00PM
Thursday 8:00 AM 10:00 AM 3:00 PM 7:00 PM
Friday 7:15 AM 10:30 AM 3:00 PM 7:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM 12:00 PM

Newbury Park Location Schedule

Day Start End
Tuesday 2:00 PM 6:00 PM
Wednesday 2:00 PM 6:00 PM
Thursday 2:00 PM 6:00 PM
Friday 2:00 PM 6:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM 12:00 PM